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BOMBAY KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME III

The Later Chalukyas

Somesvara III, Jagadekamalla II | Taila II, Irivabedanga Satyasraya, Jayasimha II | Somesvara I & II | Vikramaditya VI 

Taila III, Somesvara IV

No. 133

(B.K. No. 80 of 1933-34)

Asundi, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up against the front wall of the temple of Kallesvara

Somesvara III-A.D. 1127

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Bhulokamalladeva is dated in his reign (year lost), cyclic year [Plavan]ga, Pushya ba. 5, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkramana corresponding regularly to A.d. 1127 December 25, Sunday.

It records a gift of land made by Barmagavunda, the Urguvunda of Pasundi to the god Kalidevasvami, installed by him.  The gift was made over to Brahmasingi-pandita whose learning and virtues are described at length.  

Mahamandalesvara Tailapadeva of the Kadamba family is stated to be governing banavasi Twelve-thousand, Panungal Five-hundred, the region from the Sahya mountain up to the Western Ocean and many ports and agraharas.  His subordinate Pergade Machana was enjoying the nadadhikara of Banavasi, which was granted to him by Tailapa.  Mahasamanta Baammarasa of the Chikkamba family was the granted to him by Tailapa.  Maaaaaaaaahasamanta Bammarasa of the Chikkamba family was the nalgamunda of Sattalige [Seventy] and barma of the Asvara family was the gamunda of Hasundi (also written as Pasundi) a bada, situated in the division of Sattalige Seventy.  Barma’s genealogy is given.  

The composer of the record was Subba who calls himself an expert in mridulalita-vichitra-likhita.  The engraver of the record was Madoja, well versed in carpentry, masonry, architecture and sculpture.

No. 134

(B.K. No. 56 of 1934-35)

Mudenur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab near the Muchukundesvara temple

Somesvara III-A.D. 1128



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This inscription referring itself to the reign of Bhulokamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 53, Kilaka, Sravana, Friday, Samkramana, magha-nakhsatra.  The tithi is lost.  The details correspond to A.D. 1128, July 27, Friday.  Nakshatra Magha however did not occur on that day.

It records a grant of certain incomes made to Pattavardhana Gobinda-Ghaisasa of Mudugundur by Mahadevarasa, the Dandanayaka in charge of vaddaravula, Ketamallasetti, the Pergade in charge of the herjjunka and Duggarasa the Heggade of bilukode.  The last two were officers under Mahamandalesvara Tailahadeva.  

No. 135

(B.K. No. 15 of 1933-34)

Bannikop, Shiggaon Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying in front of the temple of Bhima

Somesvara III-A.D. 1130

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Bhulokamalladeva is dated in the 55th year of his reign Sadharana, Kartika ba. Chaturdasi, [Saturday].  The week-day is expressed by the single syllable Sau which apparently is an abbreviation of Saurivara (Saturday).  The regnal year 55 is a mistake either for 5 of the king’s reign of 55 of the reign of his predecessor Vikramaditya VI.  In either case it coincides with the cyclic year Sadharana.  The details correspond to A.D. 1130, November 1, Saturday.  

It records a grant of land made by Dandanayaka Holakesideva to the god Bhimesvara of Banniyur (modern Bannikop, the find spot of the record).  The grant was entrusted to Amritarasi-Pandita.  

No. 136

(B.K. No. 104 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Two pieces of a slab in the Kallumandapa

Somesvara III-A.D. 1134

This inscription, referring itself to the reign of Sarvajna-chakravarti Bhuloka-mallade[va] is dated in the 8th year of his reign, Anands, Pushya su.5, Monday, Uttarayana-samkramana.  The date is irregular.  The tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1134, December 22, which was a Saturday.  The Uttarayana-samkramana occurred on the following Tuesday.

