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Early Gupta Inscriptions

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BOMBAY KARNATAKA INSCRIPTIONS

VOLUME III

The Later Chalukyas

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

 Taila III, Somesvara IV

No. 84

(B.K. No. 65 of 1933-34)

Dandapur, Nargund Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying near the Jumma Masjid  

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1078

This partly preserved inscription is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 3, Kalayukta, Pushya, Uttarayana, Sunday.  The details, which are incomplete, are irregular.  In the cyclic year cited, the Uttarayana-samkramana fell on December 25, A.D. 1078, which was Tuesday, not Sunday.  In the previous year, however, the Uttaryana-samkramana occurred on Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1077, December 24.  

It records a grant of land made for bhattvritti by the Brahmanas of Paduvageri in the mahagrahara town Narugunda.  The land granted was obtained by the donors from the Chalukya prince Vira-Nolambaraja.  

No. 85

(B.K. No. 64 of 1933-34)

Dandapur, Nargund Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying near the Jumma Masjid

Vikramaditya VI – A.D. 1078

This damaged inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the cyclic year Kalayukti in the reign of king Chalukya Vikrama, Pushya, Uttarayana-samkramana.  During the reign of Vikramaditya VI, the cyclic year Kalayukta coincided with A.D. 1078 and the uttarayana samkramana fell on December 24, Tuesday.  

It registers a grant of land made by pergade Mamma (of Narugunda) for a feeding ouse when Vira-Nolamba Pallava-Permadi Jayasimhadeva, the king’s younger brother, was governing the Two Six-hundreds and Banavasi Twelve-thousand.  The gift was obtained by Mamma from the Fifty-five Mahajanas of Paduvageri in Narugunda.  It also states that the feeding house was continued by Mamma’s younger brother Devanna.  A supplementary grant of ornaments, utensils, etc., made by Mamma to the Sun-god of Mulasthana is also recorded.  The name of the composer of the record is given as urodeya Nagadeva.  

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No. 86

(B.K. No. 43 of 1933-34)

Galaganath, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab in the temple of Galagesvara

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1079

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-vikrama year 3, Siddhartha, Chatira su, Purnima, Sunday, Samkranti.  The details are irregular.  The tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1079, March 20, Wednesday.  The Samkranti (Mesha) however fell on the following Sunday, the 24th.  

It records a gift of thirty gadyanas for the mandapa of the god Galagesvaradeva made  by the musician Barmayya who is stated to be an expert in thirty-two ragas as also, in music, dancing and allied arts.  It states that yuvaraja Jayasimghadeva (the younger brother of Vikramaditya) was governing the two Six hundreds, Banavasi Twelve-thousand and Santalige Thousand.  It may be noted that Jayasimgha is given all the Pallava titles. The gift was made for the beatitude of Jogiyabbe, the mother of the donor.

No. 87

(B.K. No. 144 of 1932-33)

Kolur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying near the temple of Doddesvara

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1079

This inscription is dated in Chalukya-Vikrama year 4, Siddhartha, Pushya Amavasya, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkranti, Solar eclipse.  The details are not regular The tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1079, December 26, on which day there was a solar eclipse.  The week-day however was Thursday.  The Samkranti occurred on the previous day, i.e., Wednesday.

It states that when Trailokyamalla Vira-Nola[mba] (Jayasimha III) was governing Santalige and other regions and Bammadeva was administering the perjunka and bilkode taxes of Banavase Twelve-thousand, and endowment of land was made for the temple.  It also mentions Khenikara-pergade Chavanna of the vaddaravula tax and Dasagavunda and Rajagavunda of Kolur.  

The record is published in Epigraphia Indica, Vol. XIX.  The following corrections in the text may be made:

In line 4, for Trailokyamallaver Nola[mbavadi-muva] read Trailokyamalla Vira-Nola . ……..

In line 15, for nudid = am read Nudidu ma-

In line 22 for Kolur-Aggala read Kolur Gana-  

No. 88

(B.K. No. 42 of 1933-34)

Galaganath, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in the of the Galagesvara

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1080

This inscription, referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalla Vikramachakri, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 5 (in words) Raudra, Jyeshtha Amavsya, Sunday, Samkranthi, Solar eclipse.  But for the week-day the details correspond to A.D. 1080, June 20.  The week-day was, but the Samkranti (Karkatika) occurred on the following Thursday, the 25th.  

