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SOUTH INDIAN INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME XVII

INSCRIPTIONS COLLECTED DURING 1903 - 1904

VIJAYANAGARA

 

Saluva Narasimha

No. 220.

(A. R. No. 198 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the east base of the gopura of the first prakara of the

 Chandramaulisvara temple. Saluva Narasingadeva. 1483 A.D.

The titles of Saluva Narasingadeva are given as Sriman Mahamandalisvaran medinimisuraganda Kattari. This inscription is dated on the 28th day in Karttigai of Sobhakrit which will correspond to 1483 A.D., November 26. Narasa-Nayaka (evidently to the Tuluva family) is mentioned in this record as an agent of the king.

This records an order of Narasa-Nayaka exempting the devadiyar of god Aludaiya Nayinar of Tiruvakkarai from the payment of kalattutti as Karaikkattu-pparru and Sengattu-pparru were not included in Koliyanallur Simai (Tiruvakkarai was perhaps included in one of the above two parrus).

Kampana Udaiyar is stated to be the son of Vira Bokkana Udaiyar. The details of date given, viz., Saka 1291, Saumya, Tula su. 13, Sunday, Uttirattadi correspond to 1369 A.D., October 14, Sunday, the nakshatra Uttirattadi having ended at 92, the previous day.

This inscription records the remission of the levy of nattu-viniyogam on the kani land, Virapalanendal in Araivarisaipparru belonging to Nayanar, Pennorubaga-mudaliyar of Maruttur, by the Nattar in Vadagarai in Magadai-mandalam.

No. 274.

(A. R. No. 249 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the south wall of the first prakara of the Venkatesa Perumal temple.

Saluva Narasimha. S. 1385 : 1463 A.D.

The details of date given, viz., Saka 1385, Subhanu, Tula, su. 7, Tuesday, Uttiradam correspond to 1463 A.D., October 18, Tuesday, f.d.t. 05 ; 87.


It records a similar undertaking by the sthanattar in Tirumalai given to Timmarajadeva-maharaja, son of Gunduraja, who made a gift of gold and land in Avalali to provide for 4 dishes of food offerings during the sirukalai sandhi for god Tiruvengada-mudaiyan for the merit of Narasingaraja Udaiyar. It is also stipulated that a portion of the food offerings should go to those tending a garden, for the merit of Timmaraja.

Text published in Tirumalai Tirupati Devasthanam Epigraphical Series, Vol. II, No. 17.

No. 275.

(A. R. No. 250 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the south wall of date given, viz,, Saka 1389, Sarvajit, Mina, ba. 7,

Wednesday, Mulam regularly  correspond to 1468 A.D., March 16, Wednesday 45 ; 43.

This records an undertaking by the sthanattar in Tirumalai given to Narasingayyadeva-maharaja, son of Gundaiyadeva-maharaja, to provide for the food offerings during the 30 sandhis for god Tiruvengadamudaiyan, from the income of the five vllages, Vanjipakkam, Mallimalai, Se[lai]kkur and Bhimapuram in Kilaippadai-nadu in Chandragiri-Rajyam and Valalmankondan in Padavittil-simai, granted by the latter for his own merit and also for the distribution of the food offerings, as stipulated, especially to a choultry under the administration of Astigiri Ayyan, built by the donor for his own merit.

No. 278.

(A. R. No. 244 of 1904).

Tirumalai, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the north wall of the first prakara in the Venkatesa Perumal temple.

Saluva Narasimha S. 1378 : 1456 A.D.

This inscription mentions Narasingadeva-maharaja as the son of Saluva Gundayadeva-maharaja. The details of date given viz., Saka 1378, Dhatu, Kanni su. 13 Sunday, Sadayam regularly correspond to 1456 A. D., September 12, ’37., ’47.

It records an endowment by the king of the levies in cash and in kind from the village Alipuram in Vaikunda-valanadu formerly given by himself as sarvamanya to god Tiruvengadamudaiyan, for food offerings to the same god during the morning service. It was also laid down that the offering should be utilized for feeding srivaishnavas daily at the Ramanujakudam, built by the king in Tirumalai Tiruppati for his own merit, and presided over by Kandadai Ramanujayyan disciple of Alagiya Manavala Jiyar.

