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South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

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Preface

Introduction

Text of the Inscriptions 

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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Volume 14

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Volume 22
Part 1

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Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

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Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

BOMBAY KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME III

Miscellaneous

No. 331 - 360 | No. 305 - 330 | No. 361 - 390 | No. 391 - 420 

No. 421 - 440 | No. 441 - 462

No. 331

(B.K. No. 140 of 1933 – 34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Stone (A-20) in the museum

A.D. 1041

This inscription dated in Saka 963, Visha (Vrisha), Jyeshtha, ba. I, Sunday, records a grant of land by Bollabbe, the daughter of Gommarasa, to a temple constructed by her.  The land was given to her to be used for charitable purposes by Gommarasa.  The gift was entrusted to Chandrasekhara-Bhattara.  The Seguna family is mentioned.

The details of the date correspond to A.D. 1041, May 25, Monday (not Sunday as stated in the record)

No. 332

(B.K. No. 113 of 1932 – 33)

Hommaradi, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone leaning against the front wall of the temple of Ramalinga

A.D. 1048-49

This inscription is dated in Saka 970 Sarvadhari, corresponding to A.D. 1048-49.  It records a gift of income from betel-leaf garden made by Galayya, to Dunda Chatta of Ommaradi (modern Hommaradi) who fought with and killed the dande (guard) of the (guild of) Five-hundred-and-four (Eleya-Bojanagas) when the dande reviled this body.

No. 333

(B.K. No. 123 of 1932 – 33)

Kallihal, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab in front of the temple of Daya-Paramesvara

A.D. 1055

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This inscription is dated in Saka 977, Manmatha, Chaitra ba. 11, Priday, Vishu-samkranti.  The date is irregular.  By the Samkranti and week-day the details correspond to A.D. 1055, March 24, Friday.  The tithi however was 9 which ended at .58.  It states that Sumkavergade Chatimayya, Manneya Rajadityarasa and others made a gift of taxes for burning a perpetual lamp to god Sadevesvara.

It also contains another record of a grant of money for the same purpose made on Pushya su. 5, [Uttaraya]na-samkranti (apparently of the same year).  The week-day is lost. The details correspond to A.D. 1055, December 25, Monday; f.d.t. .14, The donor of the latter grant was Kaliyammarasa of the Jimutavahana lineage and Khachara family.

No. 334

(B.K. No. 12 of 1932 – 33)

Devageri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Two pillars set up in front of the temple of Yellamma

A.D. 1065

This inscription is dated in Saka 987, Visvavasu, Bhadrapada su. Shashti, Monday.  The tithi corresponds to A.D. 1065, August 10, Wednesday (not Monday).

It registers a grant of land made by Mahasamanta Rajadityarasa of the Jimutavahana lineage and Khachara family to the god Goyindesvaradeva.  The gift was entrusted to Gangarasi-Munipa.  Rajaditya is stated to be holding the manneya of Basavura One-hundred-and-forty.

No. 335

(B.K. No. 29 of 1934 – 35)

Itgi, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Piece of broken slab near the Virupakshalinga temple

A.D. 1069

This fragmentary inscription is dated in Saka 991, Saumya, Chaitra Amavasya, Thursday, Samkramana.  The details are irregular.  The tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1069, march 25, Wednesday.  The samkramana occurred on Tuesday the 24th March.

It states that a Mahasamanta (name lost) who was in charge the Manneya of Rattapalli Seventy and Ittage Thirty, which together constituted the Nurumbada, made a grant of land for the worship and offerings to gdo Virupakshadeva of Ittage.

The record was written by Sandhivigrahi Masanayya and was engraved by Samkoja.

No. 336

(B.K. No. 57 of 1933 – 34)

Konanatambige, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken stone near a well on the bank of the Varada river

A.D. 1073

This inscription is dated in Saka [9]95, Pramadicha, Vaisakha purnima, lunar eclipse, Samkranti corresponding regularly to A.D. 1073, April 24, Wednesday.

It records a grant of land for worship and offerings to god Samkesvaradeva by Samka-gavunda who built the temple.  He is stated to have belonged to the Kausika-kula.  The gift was entrusted to Chandrabharana-Pandia.

Kulakarana Nagadeva is stated to have written the inscription.

No. 337

(B.K. No. 16 of 1932 – 33)

Devangeri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in the temple of Mallikarjuna

A.D. 1080

This inscription is dated in Saka 1[00]2, Raudri, Asvayuja ba. 5, Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1080, October 5, Monday f.d.t. .54.

