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Preface

Introduction

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The Early Chalukyas

The Rasthtrakutas

The Later Chalukyas

The Kalachuryas

The Hoysalas

The Yadavas

The Vijayanagara Kings

Mysore Rulers

The Kadambas

The Guttas

Miscellaneous

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Tiruvarur

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Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

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Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

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Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

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BOMBAY KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME III

The Yadavas

Kannanara, Mahadeva | Simghana | Ramachandra

No. 231

(B.K. No. 50 of 1933-34)

Hosahalli (Tandur Hasahalli), Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in front of the temple of Hanuman

Kannara-A.D. 1248

This inscription records the death of a hero called masanabova, who fought with the enemies and died on Monday, Margasira ba. 13, in Kilaka, in the [3]rd year of Vira-Kannaradeva’s reign, corresponding to A.D. 1248, November 13, Monday.  The hero fought under the orders of the local officers of Hebballi, which was the Kumaravritti of Mandalesvara Vikramaditya (probably of the Gutta family)

No. 232

(B.K. No. 26 of 1934-35)

Holi-Anaveri, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone at the gateway of the Banasankari temple

Kannara-A.D. 1249

This inscription is dated in Saka 1171, Kilaka, Phalguna su. 7, Sunday in the reign of Kamdharadeva and corresponds to A.D. 1249, February 21, Sunday.  The Saka year cited is the current year.

It states that a certain Mayideva male a gift of land to the temple of Ramanathadeva.  Anevari (modern Holi-Anveri) is mentioned.  The inscription is very badly damaged.

No. 233

(B.K. No. 118 and 119 of 1932-33)

Kabbur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab near the temple of Kallesvara

Kannara-A.D. 1251

This inscription is dated in the 6th year of the reign of Kamdharadeva, Virodhikrit, Bhadrapada su. 14, Thursday, corresponding to A.D. 1251, August 31, Thursday.

It states that Senabova Lakki-setti obtained the Heggadetana of Kabbur from the four hundred (mahajanas) of Havari, in the presence of Haripaladeva.

It also contains a supplementary grant dated in Ananda, Chaitra ba. 10, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1254, April 13, Monday. f.d.t. .23.  It states that Lachcham bayyi, the daughter of Lakki-setti (apparently the same as the above donee) got a grant of land from Mahamandalesvara Haripaladeva and the four hundred (mahajanas) of Haveri.

No. 234

(B.K. No. 162 of 1932-33)

Neglur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone set up in the temple Mallari

Kannara-A.D. 1251

This inscription on a nishidhi stone is dated in Virodhi, Bhadrapada su. Chaturdasi, Thursday of the reign of Kannadharadeva.  The cyclic year cited is apparently a mistake for Virodhikrit because Virodhi did not occur during the reign of Kannara; and the details are regular for Virodhikrit, corresponding to A.D. 1251, August 31, Thursday.

It records the death by samnyasana of the Jaina monk Sakalachandradeva.  The inscription is damaged.

No. 235

(B.K. No. 98 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Pillar in the temple of Kalamesvara

Kannara-A.D. 1254

This inscription is dated in the 8th year of the reign of Kamaradeva Ananda Bhadrapada su. 11, Thursday, corresponding to A.D. 1254, August 27.  The tithi however ended on Wednesday.

It registers a gift of money and a flower-garden made by Malla-setti of Vijayapura for the worship of god Gopaladeva of Haveri.

No. 236

(B.K. No. 40 of 1933-34)

Belyagi, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in the temple of Kalamesvara

Kannara-A.D. 1254

This inscription is dated in the cyclic year Ananda during the reign of kamdaradeva, Pushya su. Purnima, Monday, Makara-Samkramana.  The details are irregular.  The tithi corresponds to A.D. 1254, December 25.  The week-day, however, was Friday.  The Makara-samkramana occurred on Saturday.

It records the death of a hero (name lost) in fight.  Sarvadhikari Chavudi-setti is mentioned.  Further on in the record, the date is repeated but what follows is damaged and lost.

No. 237

(B.K. No. 185 of 1933-34)

Nidoni, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab set up in the Hanumantadeva temple

Kannara-A.D. 1255

This inscription refers itself to the reign of Kanharadeva and Mahadeva (?) But as Kannaradeva is known to have ruled at least up to A.D. 1260 it is difficult to explain the occurrence of the name of Mahadeva.  It is stated in Saka 1177, Rakshasa su. Purnima, Monday.  The name of the month is lost.  In Saka 1177, su. Purnima occurred on a Monday twice, once in the month of Ashadha and again in Margasirsha, corresponding respectively to A.D. 1255, June 21, and November 15, In the absence of the month it is not possible to ascertain the date intended.