The record, after describing the valour of Yuvaraja Jayasimha, the younger brother of Vikramaditya, states that his subordinate Mahamandalesvara Chenna, who was governing Beluhuge Seventy, Muvattarumabada (the sub-division of Thirty-six villages), Kondavati, Mahalige-nadu and other divisions and whose territory extended up to Haive, revived (punar-datti) the grant of the village Pulluni situated in Beluhuge Seventy to god Galagesvara of that place for worship and offerings to the god and for the feeding of ascetics, visitors and students as well as for the service of music and dancing in the temple.

Two chiefs named Dasanripala and Sovideva are mentioned while giving an account of the conquests of Chenna.  Goggi of Haive and Malapa Nagavarma are stated to have been vanquished by him.  In the Silahara and Kadamba families we find Goggi and Nagavarma, respectively, but they flourished much earlier than Chenna.  

No. 89

(B.K. No. 75 of 1933-34)

Somapur, Nargund Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying in the temple of Hanuman

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1080

This inscription which refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva and is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 5, Randra, Margasira Purnima, Sunday, lunar eclipse, refers to Yuvaraja Jayasimhadeva as ruling Banavasi and other divisions.  The details of the date correspond regularly to A.D. 1080, November 29, Sunday.  

After giving the genealogy of the Chalukya family and all eulogistic account of the Isvaradeva, the rayabhari of the king, the record states that he established many water sheds, feeding centers and constructed a well, a tank and Siva and Vishnu temples.  Further it records a grant of land made probably for the maintenance of these.  The mahajanas of Mekkegeri of the agrahara town Naugunda are highly praised.  

The composer of the record and the person who corrected it are stated to be Mallikarjuna and Kollurava Nagavara, respectively.  

The record is badly damaged at places.  

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No. 90

(B.K. No. 35 of 1933-34)

Siruguppi, Hubli Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying in the village chavadi

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1082

This worn out inscription which refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 7 (in words), Dundubhi, Pushya su. Tadige, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkranti, corresponding regularly to A.D. 1082, December 25, Sunday.

It records the grant of land made by the One-hundred Mahajanas of Biligiligeri to the god Vishnudeva of that village.  The arahara Siriguppe and the One-hundred (Mahajanas) of that place are highly praised.

No. 91

(B.K. No. 147 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab in the Museum (A-25)

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1083

The inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 8, Rudhirodgari, Pushya, Uttarayana-samkranti, corresponding the A.D. 1083, December 24, Sunday.  The Samkramana commaenced at 6-8 on that day.

It states that when Mahamandalesvara Bhivanarasa was governing Tarddavadi One thousand, Dandanayaka Dasimarasa, the sunkavergade of the perjunka and vaddaravula taxes of Tarddavadi One-thousand made a grant of income derived from the pannaya and perjunka taxes.  The gift was made for the worship of god Sakalesvara at Sirimalage and for the maintenance of the priest (pujari) and other attendants.  The dedication by a certain Rebbakabbe of her servant Machabbe to the temple is also recorded.  Manevergade Gundamayya is mentioned.

After the imprecatory verse, is engraved in late characters, a grant of certain taxes.

No. 92

(B.K. No. 64 of 1932-33)

Hattimattur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab lying in front of the temple of Kodi Honnavva

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1087

This inscription reforming itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the [Chalukya]-Vikrama year 12, Prabhava, Pushya, Uttarayana-samkranti.  The tithi and the week day are not given.  The given details correspond to A.D. 1087, December 25, Saturday.

It registers gifts of taxes made to god Bhogesvara of Martapura (i.e. Hattimattur).  The donors of these gifts were Sivaraja, the officer in charge of the vaddaravula tax, Isvara, the pergade of Dandanayaka Somesvara[bha] tta and others.  The gifts were handed over to the urodeya of Martyapura (Hattimattur) and the two-hundred Mahajanas of that place.

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No. 93

(B.K. No. 66 of 1934-35)

Ukkund, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1088

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 13, Vibhava, Chaitra su. Dasami, Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1088, March 5, Sunday.  

It records the construction of a temple of Siva by Dassgavunda of Orkkunda and a grant of land made by him to that temple.  The gift is stated to have been entrusted to Abhimanasingh-pandita, the disciple of Gaggarasi-pandita.  It also records the grant of certain taxes made to Dassgavunda by Siriyagaradeva, when Mahamandalesvara Vijayaditya of the Matura family was governing Beluhuge Seventy, Mugunda Twelve, Edenadu Seventy, Tadeyuru Twelve and other villages.  It is also stated that Mahapradhana and Dandanayaka Somesvarabhatta was governing the Two Six-Hundreds and Banavasse Twelve-thousand.  

A supplementary grant of taxes, made by Somesvarabhatta to Dassagavunda is engraved at the top of the stone.  