It describes the valour of Kaleya Nayaka of Devamgeri who fought for mahamandalesvara Joyimarasa of the Jimutavahana lineage and Khachara family; when the latter attacked Guttalal. A grant of land is stated to have been made in commemoration of the hero. 

No. 338

(B.K. No. 62 of 1932 – 33)

Hattimattur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab near the temple of Kodi-Honnavva

This record in characters of about the 11th century A.D., registers a gift of oil and paddy to the god Bhogesvaradeva by Telliga Jayasimgayyasetti and others of the community of ayvattokkalu.

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No. 339

(B.K. No. 148 of 1932 – 33)

Kolur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab in front of the temple of Basavesvara

This fragmentary record registers a grant in memory of a hero (name not clear).  Basava and Ketamalla are stated to be holding the office of Gavumdu. It was written by Malapayya, who was the teacher of Ketamalla.  The characters are of about the 11th century A.D.

No. 340

(B.K. No. 180 of 1932 – 33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab built into the ceiling of the left mandapa of the eastern gopura of the Viranarayanasvami temple

This damaged record of about the 11th century A.D. seems to record a grant of and made by Bayikabbe to Chidanna.  The grant of bhatta-vritti and chhatra-vritti are also recorded.

No. 341

(B.K. No. 24 of 1933 – 34)

Kaginelli, Hirekerur Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up at the back of the temple of Kalahastisvara

This inscription records the death of Buliga in Elevadi (?).  The characters are of about the 11th century A.D.

No. 342

(B.K. No. 37 of 1933 – 34)

Bammanakatti, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in Survey No. 122

This inscription states that Keta, the son-in-law or nephew of Nagasetti, constructed a tank to the west of Negeyur.  It is also recorded that he was pierced to death by the thieves and that his mother Makabbe and his son Hanuma erected the stone.  The characters are of about eh 11th century A.D.

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No. 343

(B.K. No. 78 of 1934 – 35)

Yalisirur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone set up near the village chavadi

This damaged stone of about the 11th century A.D. 11th century A.D. seems to record the death of a hero, in the cyclic year Sarvajit.  Polega and Ayicha are stated to have erected the memorial slab.

No. 344

(B.K. No. 190 of 1932 – 33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone built into the back wall of the temple of Hanuman at the Koneri-tirtha

This fragmentary record contains as eulogy of Lokkigundi and its one-thousand Mahajanas.  It is written in characters of about the 11-12th century A.D.

No. 345

(B.K. No. 28 of 1933 – 34)

Kaginelli, Hirekerur Taluk, Dharwar District

Sculptured pillars built into the walls of the tomb of Sri Bhandarakerisvami in front of the shrine of Adikesava.

The record A Mentions a sculptor Komma, the disciple of Chava.  B and C describe the valour of Adityavarma with his titles Danavinoda and Vain-Narayana.  The remaining one (comprising D and E) records the setting up of a pillar in a basadi by Masana.  The characters are of about 11-12th century A.D.

No. 346

(B.K. No. 67 of 1934 – 34)

Ukkund, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken stone near the Kallesvara temple

This damaged record mentions a member (name lost) of Matura family who is described as the lord of Trikundapura.  It seems to record a grant of land.  The characters belong to about the 12th century A.D.

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No. 347

(B.K. No. 37 of 1932 – 33)

Devihosur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken stone in the temple of Bhogesvara

A.D. 1161 (?)

This fragmentary record is dated in Saka 1082, Vikrama, lunar eclipse, Monday. In the given year there were two lunar eclipses, one in Bhadrapada and the other in Phalguna, corresponding respectively to A.D. 1160, August 18 and A.D. 1161, February 12. But neither of them occurred on Monday.  The first was on Thursday and the second on Sunday.  The latter being nearer to the week-day given in the record, it may be surmised that the grant was made actually on Sunday, though it was recorded on Monday.

It states that the one-thousand Mahajanas of Deyvada-Hosavur (modern Devihousr) made a grant of land to the god Mulasthana-Bhogesvara (of that place).  The gift was entrusted to Sovarasiguru of Posavur.  Mahapradhana Hegade Bammarasa is extolled and a chief of the Jimutavahana lineage is stated to be holding the manneya of Basavura One-hundred-and-forty.

No. 348

(B.K. No. 108 of 1932 – 33)

Hiremugadur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in the temple of Isvara

A.D. 1165

This inscription is dated in Saka [10]87, Parthiva, Margasira Su. Shashthi, Friday, corresponding to A.D. 1165 November 11.  The week-day was Thursday.

It states that on the above-mentioned date, Erabova of Mugudur died in a cattle raid.  He is stated to be the servant of Bacha-gaumda of Mugudur.

