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No. 421 - 440 | No. 361 - 390 | No. 331 - 360 | No. 305 - 330

No. 391 - 420  | No. 441 - 462

No. 421

(B.K. No. 139 of 1933 – 34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab (A-19) in the museum

A.D. 1500

This record is dated in Saka 1422, Siddharthi, Bhadrapada ba. 3, Friday, corresponding to A.D. 1500, September 3.  the week-day, however, was Thursday.

It registers a kaul granted by Galiba-khan who was holding the thanu Mamale of Mahamadabada and Talikote, to all the Mahanadu, headed by Tammanaiya-Chaudhiri of Mahamadabad and others, fixing the amount of taxes to be levied on various professions, products, livestock, etc.  The record contains many Persian words.

No. 422

(B.K. No. 161 of 1932 – 33)

Neglur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone set up in the temple of Mallari

This fragmentary record of about the 15-16th century A.D., mentions (the village) Bommanakati.

No. 423

(B.K. No. 68 of 1934 – 35)

Bentur, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in front of the temple of Hanuman

A.D. 1510


This inscription records a grant ofland made to a certain Somanatha-Bhatta by a Nayaka (name lost).  The grant was made in Saka 1433 (current), Pramo[dutta], Pushya ba. 10.  corresponding to A.D. 1510, December 26, Thursday.

No. 424

(B.K. No. 13 of 1932 – 33)

Devageri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Pillar of the mantapa in front of the Yellamma temple

A.D. 1538

This inscription dated in Saka 1460, Vilamabi, Ashadha Su. 5, Monday, states that Virayya, son of Dandige Mallayya of Dvagiri built the gateway (of the village) The details of the date correspond to A.D. 1538, July 1, Monday.

No. 425

(B.K. No. 160 of 1932 – 33)

Narasipur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone lying near the temple of Narasimha at the village (which is now deserted)

A.D. 1556

This inscription is dated in Saka 14[7]8, Nala., Vaisakha su. 14, Sunday, corresponding to April 23.  The week-day however was Thursday and not Sunday.

It states that Ellapa-nayaka madea giftof a village called Kurubanahalli alias Narasimhapura to Toravana-Bhatta, son of Narasimha-Bhatta of Munavalli, belonging to Jamadagnyavartasa-gotra, Asvalayana-sutra and Rik-sakha.  The donation was made for the merit of donor’s ancestors.  The village was situated in Guttalala-venthe in the Bankapura-sime.  The donor also installed the image of god narasimhadeva in the village and gave some land for the worship and offerings to that god.

No. 426

(B.K. No. 135 of 1933 – 34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Dharwar District

Wall of a well called the Nim-Bawri, near God Gumbaz

A.D. 1580

This record in Nagari characters is dated in Saka 1502, Vikrama, Chaitra su. 1, Wednesday, corresponding to A.D. 1580, March 16, Wednesday.  It begins with a Sanskrit verse in praise of the holy place Prayaga and records in Marathi the construction of a well.

No. 427

(B.K. No. 41 of 1934 – 35)

Kadarmandalgi, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Garuda-pillar set up in front of the Hanuman temple

A.D. 1581

This inscription is dated in Saka 1503, Vishu, Ashadha ba. 14, corresponding to A.D. 1581 June 29, Thursday (not verifiable).

It records the grant of the village Kaduravindalige (modern Kadarmandalgi) for the worship of the god Hanumantasvamin on the occasion of Karnatka-samkranti.  This Samkranthi occurred on the following Friday. The grant was given by Kegappa-nayaka, son of Hanuma-nayakaof Samtheya bennur.  The village granted was situated in Rattehalli Nurumbada, which was a subdivision of Chandragutii-venthe.

No. 428

(B.K. No. 69 of 1933 – 34)

Muganur, Naragund Petha, Dharwar District

Stone lying near the Basavanna temple

This worn out inscription in Nagari characters, seems to refer to an agrahara.  The partially preserved date of the record is Saka 14 . . . . Chaitra . . . . .  lunar eclipse.

No. 429

(B.K. No. 8 of 1932 – 33)

Aralihalli, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone lying near the temple of Durgavva

This short inscription with no date states that this is the manya field of Sinabova Narasimhadeva, son of Tirumalabhatta of Malakheda, who belonged to haritta-gotra Apastamba-sutra and Yajus-sakha.  The characters belong to the 16th century A.D.


No. 430

(B.K. No. 110 of 1933 – 34)

Motebennur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying near the village Chavadi

This record in characters of the 16th century A.D. states that a certain person (name lost) built a rest house (dharma-sale) in Moina-Benndr (Modern Motebennur).  It is dated in the cyclic year Durmukhi, Jyesha  Su. 6.  The Saka year is not given.

No. 431

(B.K. No. 121 of 1933 – 34)

Bellubbi, Bijapur Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone built into the parapet wall on the roof of the Maleyappa temple

This one-line record of about the16th century A.D.  states that the place (where the stone was originally set up) is the threshing floor (kana) of of Yakamelaka.