Text published in Tirumalai Tirupati devasthanam Inscriptions, Vol. VII, No. 4.

Narasanayaka

No. 416.

(A. R. No. 386 of 1904).

Ramesvaram, Proddaturu Taluk, Cudappah District.

On a slab set up in the courtyard of the Ramalingesvara temple. Narasanayaka. 1498 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 39.

Vira Narasimha

No. 419.

(A. R. No. 389 of 1904).

Ramesvaram, Proddaturu Taluk, Cudappah District.

On a slab set up in a mandapa in front of the Ramalingesvara temple. Vira Narasimha 1508 A. D.

See footnote on p. 3.

Krishnadevaraya

No. 63.

(A. R. No. 57 of 1904).

Kurugodu, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a rock to the south of the Basavesvara temple. Krishnaraya. 1528 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 524.

No. 145.

(A. R. No. 125 of 1904).

Tirthanagari, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the Sivan kuresvara temple.

Krishnadevaraya. S. 1439, Isvara : 1517 – 18 A.D.

This inscription gives an account of the eastern campaign of the king and inter alia mentions the capture of Tirumalai Rahuttaraya.

It records that while he was halting at Bhejawadai, on the banks of the river Krishnaveni, he remitted jodi, and arasuperu as sarvamanya in favour of a number of Siva and Vishnu temples in the Chola country.

It may be mentioned that copies of the inscription were engraved in different temples in the Chola country.*

No. 211.

(A. R. No. 189 of 1904).

Tiruvakkarai, Viluppuram Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west and south bases of the mandapa inside the first prakara of Chandramaulisvara temple.

Krishnadevaraya. S. 1437 : 1515 A.D.

This details of date given, viz., Saka 1437, Bhava, Adi 9, correspond to 1515 A.D. July 8. The Saka year quoted was current.

This inscription records the grant of 2 pieces of land to a Saiva-matha presided over by Tiruvakkarai Tirukkalatti Pichchan Mennana (Meyjnana)-Mamuni for mahesvarapuja, by tirumalai Nayaka and the sribhandarattar of the temple.

No. 415.

(A. R. No. 384 of 1904).

Ramesvaram, Proddaturu Taluk, Cudappah District.

On two faces of a pillar in the Ramalingesvara temple. Krishnadevaraya. 1514 A. D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Pt. II, No.496.

No. 417.

(A. R. No. 387 of 1904).

Ramesvaram, Proddaturu Taluk, Cudappah District.

On a slab set up in the courtyard of the Ramalingesvara temple. Krishnadevaraya 1510 A. D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 47.

No. 675.

(A. R. No. 619 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the south east and north walls of the central shrine of Vedanarayanasvamin temple.

Krishnaraya. 1529 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 526.

No. 677.

(A. R. No. 621 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the north, west and the south walls of the Vedavallittayar shrine

in the Vedanarayanasvamin temple. Krishnadeva-maharaya. S. 1436 : 1514 A.D.

This inscription in Sanskrit verse describes at the beginning the lineage and exploits of the king. The details of date given, viz., Saka 1436, Bhava, Karttika, Utthanadvadasi, Friday, Revati, correspond to 1514 A.D., October 30, Monday and not Friday, ’50; ’97.

It records the gift by the king, of the village called Devarayakuppam named as Krishnarayapuram in Narayanapurapparru, in Nirnaiyur (ninraiyur)-nadu in Kunravarddhanakotta in Chandragiri-rajya in Tundira-mandalam as sarvamanya to god Kariyamanikka Perumal in Arigandapuram. The document is stated to have been composed by Mallanacharya.

No. 679.

(A. R. No. 623 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the Vedavallittayar shrine,

in the Vedanarayanasvamin temple. Krishnadeva-maharaya. S. 1442 : 1521 A.D.

The details of date given in this inscription, viz., S. 1442, Vikrama, Makara ba. 8 Tuesday, Svati, corresponds to 1521 A.D., January 1, Tuesday, ’42 ; f.d.n. ’21.