The record, which gives a glowing account of the agrahara Pavari, the tank situated therein and the Mahajanas of that place, seems to state that the village was made into an agrahara, during the reign of Ahavamalla.  It further states that, at the request of Mahapradhana, Senadhipati, Manevergade and Piriya-Dandanayaka Kumara-Padmanabharas, the governor of banavasi, to repair the tank and revive its grant which had lapsed, mallikarjuna of the kadamba family got it repaired, after worshipping the Four-hundred Mahajanas. The donor is stated to be governing Sattalige Thousand, pannungal Five-hundred and other divisions.  An earlier grant made in Saka 989, Plavanga, seems to be mentioned in lines 18-19.

The record is badly damaged.  It is stated to have been composed by Kiriya Mukana-Pandita.  

No. 137

(B.K. No. 18 of 1932-33)

Devageri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab in the temple of Mallikarjuna

Somesvara III-A.D. 1134

This short record is dated in the 9th year of the reign of Bhulokamalla, Ananda, Pushya su. 11, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti.  The details are irregular.  The given tithi corresponds to A.D. 1134, December 29, Saturday.  Uttarayana-samkranti fell on the previous Tuesday.

It records a gift of land by Kaliyammarasa of Khechara-kula, and the governor of Basavur Hundred-and-forty, to god kankanesvara.  He is stated to have received initiation into the Mahesvara cult.  The record is published in Ep. Ind., Vol. XIX.

No. 138

(B.K. No. 187 of 1932-33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab built into the northern prakara of the Viranarayanasvamin temple

Somesvara III-A.D. 1136

This damaged inscription which refers itself to the reign of Bhulokamalladeva is dated in the 11th year of his reign nala, Jyeshtha su. Bidige, Monday, Samkranti.  The details correspond to A.D. 1136 May 4, Monday f.d.t. .12.  There was however no samkramana on that day.  

It records a grant of land and money by Chandeyadeva for the worship and offerings to the god Hrishikesa of Kalimayyageri.  It records another grant of land to the god Kesavadeva of the same place, by mahanna and his wife Maliyakka.  A certain Madhuvanna also made a grant of money to the same god.  

No. 139

(B.K. No. 9 and 10 of 1933-34)

Bankapur, Bankapur Taluk, Dharwar District

Right pillar at the entrance into the central shrine of the Nagaresvaradeva temple

Somesvara III-A.D. 1137

This inscription is dated in the 12th year of the reign of Bhulokamalladeva Pingala, Margasira su. Trayodasi, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkranti.  The date is irregular. The tithi given corresponds to A.D. 1137, November 27.  The week-day was Saturday and there was no samkranti on that day.  

It records a grant of land made by Basava-gaunda and others to the god Nakaresvaradeva of Bankapura.  The gift was entrusted to Chandrabhushana-Pandita, the acharya of the temple.  

Another grant for offerings to the same god made after washing the feet of the same acharya by Bamma-gavunda of Bankapura, is also recorded.  This grant was also made in the same year in the month of Pushya on Amavasya, Monday, solar eclipse.  These details too are irregular.  The tithi corresponds to A.D. 1138, January 12.  The week-day was Wednesday and there was no eclipse on that day.  This record is numbered as B.K. No. 10 of 1933-34 in the An. Rep.  

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No. 140

(B.K. No. 45 of 1932-33)

Ganajur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone standing near the temple of Hanuman

Somesvara III-A.D. 1137-38

This inscription dated in the cyclic year Pingala, during the reign of Bhulokamalla corresponding to A.d. 1137-38, commemorates the death of Bammeya-Nayaka who died in the fight when mahamandalesvara Vira-Kadamba Mallikarjunadeva attacked Lokkigundi.  

No. 141

(B.K. No. 70 of 1933-34)

Naragund (Kasba), Naragund Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab built into a wall of th rangamandapa in the Sankaralinga temple

Somesvara III-A.D. 1138

This inscription, referring itself to the reign of Bhulokamailadeva is dated in the 13th year of his reign kalayukta, Vaisakha Purnima, Manday lunar eclipse.  But for the week-day the details correspond to A.D. 1138, April 26, on which day there was a lunar eclipse.  The week-day was, however, Tuesday, not Monday as cited in the record.  