No. 94

(B.K. No. 167 of 32-33)

Devaragennur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab set up in the Hanumantadeva temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1088

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, ruling from the capital Kalyana, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 13, Vibhava, Jyeshtha Amavasya, Friday, Solar eclipse.  The date seems to be wrong.  In the cyclic year cited, corresponding to A.D. 1088, there were two Jyesthas and in neither of them a solar eclipse occurred, nor did the Amavasya in either of them fall on a Friday.  In the next year, i.e. Sukla, however, there was a solar eclipse on Jyeshtha Amavasya, corresponding to A.D. 1089 June 11, Monday.

It registers a gift of land for the brahmapuri and the worship of god Kesavadeva of the agrahara town Gadega-grama (modern Devaragennur the find place of the record) situated on the northern bank of the river Krishnavenna, and included in Bave Fifty, a sub-division of Tardavadi One-thousand.  The donor was Angabarasi who probably was administering Gandega grama.  Somanathadandadhisa, the gramachakravarti of Gandeganur, his wife Devalabbe and Vaijanatha (Vaijana-dandanatha) are praised.  The province of Kasavala Savalakka is mentioned.  The record is broken off at the end.

No. 95

(B.K. No. 63 of 1932-33)

Hattimattur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab leaning against the front wall of the temple of Kodi Hannava

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1088-89

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 13, Vibhava, corresponding to A.D. 1088-89.

It describes the heroic fight of two brothers Joga and Simga for their master Devuganka, the urodeya of the agrahara Pattiyamarttavura, during a cattle raid by Jannunga.  It is stated that Pattasahani, Dandanayaka Chavundamayya was administering the agrahara as  anuga-jivita.

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No. 96

(B.K. No. 173 of 1933-34)

Kannur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab in the Pattadadevara Hirematha

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1089

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 10, Sukla, Pushya su. 2, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkranti The date is wrong.  The 10th year of Vikrmaditya VI did not coicinde with the cyclic year Sukla.  The given details correspond to A.D. 1089, December 7, Friday, on which day there was no Uttarayana-samkranti.  The characters of the record also do not belong to the period of Virakaditya VI.  Below this are engraved three more records, te last of which belongs to the time of the kalachurya king Bijjala. It appears that all these records were engraved during the latters’ period.

It register a grant of land made at Kannavuri to god Svayambhu-Chandesvara of the village which was situated in the division of Taddavadi One-thousand.  The grant was made by Mahapradhana Kannapayya, after requesting the king.  Kannavuri is stated to be in the enjoyment of the donor as his fief (prabhu-samya).

No. 97

(B.K. No. 12 of 1933-34)

Bankapur, Shiggaon Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone in Survey No. 2 of Ankada-khana, hamlet of Bankapur

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1090

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 13, Sukla, Phalguna su. 5, Sunday.  The date is irregular.  The tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1090, February 7, which was a Thursday.

It commemorates the death of a hero named Marasimga-nayaka in fight at the capital town of Bankapura.  Mahamandalesvara Kaliyamarasa is stated to be governing Panungal Five-hundred.  He bears the epither Chandaladeviya-gandhavarana.

No. 98

(B.K. No. 152 of 1932-33)

Mallur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab standing in S. No. 180

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1092 (?)

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in a year (damaged) of the Chalukya-Vikarma era, Prajapati, Pushya ba. 7, Thursday Uttarayana-samkranti.  During the reign of Vikamaditya VI, in the year Prajapati the details cited do not work out correctly.  In the next year, i.e., Angirasa, however the details correspond to A.D. 1092, December 23, Thursday.

In records that, when Mahapradhana, Dandanayaka Acharasa and his brother-in-law Pontarasa were governing Banavase Twelve-thousand and Basavura Hundred-and-forty respectively, the eight gavundas and aruvattokkalu of mallavura made a grant of land for offerings to gods Kotesvaradeva.  The gift was entrusted to Mallikarjuna-Pandita.  

The record also contains, two more grants, apparently later additions.  The first of these was made to gods Kotesvara and Mulasthana.  The second one was made to god kalideva by the eight gavundas and others of Mallavura.

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No. 99

(B.K. No. 11 of 1933-34)

Bankapur, Bankapur Taluk, Dharwar District

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

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1093

This inscription is dated in the reign (year not specified) of Tribhuvanamalladeva, Srimukha, Vaisakha Amavasya corresponding to A.D. 1093 April 28, Thursday (not verifiable).

It states that Dandanayaka Dakarasa made a grant of some taxes for burning a perpetual lamp to god Nakaresvara.  The gift was entrusted to Chandrabhushanadeva the acharya of the temple.  It is also stated that the donor authorized heggade Mahadevana to collect the sada and bannige taxes.  

