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South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

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Dynastic Index

Topographical Index

Text of the Inscriptions 

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Miscellaneous

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

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Tiruvarur

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Annual Reports 1935-1944

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Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

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Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

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Epigraphica Indica

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Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

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Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

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Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

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Pudukkottai

(INSCRIPTION COLLECTED DURING THE YEAR 1908-09)

miscellaneous

No. 377 (Page No 249)

(A. R. No. 356 of 1909)

Olakkaur, Tindivam Taluk, South Arcot District

Slab set up in the Brahin Street. 

This inscription is characters of about the 6th century A.D., records that this was caused to be made by a certain Adisaraisan to Piritivi-vitankar (Prithvivitankar). 

No. 386 (Page No 251)

(A. R. No. 365 of 1909)

Tayanur, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District Another rock.

Saka 1478, Naja, Singa (Avani) su. 6, Tuesday,

 Svati=1556 A.D., August 11. 

This inscription is engraved by the side of a long sketch representing the linear measure, carved on the rock. 

It records, pointing to the carving, that this is the kol (rod) used for measuring lands in three villages, one called Malaiyanur, the second Toru[ppam?], and the third (name lost) and that this was (the decision) of a certain Paranji Timmaiyangarasayar, the agent of Kovit-Tiruvenkada, the Jiyar of the big temple of Tirumalai Tiruppati, who is described as Vedamrgapratittachrya, Parama-ansa-parivvirasakachriya and Vedantacharya. 

No. 387 (Page No 252)

(A. R. No. 366 of 1909)

Tayanur, Gingee Taluk, South Arcot District  A third rock in a filed.

Parabhava, Adi 1

This inscription refers to a certain Vandarayar, the agent of Virappanayakkar-Ayyan. 

No. 420 (Page No 273)

(A. R. No. 399 of 1909.)

Siddhlingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Aroct District

This inscription appears to record that the whole mandapa was (by) Villavar alias Magudattiyagi. 

No. 433  (Page No 285)

(A. R. No. 412 of 1909.)

Siddhalingmadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Aroct District Same wall.

This inscription records that a bell weighing 50 (palam or some such word is omitted), to the god Tiruppulippagavadevar by a devaradiyar (dancing girl) named Attiyar alias Vagisanangai. 

No. 466 (Page No 300)

(A. R. No. 443 of 1909)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Mara Vira Pandya (?) : Kollam 616 Ani 4, su. 11, Wednesday, Svati.

=1441 A.D. May 31. 

This inscription records that the services of reciting the holy hymns and the provision of a flower-hall in the temple of the god Munrisvaramudaiya-nayinar of Ambalattadinallur alias Manappadaividu in the north-eastern quarter of Srivallavanmangalam, a brahmadesam, in Kilkalak-kurram, were arranged to be the proprietory right of the 15 circles (of the temple) by the Bhiksha-matha.  It states that the privileges accuring therefrom were to be enjoyed by Uyyanerikattinar Vanattuvalvittar, a disciple of Agamasiladevar alias Umaiyorupagar of the lineage of the Bhiksha-matha, and his successors (cf : No. 471 below). 

The signatories were Srikaiyilayamudaiyan-bhattan Anavaratadanapperumal of the temple, Tirunelveliudaiyar, Verrikkuveledutta Perumal Irasakumara-bhattam, Aramvalattail, Krentisvaramudaiyan Munrisvara-bhattan Narpattennayira Sikaranattan, Mattandan-perumal alias Villavarayan, the temple trustees, and Nanambi Ayyan Villavarasar the sirpi (sculptor), of the place. 

No. 449 (Page No 293)

(A. R. No. 428 of 1909)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District

Another pillar of a mandapa in the same place. 

This inscription records that this pillar (on which the inscription is engraved) was made caused to be made by a certain Vambuyiluttal,
daughter of Idappagankondal a devaradiyal.
 

No. 450 (Page No 293)

(A. R. No. 428 A of 1909)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District

Another pillar in the same place. 

This inscription records that this pillar (on which the inscription is engraved, was made (caused to be made?) by a certain Tillainayiramanikkam, who was the husband’s sister of Uyyavandal, a devaradiyal. 

No. 451 (Page No 294)

(A. R. No. 428 B of 1909)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District

A third pillar in the same place. 

This inscription records that this pillar (on which this inscription is engraved) was caused to be made by a woman named Adaikkalamtellal, a member of the oil-monger community (vaniyal). 