It records the assignment of the levies on houses in each town, at the rate of one panam on first rate houses, three quarter panam on second rate houses, half panam on third rate houses, quarter panam on fourth-rate houses and the customs levies at ports like Anantarayan Pattanam alias Palaverkadu, for the erection of two mandapas in front of god Kariyamanikka Perumal, and for the good and other offerings to the god when he stays at these mandapas on festival days by the nagarattar of various mandalas including those of Sola-mandalam, Padaividu and Chandragiri, who had the birudas Kaverivallabha, Pandiyanaich-chendadivenror, Uttarapati Vaisyar, etc., Anaittalagun-kanda Haridasar Deyvangal Perumal Mudaliyar, son of Avini Kalappalar Tiruvenkadamudaiyar, the stanattar of Harivasapuram, on the banks of Arani in Kunravattanakkottam, in Vedagiri-desam in Jayangonda-sola-mandalam alias Tondaimandalam, was authorized to collect the levies and arrange for the specified worship.

No. 680.

(A. R. No. 624 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the central shrine in the

Vedanarayanasvamin temple. Krishnadeva-maharaya. S. 1442 : 1520 A.D.

The details of date given in this inscription, viz., Saka 1442, Vikrama, Kanni su 5, Sunday, Anilam, correspond to 1520 A.D., September 16, Sunday, f.d.t. ’24; f.d.n. ’21.

It records the gift of 1000 panam in gold and lands in different places for the construction of a mandapa in front of the Kariyamanikkapperumal temple in Harivasapunyakshetram and for the provision of food and other offerings to the god when he comes and stays there on festival days, by the nattavar of Pularkottam, Puliyurkottam, Ikkattu-kkottam, Manavur-kottam, [Kunrava]ttana-kottam, in Vedagiridesam in Jayangondasolamandalam alias Tonda-mandalam. The gift was made over to Deyvangal Perumal Mudaliyar, son of Anaittalagun-kanda Haridasar Tiruvengada-mudaiyar, the tanattar of Harivasapuram, on the banks of Arani in Kunravattanakkottam.

No. 681.

(A. R. No. 625 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

At the entrance into the second gopura of the Vedanarayanasvamin temple.

Krishnadeva-maharaya.

The earlier portion of this inscription is lost.

It records the gift of some village to god Krishna-Manikkadeva by Tirumalamba his queen (?). it seems to mention a village consisting of hamlets such as Amanpakkam, Kottalattur in Ninrayur-nadu and Venkalattur. It also mentions Porerru Nayina[r].

No. 682.

(A. R. No. 626 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

At the entrance into the second gopura of the Vedavalli-Tayar

shrine in the Vedanarayanasvamin temple in the same village. Krishnadeva

This is a copy of No. 675 above.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 527.

No. 683.

(A. R. No. 627 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the left and right sides of the second gopura of the Vedanarayanasvamin temple.

Krishnadeva. S. 1445 : 1523 A.D.

The details of date given in this inscription, viz., Saka 1445, Subhanu, Karttika su. 12, Utthanadvadasi, Monday, are irregular. If the week day is taken to be Thursday, the details may correspond to 1523 A.D., November 19.

It records the gift of the village Harigandapuram, renamed Sri Nagalapuram consisting of the hamlets such as Kottaikadu, Vatasrimadura, Kitpakkam, etc., to god Nilamanikkadeva for food offerings, dance, music and musical instruments, by the brother (?) of Vadamallannan, the best among the ministers. The gift of Pondappakkam in Ikkattu-kkottam in Kachchiyur-nadu for Samagana is also mentioned at the end.

No. 684.

(A. R. No. 628 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

At the entrance into the north gopura of the Vedanarayanasvamin temple.

Krishnadeva S. 1445 : 1524 A.D.

This inscription is dated Saka 1445. Svabhanu, Makara, su. 3, Friday, Sadaiyam corresponding to 1524 A.D., January 8, ’94, f.d.n. ’16. This and the following two inscriptions (Nos. 684-A and 685) bear the same date.

