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BOMBAY-KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

THE CHALUKYAS

Taila III | Somesvara I | Somesvara II | Vikramaditya VI 

 Somesvara III | Jagadekamalla |  Somesvara IV

No.47

(B.K. No. 33 and  21 of 1928-29)

ARASIBIDI, HUNGUND TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the Jaina Basadi

Trailokyamalla (Taila III), 1151 A.D.

This is dated the Vikrama year [76], Prajapati, Pushya ba. 2, Wednesday, Uttarayana-samkranti, corresponding to 1151 A.D.,December 26, f.d.t. 07.  The Uttarayana-samkranti, however, occurred on the previous day.  The Vikrama year evidently means he Chalukya-Vikrama year.

It records that Mahamandalesvara Chaundarsa of the Sinda family governing Kisukadu Seventy and other regions (details lost) made a gift at the town of Erambarate at the request of his queen Demaladevi.  The recipients of the gift were Devanandi-pandita and Nemichandra-pandita, who belonged to Mula-samgha, Kundakund-anvaya. Desiya-gana and Pustaka-gachcha.

The record is very much damaged.

No.48

(B.K. No. 54 and  21 of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK,  DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a beam of the Kasivisvanatha temple

Tribhuvanamalla (Tail III), 1152(?) A.D.

This is dated the 3rd regnal year of Chalukya-Vikrama Charkravarti Tribhuvanamalla, Prajapati, Pushya-amavasya, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkramana.

The inscription may refer to the reign of Vikramaditya VI, but his 3rd regnal year did not fall in Prajapati.  The 3rd regnal year Prajapati, however fits in for the reign of Tail III. In that case, we have to assume that Tribhuvanamalla was Somesvara IV and that he was associated with his father Tail III in the the administration of the kingdom from the beginning.  Pushya-amavasya in Prajapati would thus correspond to 1152 A.D., January 8, which was Tuesday.  The Uttaryana-samkramana did not occur on this tithi, but on the Paurnima day if that month.

The epigraph registers a gift of gold made by Perggadeyara Tribhuvanakesava described as the ‘dear son’ of the Thousand Mahajanas of Lokkigundi for the offerings to the god Kavatalesvara.  The gift was entrusted to Somesvara-pandita, the acharya of the temple.  A gift of land for the offerings to the same god made by Sovisetti is also recorded. 

No.49

(B.K. No. 212 of 1928-29)

AREKURAHATTI, NAVALGUND TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the Hanumantadeva temple

Trailokyamalla (Tail III), 1154 A.D.

This is dated the 6th regnal year of the king, Bhava, Pushya ba. 4, Vaddavara, Uttarayana-samkramana, corresponding to 1154 A.D., December 25.

It records the gift of income derived from cess of various commodities to the god Gavaresvara made by Mummuridanda and Aivattokkalu of Hiriya Kurihatti which was a sarvanamasyada agrahara created by Tribhuvanamalla (Vikramaditya VI). The epigraph is much damaged.

No.50

(B.K. No. 54-A, of 1926-27)

LAKKUNDI, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a beam of the Kasivisvanatha temple

Trailokyamalla (Tail III), 1156 A.D.

This is date the [6th] regnal year of the king, Yuva, Magha ba. Amavasya, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti, corresponding to 1156 A.D., January 23, Monday, f.d.t. 35. The Uttarayana-samkranti, however, occurred on the 25th of the previous month.

It registers a gift of land made by Kaleyanayaka, son of Makestara Makimayya-nayaka to Monideva for his bhiksha.  The donee in turn gave it for feeding the ascetics who visited the temple of Kavatala Chavundesvara at Lokkigundi.  Kaleyanayaka is described as the son, i.e., lay disciple, of Monideva, who was the disciple of Samavedideva, the acharya of the temple of Ramesvara of Huligere.

No.51

(B.K. No. 108 of 1926-27)

HOSUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall of the Siva temple

Trailokyamalla (Taila III) 1155 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year of the king, Yuva, Prathamashadha purnima, Thursday, lunar eclipse, corresponding to 1155 A.D. June 16.  As there were no two Ashadhas in the year cited, the Prathamashadha mentioned in the record seems to refer to the first month of the Chaturmasya, which commences from Ashada.

It records that Hollagavunda of Morka family, the Mahaprabhu of Hosavur, made the gift of dasavandha income derived from a garden for feeding the ascetics.  The gift was entrusted to Gangarasipandita, the acharya of the Mulasthana temple.

No.52

(B.K. No. 115-A of 1926-27)

HOSUR, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On two slabs built into the wall (left of entrance) of Trikutesvara temple

Trailokyamalla (Taila III) 1155 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year of the king, Yuva, Prathamashadha purnima, Thursday, lunar Eclipse.  This date which corresponds to 1155 A.D., June 16, Thursday, is identical with that of No.51 above.

It records that Hollagavunda, of Moraka family, who was the Mahaprabhu of Hosavur, made a gift of land and the dasavnda income from his garden for feeding the ascetics.  The recipient of the gift was Jnanasakti, the acharya of the Morakesvara temple.  The record gives an account of the ancestors of the donor.

No.53

(B.K. No. 7 of  1927-28)

MALLAPUR, RON TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the temple of Hanuman

Trailokyamalla (Taila III) 1156 A.D.

This is dated the 7th regnal year of the king, Dhatu, Margasira su. 13, Monday, Uttarayana-samkramana, corresponding to 1156 A.D., November 26.  The Uttarayana-samkramana, however did not occur on this date.

It records a gift of land for the upkeep of a tank at Navidige by Karnada Jogagavunda.  Beluvanige was an agrahara having Eighty-four Mahajanas and it was situated in Beluvala and Eradaruuru.  It mentions Duggimayya-dandanayaka. The inscription is partly damaged.

No.54

(B.K. No. 158 of 1926-27)

MALLASAMUDRA, GADAG TALUK, DHARWAR DISTRICT

On a slab set up in front of the Isvara temple

[Trailokyamalla]

This is dated the year 8, Durmukhi, Pushya [purnima], Uttarayana-sankranti, the week day being lost.  The cyclic year Durmukhi did not occur during the reign of Taila III, to whom the record is ascribable on palaeographic grounds.

It records a gift of land, made into the hands of  [Vama]sakti-pandita, to the god Mulasthana.  It contains an eulogy of Mallikarjuna-muni.  Annigere and agraharachudamani Lokkigundi are mentioned.  The inscription is badly damaged.

No.55

(B.K. No. 158 of 1926-27)

MASUTI, BAGEVADI TALUK, BIJAPUR DISTRICT

On a slab built into the wall (right of entrance) of the Hanuman temple

Trailokyamalla (Taila III), 1157 A.D.

This is dated Saka 1079, Isvara, Ashadha ba. 2, Wednesday, dakshinayana-sankramana, corresponding to 1157 A.D. June 26.

It records a gift by Kaliyavve, daughter of Revadasimayya, to a deity at Masuvati, situated in the Kampana  of  Muttage Thirty in Tarddavadi Thousand.  The gift comprised of land made in favour of the Sthanikas, the temple priest and Brahmanas of Bramhapuri.  The record is badly damaged.

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