No. 454 (Page No 295)

(A. R. No. 431 of 1909)

Siddhalingamadam, Tirukkoyilur Taluk, South Arcot District

A slab set up in the Brahmin street.

Vi[bha]va, Tai 12

This inscription is in modern characters. 

It records that the members of the nadus of Valudalampattu-chavadi, Padaivittu-chavadi, Tiruchchirapallich chavadi, and other nadus assembled and decided to continue certain privileges granted during the time of Devarayar-maharayar, to a certain matha called Sirringa-matha belonging probably to the Idangai community of the above-mentioned territories.  Signatories were the mudalis of the various nadus and Meykaval Solaganar of the Idangar community. 

No. 458 (Page No 297)

(A. R. No. 435 of 1909)

Adanur, Koilpatti Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall as above

Probably Rajarajadeva I: Year 2[6] =1111 A.D.

This inscription in Vatteluttu script is damaged and incomplete. 

It mentions Irasarasa-mandalam.  Other details are lost. 

No. 460 (Page No 298)

(A. R. No. 437 of 1909)

Adanur, Koilpatti Taluk, Tirunelvel District

West wall of the same temple. 

This inscription in Vatteluttu script of 10th century is a fragment.

It appears to record a gift of nanda lamp on behalf of a certain Kanakkan-kilavan alias Purulamanikka-setti by the urar who seem to have given 2 ma of land in this behalf to a certain Piritip-peraiyan of Adanur.  

No. 463 (Page No 299)

(A. R. No. 440 of 1909)

Adanur, Koilpatti Taluk, Tirunelveli District

A pillar of a mandapa in front of the same temple. 

This inscription is in Vettelettu script. 

It records a gift of two pillars (an one of which this inscription is engraved) by a certain Ambalankodan of Sellur in Mulaiyu-nadu in Sonadu. 

No. 464  (Page No 299)

(A. R. No. 441 of 1909)

Adanur, Koilpatti Taluk, Tirunelveli District

A pillar of a mandapa in front of the same temple.

This inscription records a gift of this pillar (i.e., the one on which this inscription is engraved), by Iniyan Kuttan alias Ovada-kuttan of [Ka]ttipadi]. 

No. 467 (Page No 301)

(A. R. No. 444 of 1909)

Manappadividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunveli District Same wall.

Kollam 719 or 711 Karttigai 13, su. 10 Tuesday, Uttiradam Irregular=1544-45 A.D. 

This inscription records a gift of paddy and other articles monthly, for worship and offerings to the temples of the gods Kanaviniyaperuman, Munrichchuramudaiyanayinar, Emmandalankonda Pandichchuramudaiyanayinar and Cheravan-uganda-Pandichchuramudaiya-nayinar at Ambalattadi-nallur alias Manappadaividu in the eastern quarter of Sivalavanmangalm by the chief of Jeyatunga-nadu, who was called Venrum mankonda Sri-bhutala....viravanmar, who had the title of Sankaranarayana-Muttavelaikkaran Je[ya]tunga-nadu. 

No. 470 (Page No 304)

(A. R. No. 447 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tiruneleli District

Same wall as above.

Kollam 617, Adi 7, ba. 12, Thursday, Mrigasirsha=1442 A. D., July 5.

This inscription records a gift of 100 panam in anradu valangum Nenmeni Kaliyugaraman for certain services and offerings in the temple of the god Munrisvaramudaiyanayinar of Ambalattadinallur alias Manappadaividu in the north-eastern quarter of Srivallavan-mangalam, a Brahmadeyam in Kilkalakkurram by Mattandan perumal alias Villavarayar, the temple trustee (dharmakarttar) It is stated that the money was received by the Tiruvottamasamam Alagiyan Sendisuvaramudaiyan Munrisuvara-battan and Kariyakulalalagiyan, two of the devakanmis of the 30 circles of the temple, who had agreed to offer worship and offerings out of the interest from the endowment amount, on every two pradisha days, on every Avittam day and on every Svata day, which was the natal star of the donor, every month, besides using some amount for incenses also. 

Besides the two devakanmis mentioned above, Valattu Valvittar, a tapasvi of temple and Nanambi Ayyan Villavaraya Asari, a sirpi (sculptor) also figure signatories. 

No. 472 (Page No 307)

(A. R. No. 449 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Year 16, Kollam, 616, Tai 14=1441 A. D., January 9, (Monday).