No. 238

(B.K. No. 134 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Pillar in Karimuddin’s Mosque

Kannara-A.D. 1256-57

This inscription refers to the reign of Kanharadeva and is dated in Saka 1179, Nala.  Further details are not given.  The Saka year given is the current year.  The cyclic year Nala corresponds to A.D. 1256-57.

It records a grant of land made to a certain Ramoja by acharya Lokarasideva.

No. 239

(B.K. No. 55 of 1933-34)

Kengonda, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up near the temple of Kalesvara

Kannara-A.D. 1258

This inscription is dated in the 13th year of the reign of Kamdharadeva, Kalayukta, Vaisakha su. 3, Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1258, May 7, Sunday, f.d.t. .45

It states that Ketoja, son of Bommoja, at blacksmith, died in fight when Manneya Joyideva attacked Hanugali, which was being governed by Paramavisvasi Raghava-Nayaka.  Sarvadhikari Chaudi-setti is mentioned.

No. 240

(B.K. No. 106 of 1932-33)

Hirelingadhalli, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab near the temple of Kalamesvara

Kannara-A.D. 1259

This inscription is dated in the 13th year of the reign of Kandharadeva, Siddharthi, Vaisakha su. 3, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1259, April 27.  The week-day, however, was Sunday on which day the tithi cited ended at .30.

It registers a grant of land, house-site, et., as Heggadege-keyi (i.e., land for doing the duties of Heggade) by the mahajanas of Havari (modern Havri) to Chendi-setti.

No. 241

(B.K. No. 33 of 1934-35)

Itgi, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone near the temple of Basavanna

Kannara-A.D. 1260

This inscription of the reign of Kandhararaya is dated in Saka 1183, Raudri, Bhadrapada ba. 7, Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1260, August 29, Sunday.  The Saka year given is the current year.

It commemorates the death of a hero (name lost) who died in a fight at Rattahalli.  Dabbana-Rahuta, probably the father of the hero, is mentioned.

No. 242

(B.K. No. 102 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab to the left of Ganesa temple

Kannara (Date lost)

This inscription refers itself to the reign of Vira-Kandharadeva.  Except Uttarayana-samkranti, the other details of the date are lost.

Is states that Chamundaraya who was a subordinate of the king and was governing from his capital Puligere revived the grant of the agrahara town of Haveri apparently to the mahajanas of that place.  The grant is stated to have been formerly protected by the Hoysala emperor Ballala but later on it lapsed owing to the activities of unrighteous persons.  From the context it appears that the inscription records the tradition that the agrahara town of Haveri was founded by the mythical king Nala and also a tank was constructed therein by him.  It seems that the town was called Nalapuri.

No. 243

(B.K. No. 175 of 1932-33)

Yalagach, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab in front of the house of Hanumantalacharya Gudi

Kannara (Date lost)

This fragmentary inscription seems to refer to a Gutta chief and his subordinate (both names lost)

No. 244

Chaudadanpur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in the Muktesvara temple

Mahadeva –A.D. 1262

This composite record containing five grants made on different dates states that these grants were recorded on stone by Guttarasa of the Gutta family in the 3rd year of the reign of Vira-Mahadevaraya, Dundubhi, Vaisakha su. 15, Monday, lunar eclipse.  The date is irregular.  In Vaisakha, su. 15 did not fall on Monday nor did an eclipse occur.  The given tithi corresponds to A.D. 1262, May 5, Friday.

The donee of all the grants was Sivadeva the saint of Muktikshetra who is stated to have entered Muktishetra at the command of his guru Siva-Muddudeva.  The date of this event is given as Saka 1148, Parthiva, Bhadrapada su. 15, Monday, lunar eclipse.  The Saka year quoted is the current year.  The details correspond to A.D. 1225, August 19, Monday on which day the tithi commenced at .81 though the eclipse occurred on the following Tuesday.