No. 100

(B.K. No. 20 of 1932-33)

Devageri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Two fragments built into the front wall of the temple of Isvara

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1096

This fragmentary inscription dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 2[1] corresponding to A.D. 1096, records a gift of certain taxes.  The details of the gift are lost.  The division of Banavse Twelve-thousand is mentioned.

No. 101

(B.K. No. 54 of 1934-35)

Mudenur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab near the Muchukundesvara temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1098

This mutilated inscription is dated in the [2]2nd year of the Chalukya Vikrama era, Isvara, Magha Amavasya, Wednesday, corresponding to A.D. 1098, February 3, Wednesday, f.d.t. 26.  

It states that the king made a grant for the repairs of the temple of Sankaranarayanadeva and for the feeding and clothing of the Brahmanas and others.  The details of the grant are lost.

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No. 102

(B.K. No. 177 of 1932-33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab built into the veiling of the verandah adjoining the ranga-mandapa of the Viranarayana temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1099

This inscription, belonging to the reign of Vikramaditya VI, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 23, Bahudhanya, Jyestha Purnima, Sunday, lunar eclipse. The tithi given corresponds to A.D. 1098, May 17, which was a Monday.  There was no lunar eclipse on that day.  It may be noted however that in the next year i.e., A.D. 1099, there was a lunar eclipse on the tithi cited, corresponding to June 5, Sunday.

The record after giving the genealogy of the Chalukya family from Taila II to Vikrmaditya VI, proceeds to narrate the high qualities of Mahapradhana Dandanayaka Somesvara-Bhatta who was worshipped (aradhya) by Vikramaditya and states that he established a school for the study of the Prabhakara doctrine of Purvamimamsa.  It then records a grant of money made by Somesvara-Bhatta, also called Somesvara-Bhattopadhyaya, for the salary of the teachers in the school.  It is interesting to note that a book (grantha) probably called Sutra-Charche is mentioned, but unfortunately the portion containing the description is broken away and lost.

The record is published in Ep. Ind., Vol. XV.  The following correction and additions in the text may be noted:-

In line 23, after the verse No. [28*] read vritta.

In line 39, for veda-sastra-parana (ma) read veda-sastra-pathana.

In line 46, for avaniyol-ayt-endu, read avaniyol-ayt-indu.

In line 51, for Kali-bala-chheda read Kali-bala-chohheda.

In line 63, for pamcha-ratnadim byadharanada, read pamcha-ratnada dibyabha-ranada.

In line 72, after a few dots after [samarttharu, add m-ottamaru vaishnavagiti and for manohara] read manoharar

In line 73, after a few dots after [taru] add vajra-panjararu samasta-guna-visesh-onnatar-appa Sri-Ramara-datti mahagraharam srimal.

After line 73 add

74 ……………………………………gadyanam nuraivattu a ponnalu puttida baddiyolage upadhyayargge prati-varsha va(da)kshinege

75……………………………………..prati-varsha aru gadyana ponnam kuduvam a saleyal-andige kasavam kaladu sa-

76………………………………………[dhya]pakarge timgalimge panav-ondara lekkade prati-va-

77………………………………………[Sutra-Charche] emb-initu gran[tha]in.

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No. 103

(B.K. No. 174 of 1933-34)

Kannur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab in the Pattadadevara Hirematha

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1100

This inscription is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 25, Vikrama, Jyeshtha su. Purnima, Sunday.  But for the week-day, the details correspond to A.D. 1100 May 25, on which day the week-day was Friday.  It may also be noted that the characters in which the record is engraved belong to a period much later than that to which it purports to belong.  It is not unlikely that the present record is a copy of the original one.

It records a grant of income derived from certain taxes, to the god Svayambhu-Chandesvara

No. 104

(B.K. No. 188 of 1932-33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab built into the northern prakara of the Viranarayanasvamin temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1101

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 25, Vikrma, Magha su. 5, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkramana corresponding to A.D. 1101, January 6, Sunday.  There was, however, no samkramana on that day.

It states that Honnavara Maddimayya, son of Demaya-Ghaisasa constructed the temple of Sankaranarayana and made a grant of money for the worship and offerings to that god.  It also records a gift made by the One-thousand (Mahajanas) of Lokkigundi to the temple and the feeding house attached to it.  The record is badly damaged.

No. 105

(B.K. No. 30 of 1932-33)

Devageri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab on the slope of a hill called Gregudda.