The king is stated to have passed through Nagalapuram on his way to Kumbakonam after the erection of a pillar of victory at Pottanur and in appreciation of the services rendered by Deyvangal-Perumal-mudaliyar to god Kariyamanikka-perumal at Arikandapuram, he is stated to have directed the local authorities to recognize his services appropriately.

It registers the gift of tana movai vattanai at Nagaladevi-ammanpuram and the conferment of the title Krishnaraya Haridasa-mudaliyar on Deyvangal-Perumal-mudaliyar, son of Adittar Avin Kalappalar Tiruvengadamudaiyar in view of the meritorious services rendered to the temple of Kariyamanikka-pperumal.

No. 684-A.

(A. R. No. 628-A of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

At the entrance into the north gopura of the Vedanarayanasvamin temple.

Krishnadeva. 1524 A.D.

This inscription bears the same date as in No. 684 above and registers the document assigning lands for various items enumerated in the same inscription.

No. 685.

(A. R. No. 629 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the east wall of the outer prakara of the Vedanarayanasvamin temple.

Krishnadeva. S. 1445 : 1524 A.D.

The inscription is dated Saka 1445, Chitrabhanu, Makara, su. 3, Friday, Sadaiyam corresponding to 1524 A.D., January 8, ’94, f.d.n. ’16. The cyclic year was Subhanu, not Chitrabhanu (See Nos. 683 and 684 above).

It records the royal grant of Nagaladeviyammanpuram as tax-free tirunamattukkani to Kariyamanikkatt-emberuman for worship and offerings, in appreciation of the services rendered to the temple by the local people including Anaittalagum kanda Deyvangal Perumal Mudaliyar.

No. 765.

(A. R. No. 708 of 1904).

Nedungunam, Wandiwash Taluk, North Arcot District.

On the north wall of the central shrine in the Dirghachalesvara temple.

Krishnadevaraya. 1527 A.D.

The Saka year 1454 and the cyclic year Sarvajit do not tally. If the Saka year 1454 is taken to be a mistake for Saka 1450 (current) the details of date viz. Sarvajit, Makara su. 7, Revati, Sunday, would correspond to 1527 A.D. December 29, ’60 ;

This inscription records a gift of land, for the merit of Namassivaya Nayakkar, the agent of Immadi Tirumalai Nayakkar, to the deity Isanda Nayinar at Nedungunram, in Sri-Ramamangala-pparru, in Melkunra-nadu in Palkunra-kottam in Jayangondasola-mandalam.

Achyutaraya

No. 1.

(A. R. No. 1 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the right side of the south gopura of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1539 – 40 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 118.

No. 2.

(A. R. No. 2 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the right side of the eastern gopura of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1538 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 586.

No. 3.

(A. R. No. 3 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the south base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1531 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 534.

No. 4.

(A. R. No. 4 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the south base of central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1534 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 570.

No. 5.

(A. R. No. 5 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the south base of central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1536 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 574.

No. 6.

(A. R. No. 5-A of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the south base of central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1536 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 575.

No. 9.

(A. R. No. 8 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the west base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1532 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 543.

No. 10.

(A. R. No. 9 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the north base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1533 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 557.

No. 11.

(A. R. No. 10 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the western base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1534 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 566.

No. 17.

(A. R. No. 16 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the left side of the north gopura of the Achyutarayasvamin temple. Achyutaraya 1534 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 564.

No. 18.

(A. R. No. 17 of 1904).

Kamalapuram, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the left side of the north gopura of the Chikkahude temple near the village.

Achyutaraya 1539 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 119.

No. 20.

(A. R. No. 19 of 1904).

Kamalapuram, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the slab set up in the field called Murugudigadde in the village. Achyutaraya 1501 A.D.

No. 21.

(A. R. No. 20 of 1904).

Kamalapuram, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the left side of the east gopura of Pattabhiramasvamin temple. Achyutaaraya 1539 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 117.

No. 23.

(A. R. No. 22 of 1904).

Kamalapuram, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the rock east of the Traveller’s Bungalow on the Bellary road. Achyutaraya 1531 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 533.

No. 53.

(A. R. No. 51 of 1904).

Kudatini, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On the pedestal of the Nandi near the shrine of Virabhadra. Achyutaraya 1532 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part I, No. 553.