This inscription records a grant of 20 ma of land in Vilankalapparru in Srivallavan-mangalam and ½ ma of land for flower-garden and grove, one oil mill. Twenty looms and punjai lands, flora and fauna, all these probably in Ambalattadinallur alias Manappadaividu in the northern part of Srivallavan mangalam, a Brahmadesam in Kilkalak-kurram, to the temple of the god Munrisvaramudaiya-nayanar of the place. It is stated that the gift was intended to provide for food-offerings, flowers, clothes and nanda lamp which formed part of daily routine services to the god, and for worship on such special occasions asvishu. Ayana and eclipses, on days when the star Bharani fell as well as for worship with doubled provisions on days when the natal star of the king fell. 

A certain Mattandan Sivindiramudaiyan and a sculptor (name lost) figure signatories. 

No. 473 (Page No 309)

(A. R. No. 450 of 1909.)

Manappadaividu, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same wall.

Kollam 642=1467 A. D.

This inscription records an order of the king (name not mentioned) addressed to a certain Periya Tiruvadi nayinar of Maranmangalam and the devakanmis and the tanattar of the temple of the god Munrisvaramudaiyanayinar of Ambalattadinallur, alias Manappadaividu in the north-eastern quarter of Srivallavan-mangalam, a Brahmadesam, in Kilkalak-kurram. The order related to the grant of land in Manakkudi, Marudanambikuruchchi and Manappadaividu to the temple of the above-mentioned god, by the king to provide for the procession, both in the morning and in the evening, every day of srvibali, for the bathing ceremony of the image of the god Manavaikkuvaytta Perumal on every Chittirai star day (in a month) for the deitys festivals, and for worship and offerings on Zpunaragam (?) (Punaipusam ?) days in the month of Masi every year, the birthday of the king. As ordered, the above-mentioned parties had agreed to conduct the worship, services and festivals in the temple hereditarily.

The signatory was a certain Perra Perumal, the village accountant. 

No. 487 (Page No 322)

(A. R. No. 463 of 1909)

Suttamalli, Tirunelveli Taluk, Tirunelveli District

South wall of a Siva temple on the bank of the Tamraparani river. C. 16th century..

This inscription is also damaged and incomplete. 

It starts with the statement that it is order of Anavaratadanapperumal.  This is followed by a Sanskrit verse in Grantha script stating this was the order of the god Sambhu of Vrihivritti (i.e., Tirunelveli).  It goes on to state that the king, Virakerala Kulasekaradevar made, for the merit of his son, a gift of one pangu of land to the god Angundisvaramudaiyar, stated to be an asraya-linga of the god Sambhu of Vrihivritti, in Mel-Vemba-nadu and 12 pangus of land to the Bhattas of Ubhayamarttandach-chaturvvedimangalam for their livelihood.  The land is stated to lie in Kodanur alias Kulasekharach-chaturvedimangalam in Mel-Vemba-nadu.  It seems that the gift made to the Bhattas was called tax-free mu(kta)-pradana. 

No. 496 (Page No 334)

(A. R. No. 472 of 1909)

Alvar-Tirunagari, Tiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District

North wall of yagasala in the same temple. 

This inscription in Grantha script records, in two Sanskrit veses, that a certain persons styled as learned in the act of war (rana-pamdita) built a mandapa, which was a jewel to the world, in the town called Tatasringari reputed in all the world.  It is stated that by occupying this mandapa along with Kamala, Hari (i.e. Vishnu) would be relieved of his physical heaviness caused by his residence in the ocean.  This mandapa of artistic shape was built as the earthly abode of the god Nagarinatha or Sthitadhipati, according to the pious desires of the father (Skt.  Tata, tamil Ayyan) Malava-nripati.  The composer was Kavi-Pitamaha. 

No. 497 (Page No 334)

(A. R. No. 473 of 1909)

 Alvar-Tirunagari, Tiruchendur Taluk, Tirunelveli District

Main gopura of the same temple, left of entrance.

[Kollam]  year 722, Mina (Panguni) ba. 5.

Saturday, Pusam = Irregular (?) (= 1547-48 A.D.) 

This inscription is damaged in several places. 

It records a sale of land along with all associated items like tanks, wells, shrub jungles, groves, etc., in Tiruvaludi-valanadu, to Srimanmahamandalesvara Iramaraya Sinnattimmaya-deyva-maharaja, by the Sirivay Muttavar Sankaranarayana Venrumankonda Butalavira Sri-Udaiya mattandavanmar Seyatunga-nadu. 

No. 507 (Page No 339)

(A. R. No. 480 of 1909)

Maraneri, Sattur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

West wall of the ruined Siva temple.

Year 18, Margali 

This inscription is damaged and incomplete. 