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1102

This inscription is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 2[6], Chitrabhanu, Chaitra su. Bidige, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti.  The details are irregular.  The tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1102, March 22.  The week-day was Saturday and there was no samkranti on that day.

It states that Tribhuvanasingi-Pandita, who was governing Devangeri, Tammuge, Kalasuru and other divisions made a grant of land for the god Tribhuvanesvara installed by him. It also refers to a tank built by him to the east of Tammuge.  The grant was made into the hands of the Twelve Devaputras.  It is interesting to note that one of the verses gives iconographical details of Bhairava.

A certain Chavunda, the Sandhivigrahi of Tribhuvanasimgi-Pandita seems to have been mentioned at the end.

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No. 106

(B.K. No. 76 of 1933-34)

Somapur, Nargund Petha, Dharwar District

Slab lying in the temple of Hanuman

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1102

This inscription is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 27, Chitrabhanu, Jyeshtha Purnimal, Sunday, corresponding probably to A.D. 1102, June 2.  The week-day was Monday.  The tithi however commenced on Sunday at .97.

It states that the Mahajanas of Mekkegeri made a grant of certain incomes to a god (name lost)

No. 107

(B.K. No. 151 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab in the Museum (A-32)

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1104

This fragmentary inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrma year 29, Tarana, Karttika su. 11, Sunday, corresponding to A.D. 1104, October 30, Sunday, f.d.t. .72  

It records a grant of land made by Deharada Padmarasa for charity feeding (anna-dana), for the merit of Nimbanayya-Dandanayaka and Mahamandalesvara Udeyaditayarasa.  It also records a gift made by Singarasa for the merit of his father Udeyadityarasa.  The details of the gift are lost.

No. 108

(B.K. No. 80 of 1932-33)

Haveri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab at Purada Siddhesvara temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1109

This inscription a gift of tolls on betel leaves made by Nimbarasa along with the Gatrigas for music and dancing in the temple of Siddhesvaradeva (at Haveri).  The gift was made in the presence of the Four-hundred Mahajanas of Haveri (i.e., modern Haveri), who are highly praised in the record.  A eulogistic account is also given of Nimbarasa and his father Dandayanaka Madhava-bhatta who was in charge of the panmaya tax. Mahapradhana, Bhanasavergade, Dandanayaka Anantapa is stated to be governing Banavasi Twelve-thousand and to be in charge of vaddaravula and pannaya taxes.

The record is stated to have been composed are written (on stone) by Naranadeva of Visvamitra-gotra.

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No. 109

(B.K. No. 177 of 1933-34)

Kannur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab set up in the Bhajana-matha.

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1112

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalla, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 37, Nandana, Pushya, su. 12, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkramana The date is irregular.  The tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1112, December 31.  The week-day was Tuesday and not Sunday as given in the record; nor did the samkramana occur on that day.

It records a grant of land made by Mahasamantadhipati Kalidasa-Dandanayaka to the temple of Parsvanatha, constructed byBijji-setti at Kannavur.  Arhanandi Bettadadeva of Kendakund-anvaya, Mula-samgha, Desi-gana, Pustaka-gachchha and Piriya-samudaya and belonging to the spirityal linearge of Kondakondacharya, is stated to be the Guru of Bijjideva.  Kalidasa is stated to be governing Kannavuri.

No. 110

(B.K. No. 183 of 1933-34)

Nidoni, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

slab set up near the house of the hereditary Patil

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1115

This inscription which refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, ruling from the capital Jayantipura is dated the Chalukya-Vikrama year 40, Manmatha, Pushya su. 6, Vaddavara, Uttarayana-samkramana corresponding probably to A.D. 1115, December 24.  the week-day was Friday though the Samkramana fell on Saturday.  

It records the construction of the Vishnu temple at Niduvani by Mendeya Barma and registers a gift of land made for the worship and offerings to god kesavadeva (of the temple).  The gift was made in the presence of the Mahajanas of the place Dandanayaka Lakshmarasa, the Mahapradhana and Pergade of Tardavadi, and others.  Yuvaraja Mallikarjuna is stated to be governing Tardavadi-nadu.

No. 111

(B.K. No. 60 of 1932-33)

Hattimattur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab standing on the east bank of the Honda.

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1115
This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, is dated in Chalukya-Vikrama year 40, Manmatha, Uttarayana-samkranti, Sunday.  In the year cited, the Uttarayana-samkranti occurred on December 25, A.D. 1115, which was a Saturday and not Sunday.  The intended date probably was A.D. 1115, December 26, Sunday.  