No. 264.

(A. R. No. 234 of 1904).

Kunimedu, Tindivanam Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the west base of the ruined Isvara temple. Achchutalyadeva-maharaya. S. 1452 A.D.

The details of date given, viz., S. 1455, Nandana, Karkataka su 7, Monday, Uttiradam, are irregular. S. 1455 corresponding to the cyclic year Nandana had not expired as stated in the inscription but was current. This epigraph mentions Tirumalaideva-maharaja, who is probably identical with Periya Tirumalaideva-maharaja, the brother-in-law and general of the king.

It records the gift of a knumber of taxes and levies, for worship, services and repairs in the temple of god Suranayakar Tambiranar by Virabhadra Mudaliyar, the [Si]vapujaka[r] of Koyambedu, the agent of Tirumalaideva, maharaja, as a dharma of lord (svami) Tirumalaideva-maharaja. The taxes and levies mentioned are the nattayam and udirittirvai from Munnurruvachchinmai alias Kunimedu in ………… chchinmai alias Oyma-nadu alias Vijayarajendrasola-valanadu, the udiri-nattayam collected in the area up to Velur in the south and in the area up to Marakkanam and his fief in the north, all tirvai in force, including those on grains such as rice and paddy, on oil and ghee, on palm-jaggery, pepper, turmeric, betelnu, gallnut, sugar, cumin, fenugreek-seed, manjiliyilam, ginger, etc., the levy on textiles (tundappidavai) in the south and the other levies on sundry articles.

No. 265.

(A. R. No. 242 of 1904).

Kunimedu, Tindivanam Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the mandapa in front of the ruined Isvara temple.

Achchutadeva-maharaya. 1455 A.D.

The Saka year 1451 and Vijaya the cyclic year, as given in this inscription do not tally. The corresponding Saka year for Vijaya was 1455. The other details given are Vaikasi 10.

It records the gift of the village Villavarayarnattam, a part of Olugaraiparru as devadana to god Suranayaka of Sunimedu, by Mummadi Raddiyar, the agent of Srima[n] Ayyan Ramabhattarayyan, Uyyakondar Pillai and the nattavar of Olugaraiparru. Marakkanam, Koyillur, Visairayanallur, Nechchal land Talipperumarggam are mentioned as the boundaries of the village, gifted. Among the signatories are mentioned Bhumisu[ra*] Nila[ga*]ngaraiyar and Avayampukkar of Olugarai.

No. 267.

(A. R. No. 244 of 1904).

Chhandragiri, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On another shrine in the ruined temple near the palace.

Achchutayadeva-maharaja S. 1459 : 1537 A.D.

The details of date given in this inscription, viz., S. 1459, Hevilambi, Makara, eka, dasi, Friday, Sankramana correspond to 1537 A.D. December 28.

It records the gift of money for day and sandhi lamps, garland, unguents and tirupparivattam to god Chidamba[ra] Isvaramudaiya Nayinar and worship and services to god Koppunathapperumal and Somanathar on the hill at Chandragiri in Vaikunda-valanadu in Tiruvengada-kottam in Jayangondasola-mandalam for the merit of the king by Achchutaraya Nayakkar, the durgadhipati of Chandra[giri].

No. 669.

(A. R. No. 615 of 1904).

Tiruvandavar, Kanchipuram Taluk, Chingleput District.

On a slab set up in the village. Achyutaraya. 1536 – 37 A.D.

The details of date, viz., Dunmukhi, dasami, Tiruvonam are insufficient for verification. The cyclic year will however correspond to 1536 – 37 A.D. falling within the reign of Achyuta.

It seems to record the assignment of the income from jodi reaslised from Tiruvandavaru for worship to the local deity (name lost) by Tittara Pillai for the merit of the king.

No. 761.

(A. R. No. 704 of 1904).

Nedungunam, Wandiwash Taluk, North Arcot District.

On the north wall of the first prakara in the Ramachandraperumal temple.

Achutadeva-maharaya. 1544 A.D.