No. 432

(B.K. No. 53 of 1934 – 35)

Menasinhal, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone near Kere-kodi Siddappa temple

This inscription records the gift made by Banavaji Samaraya to NaganaBhatta (son o) Anni-Bhatta, the village priest of Vijapura. The characters belong to about the 16-17th century A.D.

No. 433

(B.K. No. 155 of 1932 – 33)

Mallur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone in S.No. 180

A.D. 1636

This inscription is dated in Saka 1557, Yuva, Phalguna su. 1, Saturday, corresponding regularly to A.D. 1636, February 27, Saturday.

It registers the sale-deed of a land in Malur (modern Mallur) executed by Devanagauda, son of Kenchanagauda of Malur to Channappagauda son of Virannagauda of Hommaradi. The pedigree of Channappagaudais given.  It is stated that Samtanna gauda, son of Padde Samgappaguda and an ancestor of Channappagauda was holding the gaudike of Hommaradi-Kampana when Virupaksharaya was reigning in Vidyanagara.

No. 434

(B.K. No. 14 of 1933 – 34)

Bankapur, Bankapur Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone set up against the front wall of the Dasaji-matha

A.D. 1643

This record is dated in Saka 1565, Svabhanu, Jyeshtha su. 1, corresponding to A.D. 1643, May 8, Monday.

It states that on account of certain fines imposed on the peasants (Okkalu-makkalu) of the Bhadrapura, they vacated the village.  Consequently the village became deserted and so Desayi Bullappa, the gauda of Bhadrapura brought them back and rehabilitated them.  For this act, he was granted a gift of land by the king.


No. 435

(B.K. No. 16 of 1934 – 35)

Godihal, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in the Garbhagriha of the Hanuman temple

A.D. 1677

This inscription is dated in Saka 159[4], Nala, [Pusha] su. 12.  The Saka year given coincided with the cyclic year Prabhava and not Nala. In the year Nala, the details correspond to A.D. 1677, January 12, Friday.

It records the grant of the village Gadehalu, to the Vaishnava pontiff Satyabhinava-tirtha who was the disciple of Satyanatha-Titha.  The grant was made by Lingappa-gauda, the Desayi of Guttalal, for the worship of god Sri Ramachandra in the matha of the donee.

It may be noted that the date given in the record is too early for the characters in which it is engraved.  The palaeography of the record would indicate that it is probably a later copy.

No. 436

(B.K. No. 6 of 1932 – 33)

Agadi, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone pedestal of pillar in the temple of Venkatesa

A.D. 1678

This inscription is dated in Saka 1600, Kalayukta, Kartika su. 12, Thursday, corresponding to 1678 A.D., October 17, Thursday, f.d.t .03.  The grant portion is very badly damaged.  Mentions a certain Desayi (name lost)

No. 437

(B.K. No. 5 of 1934 – 35)

Belkeri, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone in S.No. 88

A.D. 1682

This inscription is dated in Saka 1604 (current), Durmati, Phalguna su. 15, Tuesday, lunar eclipse.  The week-day is wrong. The tithi given corresponds to A.D. 1682, February II, which was a Saturday.  There was a lunar eclipse on this day.

It records a grant of land made by Lingappa-gauda, son of Hanumanta-gauda and the grandson of Basavanna-gauda, the Desayi of Gutalal (modern Guttal in Haveri Taluk) to Narahari-Bhatta, son of Bhikana-Bhatta and the grandson of Giri-Bhatta.  The donee belonged to the Katyayana-sutra, Sukla-yajus-sakha and Kaundinya-gotra and the donor belonged to the  same sutra and Monabharga-gotra.

No. 438

(B.K. No. 166 of 1933 – 34)

Bijjargi, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Village gate-way near the Chavadi.

A.D. 1755

This damaged record in Nagari characters is dated in Saka 1677, Yuva, Chaitra su. Pratipada, corresponding to A.D. 1755, March 13, Thursday.

It records in Marathi, the construction of a gate in the village Bijaragi.


No. 439

(B.K. No. 39 of 1933 – 34)

Bammanakatti, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone near the Honda

This stone denoting the boundary of the field of Limgappa, son of Surappa, states that it was erected in the cyclic year Tarana.  Surappa seems to have been the accountant (Sanubhoga) of Ommanakatti.  The characters belong to the 7th century A.D.

No. 440

(B.K. No. 158 of 1932 – 33)

Mantagani, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone lying near the temple of Isvara

This inscription states that Male-Nayaka, son of Mange-Nayaka, the madara of Mantaani and Male-Nayaka, son of Male Nayaka of Yettinahalli, together gave half of the mararike of Mantagani to Girige-Nayaka and Ganga and Malla, the sons of the Chandeya-Nayaka of Kalasur.

The date of this record is lost.  It is written in charactersof about the 17th century A.D.


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