It states that when Mahapradhana Sripati-Dandanayaka was governing Puligere Three-hundred and Belvala Three-hundred, the Mahajanas of the agrahara town Partiyamattavura (modern Hattimattur, the find spot of the record) made a gift of the income derived from various taxes, for effecting repairs to the tank Devimgere.  It also records similar gifts of money and land made to the same tank by many others.  Mention is made of the two brothers of Sripati-Dandanayaka viz., Isvara-Dandesvara and Savideva and of Dandanayaka Antimayya and Mahamatya Bahubali.  The last two are stated to be the subordinates of Sripati.  

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No. 112

Chaudadampur, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in the Muktesvara temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1115

This inscription, the latter part of which is lost, refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva (evidently Vikramaditya VI).  The date is not preserved, but on the ground that Mahapradhana Govindarasa, a subordinate of Vikramaditya VI is stated to be ruling over Banavase Twelve-thousand, Dr. Fleet who has reviewed this record in this Dynasties of the Kan. Dists. Assigned it to about 1115 A.D.  It gives the genealogy of Gutta chiefs, down to Mallideva and of the chiefs of the Jatachola lineage for three generations as follows:-  

No. 113

(B.K. No. 5 of 1932-33)

Agadi, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Stones near the temple of Basavanna in S.No. 240

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1116

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 40, Manmatha, Pushya Amavasya, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti, solar eclipse.  The date is irregular.  In the cyclic year Manmatha, the tithi cited corresponds to A.D. 1116, January 16, which was a Sunday.  There was not eclipse on that day and the Uttarayana-samkranti fell on Saturday, 25th December, A.D. 1115.

It gives a eulogistic account of [Maha]pasayta Bamkeyarasa who was governing from his headquarters, Agande, the division of Belgughe Seventy, Ittage Thirty, some hampanas in Banavase Twelve-thousand and some agraharas. It states that his subordinate Birudaradeva built a temple of Birudesvara at Agande and granted some lands for the worship and offerings to the god.  The gift land was purchased from Eraka-gavunda and was entrusted to Varesvara-Pandita.  Another grant of paddy and oil to the same god is recorded.  The recorded is very badly damaged.  

No. 114

(B.K. No. 185 of 1932-33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab lying near the northern prakara of the Viranarayanasvamin temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1116

This inscription which refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 41, Durmukhi, Pushya ba. 3, Sund, Uttarayana-samkranti corresponding regularly to A.D. 1116, December 24, Sunday.  

It records a grant of land made for a feeding house (satra) and for the worship of god Maniyara-Mallikarjunadeva by Maniyara-Mahadevayya-nayaka of the agrahara town Battakere.  Battakere and the Mahajanas of that place are highly praised.  The genealogy of Mahadevayya-nayaka is given.  

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No. 115

(B.K. No. 183 of 1932-33)

Gadag, Gadag Taluk, Dharwar District

Stone built into the north prakara of the Viranarayanasvamin temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1118

This inscription dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama era (year omitted) Vilambi, [Bha]drapada Purnima, Sunday, refers to a grant of money made to a god (name lost).  The donor’s name is lost.  During the reign of Vikramaditya VI, the cyclic year Vilambi coincided with A.D. 1118, and Bhadrapada Purnima fell on August 22, Friday.  

No. 116

(B.K. No. 132 of 1932-33)

Kanavalli, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

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

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1120

This hero-stone dated in the [Chalukya]-Vikrama year 45, Sarvari, Vaisakha su. 5 Sunday, commemorates the death of Edava Bamma, who fought for his master Eraka-gavuda.  The details of the date correspond to A.D. 1120, April 4, Sunday, f.d.t. 10.  

No. 117

(B.K. No. 20 of 1933-34)

Kaginelli, Hirekerur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up against the from wall of the Virabhadra temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1121

This long inscription belonging to the reign of Vikramaditya VI is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 45, Sarvari, Magha su. 2, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti.  The date is irregular.  The tithi cited, corresponding A.D. 1121 January 22, fell on Saturday.  The Kumbha-samkramana occurred on the following Sunday.  

It registers a grant of land made for the worship of and offerings to god Kalesvaradeva, and for the feeding of ascetics.  Gifts of land and money were also made for the dancing girls and other persons connected with services in the temple.  The grants were made by the residents and the Seventy (mahajanas) when Bamma-gavunda and Chila-gavunda were administering Kagenele Twelve, Pandiyur and Kuppagede and Kaliyamarasa was governing Basavur Hundred-and-forty.  Govindaraja-Dandadhisa, a servant (banta) of Anantapala-Dandadhisa is stated to be the governor of banavasedesa.  

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No. 118

(B.K. No. 153 and 154 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Stone (A-34) in the Museum.