The details of date, viz., Saka 1466, Krodhin, Makara su. 12, Thursday, Rohini, correspond to 1544 A.D., December 25, Thursday, f.d.n. ’07.

This inscription records that the village Tennarampattu alias Ramachandrapuram, which had been granted as tiruvidaiyattam by Mallappa-nayaka of Veppanpattu was reendowed for Saravadhyayana by the authorities of the Ramachandra-perumal temple at Nedungunram and Mallappa-nayaka was to maintain 12 Srivaishnavas taking part in the tiruvadhyayana.

Sadasivaraya

No. 7.

(A. R. No. 6 of 1904).

Same as A. R. No. 707 of 1922.

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the south base of central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Sadasivaraya 1543 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 607.

No. 8.

(A. R. No. 7 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the western base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple.

Sadasivaraya 1559 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 668.

No. 12.

(A. R. No. 11 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the north base of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Sadasivaraya 1563 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 678.

No. 13.

(A. R. No. 12 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the south base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple.

Sadasivaraya 1545 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 616.

No. 14.

(A. R. No. 13 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the north base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple.

Sadasivaraya 1554 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 653.

No. 15.

(A. R. No. 14 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the north base of the mandapa in front of the central shrine of the Vitthalasvamin temple.

Sadasivaraya 1554 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 654.

No. 16.

(A. R. No. 15 of 1904).

Hampi, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On the north wall of the mandapa in front of the deserted

shrine to the west of the Vitthalasvamin temple. Sadasivaraya 1561 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 251.

No. 24.

(A. R. No. 23 of 1904).

Hospet, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On two pillars in a mandapa on the way to the Jambunatha temple. Sadasivaraya 1549 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No.635.

No. 29.

(A. R. No. 27 of 1904).

Kampili, Hospet Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up to the east of the Pampapati temple. Sadasivaraya 1552 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 643.

No. 68.

(A. R. No. 62 of 1904).

Kurugodu, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab lying in the mandapa in front of the Undali sangammanagudi Sadasivaraya 1543 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 606.

No. 69.

(A. R. No. 63 of 1904).

Kurugodu, Bellary Taluk, Bellary District.

On the south wall of the ruined temple at Halugokde near Kurugodu. Sadasivaraya 1545 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 618.

No. 79.

(A. R. No. 71 of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up on the left side of the entrance to the Kallesvara temple. Sadasivaraya 1550 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 640.

No. 96.

(A. R. No. 85 of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up on the south side of the Kallesvara temple. Sadasiva. 1551 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 641.

No. 124.

(A. R. No. 106 of 1904).

Bagali, Harpanahalli Taluk, Bellary District.

On a slab set up at the entrance to the Virabhadra temple. Sadasiva 1547 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. IX, Part II, No. 622.

No. 187.

(A. R. No. 1166-A of 1904).

Tiruppalappandal, Cuddalore Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the central shrine in the Chandramaulisvara temple.

Sadasivaraya. S. 1461 (wrong for S. 1465 : 1543 A.D.)

This is dated Saka 1461, Sobhakrit. The Saka year cited appears to be a mistake for 1465. The epigraph stops after citing the above date.

It mentions Sadasiva-maharaya as the son of Virapratapa Rangayadeva who was pleased to witness the [elephant]-hunt.

No. 257.

(A. R. No. 235 of 1904).

Singavaram, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the north base of the central shrine in the ruined Adivaraha Perumal temple.

Sadasivadeva – maharaya S. 1483 : 1562 A.D.

The details of date given in this inscription, viz., Saka 1483, Dunmati, Makara su 10, Rohini, Wednesday, regularly correspond to 1562 A.D. January 14.

The records the gift of Alambattur on the northern bank of Kudiaru in Perumugaiparru in Singaporuda-valanadu in Palkunra-kkottam in Jayangondasola-mandalam to god Pallikonda Perumal for offering and services for the god at the mandapa on the bank of the tank named after Timmunayakkar when the god was taken out in procession in the course of the festival of the hunting expedition (padivettai), by Amaram Sinnappa Na[ya]kkar of Todalam.

No. 263.

(A. R. No. 234 of 1904).

Gingee, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District.