It records a gift of money made to god Dhavala Sankaradeva of the Mahagrahara Piriya-Nargugunda, in the presence of the Two-hundred-and-twenty mahajanas of the place.  The gift was made by Rudradeva, nephew (or son-in-law) of Mahadevarasa, the governor of Belvala Three-hundred and Huligere Three-hundred Rudradeva was administering Kolanur Thirty, Bennedaddi Seventy and the bhattagave villages in Belvala region.  A grant of a village (name lost) made by Mahadevarasa himself to the same god is also recorded.  

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No. 142

(B.K. No. 82 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab in the temple of Purada Siddhesvara

Somesvara III (Date lost)

This inscription, the latter portion of which is badly damaged, refers itself to the reign of Sarvajna-chakravarti Bhulokamalladeva and records a certain grant probably made to the god Siddesvaradeva.  The details of the grant are lost.

Pergade Nagadeva and Duggaraja are stated to be in charge of the perjunka, vaddaravula and bilkode taxes, under Tailapa of the Kadamba family who was governing Vanavase Twelve-thousand, Satalige Thousand, and Panumgal Five-hundred.  Nagadeva is called the mahamatya of Tailapa.

No. 143

(B.K. No. 193 of 1932-33)

Kotavumachgi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Fragment lying in the temple of Somesvara

Somesvara III (Date lost)

This fragmentary inscription, which refers to the reign of Bhulokamalladeva is broken after the description of the agrahara town Ummachige and of Padmana and Mahanarya, the sons of Jemana of the Chanura family.  Ummachige is stated to be situated in Nareyangal Twelve, a sub-division of Belvala.  

No. 144

(B.K. No. 136 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab (No. A-16) in the Museum

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1139

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Pratapa-chakravarti Jagadekamalla-deva is dated in the 2nd year of his reign, Siddharthi, Kartika su….The tithi and week-day are lost.  The available details correspond to A.D. 1139, October-November.  

It records a grant of taxes on the sale of certain food-grains, for the worship and offerings of the god Chiddesvaradeva made by certain Setti-Guttas.  The gift was entrusted to Sanka[ra?]si-Jiya.  

No. 145

(B.K. No. 72 of 1934-35)

Kanvi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in theMailaralingappa temple

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1141

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Pratapa-Chakravarti Jagadekamalladeva is dated into eh 4th year of his reign, Durmati, Chaitra su. Padiva, Monday, solar eclipse, Uttaryana-samkramana corresponding to A.D. 1141, March 10, Monday, f.d.t. 11.  There was a solar eclipse on this day but no Samkramana.  

It states that when Mahapradhana, Karituragapattasahani, Senadhipati nad Dandanayaka Mahadevarasa was governing the two Six-hundreds, Govindamayya of Kolivada, the Sunkavergade of Mulgunda Twelve, made a grant of the income derived from the perjunka and vaddaravula taxes livable on the garden of god Mulasthanadeva of Kani.  The grant was made to the god at the instance of Mahapradhana and Dandanayaka Medimayya, the officer in charge of perjunka and vaddaravula and was entrusted to Jnanarasi-Pandita, the acharya of the temple of Morakesvaradeva.  

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No. 146

(B.K. No. 73 of 1934-35)

Kanvi, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in the Mailaralingappa temple

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1142

This inscription is dated in the 5th regnal year of Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalladeva, Dundubhi, Bhadrapada su. 3, Monday, corresponding to A.D. 1142, August 25, Monday, f.d.t. .58  

It records a gift of money made for burning a perpetual lamp to god Mulasthanadeva, by Maramarasa, the Heggade of Danadanayaka Lakshmidharadeva, the officer of achchu-pannaya.  The gift was entrusted to Jnanasakti-pandita.  