No. 349

(B.K. No. 84 of 1933 – 34)

Gundadanveri, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Bean on the top of the second entrance into the central shrine of the Kallesvara temple

A.D. 1183

This inscription is dated in Saka 1104, Subhakrit, margasira su. Purnima, Thursday lunar eclipse.  In the cyclic year given, there was no eclipse in the month of Margasira.  But in the next year i.e., Sobhakrit (Saka 1105), there was a lunar eclipse on the given tithi and day.  The details in the latter year correspond to A.D. 1183, December 1, Thursday.  This apparently is the date intended.

It records three grants made by three persons to god Mallikarjunadeva of Alur and god Yogesvaradeva of Brahmapuri.  The first was made at the instance of Dandanayaka Mallugideva by Sumkavergade Nagarasa and his younger brother Davarasa, from the nelevidu of Haveri. The second one was made by Sumkavergade Sovarasa, at the instance of mahamandalaesvara Joyidevarasa.  The donors of the third were Lalakhandeyakarar-adhishthayaka Vasudeva-Dandanayaka and his brothers Kesava-Dandanayaka and Narana-Dandanayaka.  Vasudeva-Dandanayaka held many other offices.

No. 350

(B.K. No. 125 of 1933 – 34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Second pillar at the south entrance to the Ark-Killah

A.D. 1192

This inscription is dated in Saka 1115, (current) Paidhavi, Ashadha Purnima, Saturday, Dakshinayana-samkranti, corresponding to A.D 1192, June 27, Saturday.  The samkranti occurred on the previous Friday.

It records a grant of land for th worship and offering of flowers to god Narasimhadeva.

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No. 351

(B.K. No. 7 of 1932 – 33)

Akkur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Pedestal of a broken image in the temple of Virabhadra

This inscription, bearing no date, describes in verse the deity santinatha and the saints Somadevakumara and Sudhakaradeva belonging to Mula-samgha.  It also states that a basadi was constructed by Satoja-Ramoja.  The characters belong to the 12th century A.D.

No. 352

(B.K. No. 27 of 1932 – 33)

Devageri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone built into the front wall of the village gate

This damaged inscription written in characters of about the 12th century A.D., records the death of a hero (name lost), while fighting with Simgana-Dandanayaka,  the adhikariof Hvri. Some grant seems to have been made in his memory.  A certain Mchidevae is mentioned.

No. 353

(B.K. No. 39 of 1932 – 33)

Devihosur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone built into the wall of the temple of Basavanna

This inscription of about the 12th century A.D., states that when Mahamandalesvara Kirtidevarasa attacked the agrahara Deyvada-Posavur,  a goldsmith named Dasoja fought with him and died.

No. 354

(B.K. No. 41 of 1932 – 33)

Didgur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab in the temple of Hanumantadeva

This incomplete inscription describes the valour of Tailapadeva of the Jimutavahana lineage and Khachara family.  The portion giving his genealogy is broken off.  It belongs to the 12th century A.D.

No. 355

(B.K. No. 46 of 1932 – 33)

Ganajur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone near the temple of Hanuman

This inscription engraved in characters of the 12th century A.D., seems to record the death of Asagara Keta in a fight.  Goyda-Gauda the prabhu of Ganajur and Tantrapala Bammarasa are mentioned.

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No. 356

(B.K. No. 114 of 1932 – 33)

Hosaritti, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken stone lying near the bhajanakatti

The purport of this fragmentary record is not clear.  A certain Polega seems to have been highly praised.  The characters belong to about the 12th century A.D.

No. 357

(B.K. No. 150 of 1932 – 33)

Kulenur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Nandi-pillar near the tank bund

This badly damaged record in characters of about the 12th century A.D., is in Sanskrit language and mentions a certain Recharaja styled Amatya-siromani.

No. 358

(B.K. No. 174 of 1932 – 33)

Yalagach, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Top of the entrance into the sanctuary of the temple of Venkatesa

This inscription of about the 12th century A.D. mentions the son (name not given) of Santi-Setti  This seems to be just a portion of a record.

No. 359

(B.K. No. 191 of 1932 – 33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Panel of a sculptured Portio in the Trikutesvara temple

This small record in Sanskrit language describes the fame of Chandrabhushana Brati.  It is engraved in characters of about the 12th century A.D.

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No. 360

(B.K. No. 7 of 1933 – 34)

Bankapur, Bankapur Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone built into the left wall of the southern entrance into the central shrine of the Nagaresvara temple

This record contains two verses in praise of a hero called Ramana-Singana.  The characters belong to about 12th century A.D.

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