On the south wall of the central shrine in the Venkataramanasvamin temple.

Sadasivaraya. S. 1472 : 1550-51 A.D.

The details of date given viz., S. 1472, Sadharana, Mina su. Paurnami, Friday, Tiruvonam, are irregular.

It records the following gifts by the king for the daily worship, special worship, special festival, car festival, various food offerings and other services including the repairs to the temple for god Tiruvengadamudiayan in Senji in Singamporuda-valanadu, the north-western hamlet of Rajaraja-chaturvedimangalam alias Brahmakshetram Ennayiram in Panaiyur-nadu in Jayangondasola-mandalam.

The gifts were the palapattadai and sittayam from the Tiru[vi*]laiyattam lands of god Tiruvengadamudaiyan in Senji, the market toll in the Friday fair at Senji and the villages of Ponparri, Narasinganallur and Ettiendal in Perunkanchi-sirmai, Dalavanallur in Senjisirmai, Sungarayanallur and Ka[r]pai in Viravanallur-sirmai, Karpattu[I]ngana-pattu and Kanchipattu in Tiruvadi-sirmai, on the northern bank of river Pennai, Mangalapuram in Deva[nur]-sirmai, Kavarai in Viravanallur sirmai, and Nallavur in Kayappakkam-sirmai, purchased from the brahmanas by Surappanayakkar for the merit of the king and two villages of Anilalviliya-mahadevi in Kunrattur-sirai, granted by adappam Mallappa Nayakkar, for the festival of hunting expedition.

No. 269.

(A. R. No. 246 of 1904).

Chhandragiri, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the east wall of the Kodandaramasvamin temple.

Sadasivadeva-maharaya S. 1469 : 1547 A.D.

The details of date given in this inscription, viz., S. 1469, Plavanga Karkataka ba. 7 Saturday, Revati, regularly correspond to 1547 A.D., July 9.

It records an order of the governor of Chandragiri to the 74 devasthanams in Chandragiri in Chandragiri-rajyam in Vaikunda-valanadu in Tiruvenkadakottam in Jayangondasolamandalam, granting the levies talaiyarikkam, matha[ri]kkam, koyil adhikari korrilakkai, the pattam and pavitram due at the Ugadi and Divaligai kadai . . . . . . kkurukkam etc. from Chandragiri, the donor’s fief, to the temple of god Raghunatha. Other details are lost since the inscription is incomplete.

No. 270.

(A. R. No. 226-A of 1904).

Chhandragiri, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the east wall of the Kodandaramasvamin temple. [Sadasivadeva-maharaya].

The beginning of this inscription is lost. It records a gift as sarvamanya by Mahamandalesvara Ra[ma]raju Chinna Timmayadeva-maharaja.

No. 271.

(A. R. No. 246-B of 1904).

Chhandragiri, Chandragiri Taluk, Chittoor District.

On the east wall of the Kondandaramasivamin temple. [Sadasivadeva-maharaya].

The beginning of this inscription is lost. This seems to record a gift of 35 pon for the purlchase of land, for worship to god Raghunatha-pperumal as tiruvidaiyattam, for the merit of Sadasivadeva-maharaya and Ramarajayyan. The name of the donor is lost. It mentions the villages Tirunal[lu]r and Panampattu.

No. 330.

(A. R. No. 301 of 1904).

Kalahasti, Kalahasti Taluk, Chittoor District

On the north wall of the shrine, south of the first prakara in the Kalahastisvara temple.

Sadasivadeva-maharaya S. 1489 : 1567 A. D.

The details of date given in the record, viz., Saka 1489, Prabhava, Dhanus, su 9, Monday corresponds to 1567 A.D., December 10, Wednesday (not Monday). This inscription is very badly damaged and nothing can be made out beyond the date.

No. 331.

(A. R. No. 302 of 1904).

Kalahasti, Kalahasti Taluk, Chittoor District

On the north wall of the shrine immediately to the south of the first

prakara of the Kalahastisvara temple. Sadasivadeva-maharaya 1569 A. D.

The details of date given in the record, viz., Saka 1491, Sukla, Vrischika ba.14, Kalahastisvara temple.