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1121

This inscription in Sanskrit language and Kannada characters is dated in Saka 1043, Plava, margasirsha su. Pamchami, corresponding to A.D. 1121, November 16, Wednesday.

On this day which was his birthday, Govinda-Dandadhipa made a gift of 370 nishkas for the purpose of worshipping the gods Brahma, Vishnu and Isvara in the agrahara Pauthage (modern Salotgi), and also for feeding the visitors to the place on the birthday of the donor every year.  Govinda-Dandadhipa was the sister’s son of Anantapala, the famous general of the Chalukya king Vikramaditya.  

Below this record is engraved in Kannada another grant of money made by the same donor, for the purpose of feeding annually the assembly of Andhradanda on the Purnima of Magha, which was the anniversary of the death of his daughter-in-law Padmavati.  This record is numbered as B.K. No. 154 of 1933-34.

No. 119

(B.K. No. 21 of 1932-33)

Devageri, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab leaning against the front wall of the Basavanna temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1121

This inscription referring itself to be the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 46, Plava, Pushya su. Purnima, Sunday, Uttarayana-samkranti, corresponding regularly to A.D. 1121, December 25, Sunday.  

It states that when Mahasamantadhipati and Manevargade Isvarayya was governing banavase Twelve-thousand and Belvala two Six-hundreds (i.e., Belvala Three-hundred and Puligere Three-hundred,) Mahasamanta Hermadiyarasa of the Jimutavahana lineage and Khachara family, who was administering Basavura Hundred and-forty, made a grant of lands to the temples of Tribhuvanesvara and Bhairava.  The gift was handed over to Tribhuvanasimgi-Pandita.  After the imprecatory portion it is stated that Hermadiyarasa was the son of Kaliyama and Lachchaladevi.

No. 120

(B.K. No. 22 of 1933-34)

Kaginelli, Hirekerur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up in the temple of Kallesvara.

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1122

This inscription, referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 47 Subhakrit, Chaitra Purnima, lunar eclipse, Monday.  But was a lunar eclipse.  The week-day was, however, Friday.

The record, containing a eulogy of Kala-gavunda and Kali-setti, states that the latter built a temple of Siva at Kagenele, had tanks dug, established feeding houses, water sheds gardens.  It further records the gift of land made by Kala-gavunda, to the temple of Brahmesvara, built by Kali-setti, and for the feeding of ascetics.  The gift was entrusted to Sivasakti-Pandita.  Also gifts of money made by the guild of Tambuligas, the Ugura Three-hundred and others are recorded.

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No. 121

(B.K. No. 155 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Stone (A-34) in the Museum

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1122

This record is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 47, Subhakrit, Jyeshtha su. Panchami, Thursday, corresponding to A.D. 1122, May 11, Thursday, f.d.t. 61.

It registers a grant of land made by Govindarasa of Kodali to the school at the agrahara Pauthage.  The gift-land was purchased by him from Ahvamallarasa, the manneya of Tardavadi Thousand and from Kanna-gavunda of Arjunige.  

No. 122

(B.K. No. 8 of 1933-34)

Bankapur, Bankapur Taluk, Dharwar District

Left pillar at the entrance into the central shrine of the Nagaresvara temple

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1122

This inscription referring itself to the reing of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 45, Subhakrit, Pushya ba, Amavasya, Sunday, Samkranti, solar eclipse.  The date is irregular.  On the tithi cited, which corresponds to A.D. 1122, December 30, the week-day was Saturday, not Sunday; nor was there an eclipse or Samkranti on that day.

It records the grant of land made by Holli-gavunda and others for the feeding of ascetics in the temple of Nagaresvaradeva at Bankapura.  The gift was entrusted to Chandrabhushana-panditadeva, the acharya of the temple.  The king’s subordinate Tailadeva is mentioned.  

No. 123

(B.K. No. 163 of 1932-33

Neglur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Two pieces of a stone lying in the temple of Sidddhesvara.

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1123

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama year 48, Sobhakrit, Pushya su. 13, Monday, Uttarayana-samkranti corresponding to A.D. 1123, December 31 Monday; f.d.t. 45.  The Uttarayana-samkranti, however, fell on the previous Tuesday, the 25th December.

It states that, when Mahapradhana, Manevargade and Dandenayaka Isvarayya was governing the province of two six-hundred and Banavase-nadu, Sovarasa, the Manevergade of the vaddaravula and perjunka of Belahuge Seventy and other officers made a grant of taxes in kind on certain agricultural products to god Siddhesvaradeva, on behalf of Mallarasa, the Dandanayaka of vaddaravula.  Mention is made of Jnanasakti-pandita of the Kalamukha school.  