No. 147

(B.K. No. 79 of 1933-34)

Asundi, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up against the front wall of the temple of Kallesvara

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 114

This inscription is dated in the cyclic year Rudhirodgari, Vaisakha su. 13, Thursday, of the reign of Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalla.  The tithi corresponds to A.D. 1143, April 29, Thursday, .03.  

It states that when Mahapradhana, Senadhipati, Kannadasandhivigrahi, Hiriya-Dandanayaka and Pattasahani Bammadevayya was governing banavasi Twelve-thousand, Aditya-Nayaka, the officer in charge of tolls of the division of Innurarum-bada and others made a grant of income derived from certain taxes to the god Kalidevasavi of Hasundi (moden Asundi).  The gift is stated to have been made on the occasion of Uttaryana-sankramana when Chava-gavunda was the Urgavunda and under the instructions of Mahapradhana Devarayya, the officer in charge of the hejjunka and vaddaravula taxes of Banavasi Twelve-thousand.  

No. 148

(B.K. No. 103 of 1933-34)

Hulihalli, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in front of the temple of Virabhadra

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1143

This inscription, which refers itself to the reign of Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalladeva, is dated in the 6th year of his reign, Rudhirodgari, Sravana Purnima, Monday, lunar eclipse, Samkranti corresponding to A.D. 1143, July 28 on which day both the Samkranti and the lunar eclipse occurred.  The week-day cited in the record, however, is a mistake for Wednesday.  

It records a grant of land to the god Svayambhu kalidevasvami of Ulivalli (modern Hulihalli), probably by a certain Achanna.  Mahapra hana, Senadhipati kannada-Sandhivigrahi and Pattasahani Bamma dvayya was governing banavase Twelve-thousand at that time.  It also records the grant of income derived from certain taxes, made to the same god by the Sunkada-heggade name lost) of Innurarum-bad and others.  It made at the instance of officer (name lost) who was in-charge of hejjunka and vaddarvula of Banavasi Twelve-thousand. The record is damaged.  

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No. 149

(B.K. No. 47-48 of 1934-35)

Makanur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up near the temple of Markandesvara

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1144

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalla-deva, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama Year 7, Raktakshi, Uttarayana-samkranti Ekadasi, Monday.  Chalukya-Vikrama year is apparently a mistake for the regnal year of Jagadekamalla II.  The details are slightly irregular.  Uttarayana-samkranti didoccur on Monday but the tithi on that day was Chaturdasi and not Ekadasi as stated in the record.  By the samkranti the date corresponds to A.D. 1144, December 25, Monday.  

It records a grant of land made by Boppana of makanur belonging to the Bali family, with his three brother, to the god boppesvaradeva installed by him.  At the time of grant Mahapradhana Senadhipati, Kaditaverggade, Kannada-sandhi-vigrahi and pattasahani Bammadevarasa was governing banaase Twelve-thousand and Mahamandalesvara, Ketarasa of the kadamba family was administering the manneya of the Nurumbada, from his headquarters Rattapalli.  Another grant was made to the same god by Heggade Chaudamayya and others while Mahapradhana Yogesvaradeva was governing Banavase Twelve-thousand.  This grant is stated to have been made on Jyeshtha Ekadasi, Monday.  

No. 150

(B.K. No. 72 of 1933-34)

Naragund (Kasba), Naragund Petha, Dharwar District

Slab set up in front of the Jodu Hanuman temple

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1147

This inscription, referring itself to the reign of Pratapachakravarti jagadekamalladeva,  is dated in the 10th year of his reign, Prabhava, Sravana Amavasya, Monday, Pushya-nakshatra, corresponding to A.D. 1147, July 28, Monday, f.d.t .38; .18.  

It records a grant of land to god Kirtinarayanadeva made by the brothers Sankara and Narayanahatta.  The gift land was obtained by them from the Mahajanas of the agrahara Narugunda.  The agrahara and its Mahajanas are highly praised.  