This records the agreements between the Kankanis of the Kalahasti temple and Nagarattar of Uttiramallur, in connection with a gift of 50 pon, made for services in the matha (name lost) and for offerings in the shrine of Arakam Pillaiyar, for the merit of the local devotees of the god.

No. 406.

(A. R. No. 376 of 1904).

Kalamalla, Kamalapuram Taluk, Cudappah District.

On two faces of a slab set up close to the east wall of the

Anjaneya shrine in the Chennakesava temple. Sadasiva 1557 A. D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI. No. 220.

No. 409.

(A. R. No. 379 of 1904).

Kalamalla, Kamalapuram Taluk, Cudappah District.

On a slab set up at the entrance into the Chennakesava temple, left side. Sadasiva 1550 A. D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 176.

No. 411.

(A. R. No. 381 of 1904).

Kalamalla, Kamalapuram Taluk, Cudappah District.

On two faces of a pillar lying outside the prakara of the Chennakesava temple. Sadasiva 1546 A. D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 147.

No. 429.

(A. R. No. 399 of 1904).

Chilamakuru, Kamalapuram Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On two faces of a pillar set up close to the south wall of the Anjaneya temple. Sadasiva. 1549 A. D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 148.

No. 440.

(A. R. No. 410 of 1904).

Kosinepalli, Jammalamadugu Taluk, Cuddapah District.

On a slab set up opposite to the Anjaneya temple. Sadasiva. 1554 A.D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 195.

Venkata

No. 673.

(A.R. No. 618 of 1904).

Vedanarayanapuram, Chingleput Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the slopes of the hill. Venkata.

This inscription in late characters mentions Angama Nayaka, the dalavay of the king in late characters king. It mentions of date Isvara, Karttigai.

It seems to record a royal order and mentions mariyadam. Other details are lost as the inscription is fragmentary.

Venkata II

No. 407.

(A. R. No. 377 of 1904).

Kalamalla, Kamalapuram Taluk, Cudappah District.

On a slab set up close to the east wall of the Anjaneya shrine in the Chennakesava temple.

Venkatapati 1593 A. D.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. XVI, No. 305.

No. 767.

(A. R. No. 710 of 1904).

Nedungunam, Wandiwash Taluk, North Arcot District.

On the east wall of the mandapa in front of the Dirghachalesvara temple. Venkatapati 1597 A.D.

The details of date viz., Saka 1518, Durmukhi, Makara su. 7, Friday, correspond 1597 A.D., January 14, ’78.

This inscription records the gift of 15 pon being the amount realized from the tax levied from the village Mosipadi, by Dinakara Pillai, of Tovur, on behalf of Achchutappa-nayakkarayyan for conducting the daily puja for the deity Isana-nayinar, with ½ panam daily, for the merit of Dikshitarayyan.

Ramadeva II

No. 671.

(A. R. No. 616 of 1904).

Tiruvandavar, Kanchipuram Taluk, Chingleput District.

On a slab in a field to the east of the village. Ramadeva II. S. 1547 : 1625 A. D.

The details of the date, viz., Saka 1547, Krodhana, Vrischika, su. 7 are insufficient for verification.

It records a gift of land by one Venkattappa-nayakkar, grandson of Tamal Venkatappa-nayakkar, and son of Rayasa Chennappa, to Perambala-Pandaram and others for their services to god Che(Kshe)ttira-Isvarar of Tirukkalukkunram.

Sriranga I

No. 676.

(A. R. No. 620 of 1904).

Nagalapuram, Tiruvallur Taluk, Chingleput District.

On the wall of the Vedavallittayar shrine in the Vedanarayanasvamin temple. Sriranga I. 1579 A.D.

The details of the date, viz., Pramathin, Chittirai 28 are insufficient for verification. The cyclic year, however will correspond to 1579 A.D.

This inscription records that certain honours like paradai and parivattam had been cancelled and instead, the panchalattar will continue to enjoy their traditional rights in return for cultivation and service in the temple. This arrangement is stated to have been made by Sekaturaddi Krishnamanayaka, the agent of Sriranga, the tanattar and the uravar of Nagalapuram.

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