The first of the records states that on a former occasion Hiriya-Joyideva had, at the instance of Mananchi-Nayaka, the Paramavisvasi of Tribhuvanamalladeva, made a gift of some lands to Sivadeva and had it recorded on a copper plate.  The second grant gives the details of the land purchased by Sivadeva from the Mahajanas of Goe and Kuruvati and it is dated in kalayukta, Kartika su. 8, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1258, November 4, Monday f.d.t .27.  The month was Nija-Kartika.  Another grant is dated in Subhakrit, Pushya su….in the reign of Simghana (apparently Yadava Simghana).  Further details are lost.  During the reign of Simghana, the year Subhakrit coincided with A.D. 1242-43.  The remaining three grant are stated to have been made by Guttarasa.  Of these, only one is dated and that is in Siddharthi Chaitra ba. 15, Monday, solar eclipse in the reign of Kanharadeva (apparently of the Yadava family).  The date is irregular.  In the year Siddharthi during the reign of Yadava kannara, ba. 15 fell on Monday in Adhika-Chaitra corresponding to A.D. 1259, March 24, f.d.t. .82 .  But there was no solar eclipse.

The record gives the genealogy of Guttarasa and says that Ahavaditya Vikramaditya (Vikramaditya II) had three sons, Gutta, Joyi and Vikrama.

No. 245

(B.K. No. 33 of 1934-35)

Chaudadanapur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in the Muktesvara temple

Mahadeva-A.D. 1262

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Mahadevaraya is dated in Dundubhi, Kartika su. Purnima, Monday.  The Saka year is lost.  During the reign of Mahadeva the year Dundubhi coincided with A.D. 1262 and Kartika su. Purnima fell on October 28 Saturday, not on Monday as cited in the record.

The record gives a description of the saitn Sivadeva of Muktikshetra and Chailaladeva of Lokki, the disciple of Karanika Siddha Revanadeva.  It further seems to state that Kannadevi, wife of a certain Kallarasa, made some charites at Muktikshetra in memory of her deceased husband.  It also records a gift made by Guttarasa, son of the Gutta chief Vikramaditya.  The Mahaprabhu (name lost) of Ulihalli is mentioned.

No. 246

Chaudadanapur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone set up in the Muktesvara temple

Mahadeva-A.D. 1263

This composite record contains five grants, two of which refer themselves to the reign of Mahadevaraya.  The first of these is dated in Saka 1185, Dundubhi, Vaisakha su. 15, Monday, lunar eclipse.  The date is irregular.  On the tithi cited there was no lunar eclipse now was it a Monday.  The tithi corresponds to A.D. 1262, May 5, Friday.  It records a grant of land made by Bomma-gavunda, son of Rama-gavunda of Bevolal (apparently mistake fo Beluvolal), under the orders of the Gutta chief Guttarasa, who was ruling at Guttavolal.  His genealogy is given.  The second one was made at the command of the king by Devarasa, the Mahapradhana and Jyeshtha ba. 5, Sunday, Shadasiti-samkranti, corresponding to A.D. 1263, May 27, Sunday on which day the Shadasiti-samkranti occurred.  The tithi on this day was however, su. 3.  The recipient of these gifts was the saint Sivadeva of Muktikshetra who is described as having taken his birth on earth at the desire of amara-ganas and whose saintly qualities are highly extolled.

The other three grants were apparently engraved on the stone later.  The first which is undated was made by Guttarasa himself, probably sometime after the above grants were made.   The second one is dated during the reign of Simghanadeva Subhakrit, Pushya su. 3, Friday, corresponding regularly to A.D. 1242, December 26, Friday.  It states that the Mahajanas of Gope and Kuruvatti made gifts to Sivadeva The third one is dated in the 16th year of the reign of Ramadeva, Vyaya.  The further details of the date are lost. During the reign of Ramadeva i.e.,  Ramachandra the cyclic year coincided with A.D. 1286-87.  It records a grant of land and money made to the god Muktesvara.

No. 247

Chaudadanapur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Back of a slab setup in Muktesvara temple

Mahadeva-A.D. 1265

This inscription is dated in Saka 1187, Raktakshi, Pushya ba. 15, Sunday, Sravananakshatra, ardhodaya, corresponding to A.D. 1265, January 18, Sunday on which day there was a lunar eclipse.

It registers a grant of land and house sites to Sivadeva by Mahapradhana Sarvadhikari Devarasa of Toragale, under orders from king Mahadevaraya.  The gift of land was obtained from Mailadevi the mother of the Gutta chiefs Guttarasa, Hiriyadeva and Joyideva. Sivadeva is hero referred to as Guttanvaya-Rajaguru.  Gangana-mattaru is mentioned.