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No. 124

(B.K. No. 89 of 1933-34)

Honnatti, Ranebennur Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab set up behind the temple of Ramalinga

Vikramaditya VI-A.D. 1124

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in the Chalulkya-Vikrama year 48, Sobhakrit, Magha Amavasya, Sunday, Samkranti, solar eclipse, corresponding to A.D. 1124, February 17, Sunday.  There was however no solar eclipse nor did any samkranti occur on that day.

It records a grant of land made to the temple of Chamesvara constructed by Dekanna and Nakanna the pradhanas of Joma, brother of Mallideva of the Gutta family.  The gift was handed over to Brahmarasijiya, the acharya of the temple.  It is stated that Mahamandalesvara Simhanadeva was governing the Seguna country, Paliyanda Four-thousand, the agrahara Honnavartti and other agraharas. His minister Ullahraja is mentioned.  It is also stated that Joma was holding the manneya of Ponnavartti Twelve, Beluhuge Seventy and Bennevur Twelve with his capital at Guttavolal.  The agrahara Ponnavartti and its Mahajanas are highly praised.

No. 125

(B.K. No. 143 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Front of a slab (A-23) in the Museum

Vikramaditya VI (Date lost)

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Vikramaditya introduces his son Yuvaraja Mallikarjuna and Bhayila-Chamupa.  The latters genealogy is given.

The record written in beautiful poetry is unfortunately not fully preserved.

No. 126

(B.K. No. 65 of 1932-33)

Hattimattur, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Two pieces of a broken slab lying near the temple of Kodi Honnavva.

Vikramaditya VI (Undated)

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Vikramatumga-bhupa records the death of Sivadasa son of Devanaga and grandson of Ballimayya of the Chalukya family and ofught on behalf of his master Devaparya, son of Madhavayya, the urodeya of Martypaura (i.e., Hattimattur).  The gift took place as a result of the cattleraid by Jinnuga.  Pattasahani and Dandanayaka Chavundamayya is stated to have been administering the agrahara twon Pattiyamattavura (i.e., Hattimattur) as anuga-jivita.

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No. 127

(B.K. No. 105 of 1932-33)

Hirelingadahalli, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab near the temple of Kalamesvara

Vikramaditya VI (Date lost)

This inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva is dated in Chalukya-Vikrama year (lost), Ashadha, Sunday, lunar eclipse.  It refers to Jakalamahadevi the queen of Vikramaditya, as governing a territory the name of which is lost.  The record is very badly damaged.

No. 128

(B.K. No. 145a of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab preserved in the Museum

Vikramaditya VI (Undated)

This record refers itself to Tribhuvanamalladeva (Vikramaditya VI), ruling from his capital Kalyana and praises a certain Tyambaka, the subordinate of the king.

This is engraved in continuation of another record which is given the number 145 in App. E. of the An.Rep. on South Indian Epigraphy.  But as the two records belong to two different reigns, they are renumbered as 145 and 145a.  

No. 129

(B.K. No. 115 of 1932-33)

Hosaritti, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Broken slab near the Bjajanakatte

Vikramaditya VI (Date lost)

This badly mutilated inscription refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva whom the inscription also calls Vikramaditya.  As most of the inscription is effaced, the contents of the record cannot be made out.  The two Six-hundreds (division) and Banavasi Twelve-thousand are mentioned.  The name of the governor of these divisions is lost.

No. 130

(B.K. No. 6 of 1932-33)

Agadi, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Hero-stone standing near the temple of Basavanna in S.N. 240

Vikramaditya VI (No date)

This undated inscription referring itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva records that a hero died in a fight.  He bore a number of epithets.  The characters belong to about 11-12th century A.D.

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No. 131

(B.K. No. 116 of 1932-33)

Hosaritti, Haveri Taluk, Dharwar District

Slab near the village-gate

Vikramaditya VI (Date lost)

This worn out inscription refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva.  Except a reference to a Mahapradhana (name lost) governing [Banavasi] Twelve thousand and administering the vaddaravula, no further details are available.

The characters would show that Tribhuvanamalla of the record is probably Vikramaditya VI.  

No. 132

(B.K. No. 165 of 1933-34)

Bijapur, Bijapur Taluk, Bijapur District

Slab in the Museum

Vikramaditya VI (Date lost)

This fragmentary record refers itself to the reign of Tribhuvanamalladeva, ruling from the capital Jayantipura.  Only the prasasti of the king is preserved.  On paleographic grounds the record would appear to be of the time of Vikamaditya VI.

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