It records a grant, probably made by the king, of two ma of land, 512 kuli in extent at 256 kuli a ma by the 16-foot rod, tax-free, to the goddess Munivariyada-nachchiyar of the holy bed-room in the temple of the god Sundarapandisvaramudaiya-nayanar of Maramangalam in [....]nilakkudi-nadu.  It is stated that the gift-land might get water from the big tank of the village. 

This signatory was Araiyan Kaliyan alias Kalingattaraivan of Tattanur in Kil-Sembi-nadu. 

No. 512 (Page No 343)

(A. R. No. 485 of 1909.)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

South wall of the verandah round the same shrine.

Tribh Konerinmaikondan: S. 1[.] 44 and 5th Year, Chittiral.

This inscription is damaged.

It records a gift of land, made by the king, to the temple of the god Vikramapandisvaramudaiyanayanar at Solapuram in Anma-nadu, to provide for the festival, instituted in the temple, called Avanivendaraman-sandhi after the king’s name. It is stated that the land comprised the village Alur alias Avanipradananallur in Sakara-nadu, and the land, situated in Kanchi and Melai Alur of the same parru and belonging to a certain Siyaganganarayanadevar. It is further stated that these lands yielded upto the month of Panguni of the 5th year in the reign of the king an income of 160 pon. Of this amount a sum of 60 pon was gifted to the temple of the god Alagapandisvaramudaiyanayinar of Nangur and that the balance of 100 pon was that which was gifted to the temple in connection with the festival mentioned above from the month of Chittirai in the 5th year of the reign of the king. A long list of taxes and levies that went with the gift is given at the end. 

No. 516 (Page No 348)

(A. R. No. 489 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivanganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

A pillar in the mandapa at the entrance into the same temple. 

This inscription records that a pillar (kal) was created by a certain Konangudaiyan-bhattan Tenavan Danapalan who prayed for a son and got one named Udaippirappalagiyan. 

No. 519 (Page No 350)

(A. R. N0. 492 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

Outer main gopura of the same temple. 

This inscription contains the statement ‘The gopura of Sundarapandyan’ 

No. 523 (Page No 352)

(A. R. No. 496 of 1909)

Solapuram, Sivagangan Taluk, Ramanathapuram District Same wall.

Konerinmaikondan : Year 15+1, day 12. 

This inscription records the gift, made by the king, of certain taxes due from the devadanas given as devadana-brahmadeya to the Sri-Vaishnavas of the temple by Periyasiyar, Iiaiyasiyar and Ayyar, to provide for food offerings and other services to the image of the goddess set up in the temple of the god Uttamasolavinnagara Alvar of Anma-nadu. 

No. 524 (Page No 353)

(A. R. No. 496 A of 1909.)

Solapuram, Sivaganga Taluk, Ramanathapuram District Same wall.

The beginning of this inscription is not traceable.

It appears to contain the portion which deals with the specification of the boundaries of a certain area which was given as devadana Brahmadeyam to 16 persons, with a stipulation that they should pay at the rate of 4 kalam of paddy measured by the measure called Virapanadyan, per ma of land measured by the rod called Virapandyan, together with ¼ kasu to provide for all the offerings and services including Tiruppadimarru to the god (alvar). 

No. 535 (Page No 365)

(A. R. No. 505 of 1909.)

Pudupalaiyam, Srivilliputtur Taluk, Ramanathapuram District

Lintel of the entrance into the same temple.

This inscription records that the door-post and the step were the gift of a certain Valvalapandyadevan. 

No. 540 (Page No 368)

(A. R. No. 510 of 1909.)

Tenkasi, Tenkasi Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same place.

This inscription containing a single Tamil verse records a praise of the nine-storeyed gopura and another pillared structure at Tenkasi, which were built by a ruler celled Perumal Valudi. 

No. 545 (Page No 370)

(A. R. No. 515 of 1909).

Tenkasi, Tenkasi Taluk, Tirunelveli District Same place.

Perumal Alagan Perumal Ativiraraman alias Sivaladeva : S. 1518 and (?) 34th year,

 Durmuki, Purattasi 8=1596 A. D., September 7 (Tuesday).