The record was composed by Sarvajna-Pattavardhana and was engraved by Chinnoja.  Tika of esuvaya family copied it on stone.  

No. 151

(B.K. No. 61 of 1933-34)

Niralgi, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab lying near the ruined fort

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1148

This inscription, of which some lines in the beginning are lost, is dead in the 10th year of the reign of Jagadekamalla, Prabhava, Pushya su. 13, Thursday, Uttarayana-samkramana.  The tithi corresponds to A.D. 1148, January 5.  The weekday however was Monday, not Thursday as stated in the record.  

After giving an elaborate description of Nerilage and of Malla-gavunda, the Nalprabhu of that place, the inscription states that he constructed a jaina Chaityalaya called Mallijinasraya.  A grant, probably of land, made to the Jinalaya is recorded.  Harinandideva, the acharya of the Jinalaya and the female ascetic (aryika) Chandramatiyavve are highly praised.  The genealogy of Malla-gavunda is given.  

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No. 152

(B.K. No. 34 of 1932-33)

Devihosur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab standing in the temple of banasankari

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1149

This inscription, which refers itself to the reign of Pratapachakravarti jagadekamalla, is dated in the 10th year of his reign, Vibhava, Pushya Amavasya, Sunday Uttarayana-samkranti, solar eclipse.  The details are very irregular.  The tithi corresponds to A.D. 1149, January 11, which was a Tuesday.  But on that day there was neither uttarayana-samkranti, nor solar eclipse.  

It records a grant of land made for the offerings and worship of the goddess Malachidevi (of Devihosur) by Dandanayaka Recharasa who was governing Banavase Twelve-thousand from Balligrame. He is stated to have come to the temple to fulfill a vow (harake).  The agrahara Deyvada-Hosavur and the one-thousand Mahajanas of that place are highly praised.  Kaliyamarasa of the Khachara family and Devadhara Dandanayaka, theofficerin charge of tolls are mentioned.

The record is much damaged.  

No. 153

(B.K. No. 142 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab (A-22) in the Museum

Jagadekamalla II-A.D. 1149

This inscription is dated in the 1[2]th regnal year of Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalladeva, Sukla, [Pushya, Monday], Uttarayanba-samkranti.  The tithi is lost.  In the month of pushya of the cyclic year cited, Uttarayana-samkramana occurred on Sunday, December 25, A.D. 1149. This probably was the intended date.  

It records a grant of land to the god Nilakanthesa by  Hollimarasa and Kopparaja, the Urodeya and mahaprabhu respectively of Herakal.  The deity is stated to have been installed by Nilakantha-Pandia, at Herakal.  Mention is made of a certain mahamandalesvara (name lost), the governor of Kisukadu Seventy, Bagadage Seventy, Kelavadi Three-hundred and Nareyanal Twelve.  

No. 154

(B.K. No. 3 of 1932-33)

Agadi, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying in S.No. 272

Jagadekamalla II (Not Dated)

This undated inscription referring itself to the reign of Jagadekamalladeva, records the erection of Sivalaya by the wife of Amitarasi of Kodiyabidu and registers a gift of land by Mareya-nayaka, son of Amitarasijiya to the temple of Bachesvaradeva (apparently the Sivalaya mentioned above) in the regime of mahaprabhu Bacha-gavunda when mahamandalesvara Tailapadeva was governing Banavase Twelve-thousand. It also registers a gif of land made to the mason Devaja who constructed the sukanasi of the temple while Jekki-setti, son of Chili-setti, was enjoying the settitana of Kodiyabidu.  The record contains numerous serial errors.  

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No. 155

(B.K. No. 81 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab in the temple of Siddhesvara

Jagadekamalla II (Date lost)

This inscription, which gives the origin and genealogy of the Chalukya kings, is broken off after the description of Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalla.  It may be noted hat it is one of the few stone inscriptions which gives the origin of the Later Chalukya family.

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