No. 248

(B.K. No. 172 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Nandi-pillar set upnear the temple of Virabhadra

Mahadeva-A.D. 1265

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Mahadeva, is dated in Saka 1186 Raktakshi, Pushya, Ardhodaya-tithi corresponding to A.D. 1265, January 18, Sunday.

It records the grant of the village Chamgur, made by Devaraja, the Maharadhana of the king, for the worship and offerings of god Kapilasiddha-Mallikarjuna of Sonnalige (modern Sholapur).  Devaraja is stated to be governing the southern region (Dakshinam bhuvam)

The record begins with a vachana in Kannada and the grant portion which is followed by another vachana, is in Sankrit.

No. 249

(B.K. No. 84 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

North-east pillar in the navaanga in the temple of Siddhesvar

Mahadeva-A.D. 1265

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Mahadeva is dated in Saka 1187, Krodhana, Jyeshtha ba. 1, Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1265, June 31, Sunday, f.d.t. .52

It states that Baicharasa, son of Sumkadhikari Kallarasa of Vijayapura made a grant  of toll-incomes of the sthalas of god Siddhanathadeva of the agrahara of Haveri for burning perpetual lamps to the god.  The grant was made at he instance of Samastadesdhipati Dejarada Madarasa who was the agent of Mahapradhana Devarasa of Toragale, a subordinate of the king.

No. 250

(B.K. No. 69 of 1932-33)

Hattimattur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Nandi-pillar set upnear the temple of Virabhadra

Mahadeva-A.D. 1266

This inscription is dated in the 5th year of the reign of Mahadeva,Krodhana Kartika ba. 13, Wednesday.  The details do not work out correctly for the year Krodhana. But in the next year i.e. Kshaya, the details regularly correspond to A.D. 1266, October 27, Wednesday.  This is probably the intended date.

It states that Madava, wife of Seleyara Jakkaya, died by the rite of samadhi. 

No. 251

(B.K. No. 68 of 1932-33)

Hattimattur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone near the chavadi

Mahadeva-A.D. 1268-69

This fragmentary inscription is dated in the 9th year of the reign of Mahadeva.  Further details of the date are lost.  The 9th year of the reign of Mahadeva would be A.D. 1268-69.

It records the death of a Jaina (acharya?) of the basadi of [Hatti]-yamattura by the rite of samadhi.

No. 252

(B.K. No. 168 of 1932-33)

Sangur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone lying in Bastimatti

Mahadeva-A.D. 1268-69

This broken inscription is dated in the 9th year of the reign of Mahadeva, Vibhavan, . . . . . su. Friday.  The month is lost and the tithi is not given.  The cyclic year Vibhava coincided with A.D. 1268-69.

It records the death by some Jaina rite, of Savanta Sova, the nalprabhu of Changur.  He was the lay-disciple of Nayakirti-Bhattaraka who was the disciple of Nandi-Bhattaraka of Chitrakut-anvaya.

No. 253

(B.K. No. 86 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

South-east pillar in the navaranga of the temple of Siddhesvara

Mahadeva-A.D. 1269

This inscription belonging to the reign of Mahadeva is dated in Saka 1191, Sukla Kartika su. 1, Monday, corresponding, but for the week-day, to A.D. 1269, October 27, The week-day was Sunday.

It records the grant of the income derived from certain tolls to the god Svayambhu-Siddhanatha of the agrahara town Haveri by Tipparasa, the son of Dommara Naranadeva, the vrittimanta of the agrahara.  The grant was made at the instance of Samastadesadhipati Vitharasa, the agent of mahapradhana and Sarvadhikari Tipparasa.  Vitharasa is stated to be the uncle (mava), possibly of the latter.

No. 254

(B.K. No. 126 of 1932-33)

Kallihal,  Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in front of the temple of Durga paramesvari

Mahadeva-A.D. 1269-70

This record referring itself to the reign of Mahadeva is dated in the cyclic year Sukla.  Further details are not given.  During the reign of Mahadeva the cyclic year Sukla corresponded to A.D. 1269-70.

It records a grant of land to a hero (name lost) who died in a fight in the presence of the Heggade, the Gavundu and others of Ajjadi.

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