This inscription records that certain tax-incomers from the village Visvanatanallur were given as sarvamanya by the king to provide for the festival on the days when Bharani fell in the month of Chittirai, of the god Visvanathar and for the abhisheks of the goddess Ulagammai, of Tenkasi in Tennari-nadu and that royal servants collected them by mistake, and that therefore the priests struck work. On knowing this the king ordered not only the return of the tax-amounts collected, to the temple but also re-granted the village Visvanathanallur for the same festival and abhisheka as sarvamanya. Besides, several other grants were also announced by the king. They are the remission of the kanikkai in the central shrine of the god, the cessation of the payment of panam being the share money due to Senkottai from Visvananallur, the remission of the amounts due on account of the temple-accountant, the Mahanavami-birthdays, and the kanam, the house-tax and the tax on Pal of the village, etc. 

No. 574 (Page No. 398)

(A. R. No. 546 of 1909.)

Julakallu, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab lying in front of the Anjaneya temple

Saka 1699, Hevalm bi, Sravana su 15—1777 A. D. August 18, Monday.

It refers that during the rule of Mallaraju Gumdarajani, A[ppikttai] Varushaya Ramaya, son of Mukunda, grandson of Raghavulu belonging to Nagunella-gotra, at the instance of the priest Marepalli Purushottam got the mandapa, in front of the temple of Anjaneya which had been in ruins, reconstructed and reconsecreated the deity, for which a grant of a quarter veli of dry and wet land of sowing capacity of kavili-kumchedu, with the permission of divana for the worship and food-offerings to the same deity. The temple was situated to the east of the village Juvvulakamti in Bellamkomda-sima. 

No. 575 (Page No. 399)

(A. R. No. 546-A of 1909.)

Julaksllu, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District on another slab(?)

Saka 1711, Saumya, Margasira su. 15=1789 A. D., December 2 (Wednesday).

It refers to the rule of Malraju Gumdraya and states that the temples of Gopalasvami and Bhimesvarasvami at Jalakamti in Bellamkomda-sima having been dilapidated and the worship therein being stopped for the past four years, Buchchanna, son of Ramamnna, grandson of Ragamnna of Pamgguluru belonging to Kakitela-gotra and Kamma-vamsa, got them renovated and the deities reconsecrated therein, for the worship and offerings of which a gift of wet land with  sowing capacity of 4 manike and quarter of wetland (velipsolamu) was made by Buchchanna, from out of the manya lands bestowed on him by the king. 

It also records the renovation and reconsecration of the temple of Vinayaka and the deity therein, renovation of the tank which was strengthened with bund and sluice and the exavation of a well nearby by the same donor. 

No. 576 (Page No. 400)

(A. R. No. 547 of 1909.)

Julakallu, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab set up in front of the Bhimalingesvarasvami temple.

Saka 1635, Nandana, Karttika su. 15

It records a grant of land behind the lands and lake originally belonged to the donor with a sowing capacity of one tumu, 2 kuchchellu to the west of Ayyavari lake, the lands in the eastern borders of Chimtapalli, 2 kuchchellu received as the share of karanika, by Ambbaraju, son of Akkiraju and grandson of Jagaraja Yallamaraju belonging to Kasyapa-gotra and Asvalayana-sutra for the celebration of festivals to god Bhimanathasvami of Julakamtti. 

No. 586 (Page No 405)

(A. R. No. 556 of 1909)

Karempudi, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab up in the court-yard of the temple of heroes (Virula-gudi)

Saka 1318, Yuva, Ashadha su. 11, Friday=1395 A.D., June 29,

The weekday was Tuesday. 

This inscription an agreement entered into between the Badagas (northerners) and the Palnad people with regard to the privilege of using kumkuma, vasamtam, in the course of worship of their deities.  Both the parties were summoned to the presence of Nallani Govimda Chakravarti-ayyamgar who settled the dispute amicably.  Since the Badagas could not establish their customary rights which obviously the Palnad people did, it was decided that the former were not to use kumkuma and Vasamta and that where thy did use, the Palnad people had the right to prevent them from doing so.  To this effect the order was issued to the srivaishnavas of the eighteen countries by Nallani Chakravarti, who is described to have borne a number of epithets such as vedamarga-pratishthacharyya, chakragola-vijaya-chudamani, mayavadi, kolahala, mamtravadi-bhayamkkara, paramavaidika, sarvvabhauma, srimgara, hara-saranagata-vajrapamjara, Sri Ahobaladeva vibhasa-virodhi-manamardana-Tiruvemggala-mathadeva-divya-sripada-padma, etc. 

No. 587 (Page No. 407)

(A. R. No. 557 of 1909)

Karempudi, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a pillar in the ‘temple of heroes’ (Virula-gudi).

Saka 1346, Krodhi Karttika..10, Thursday=1424 A.D., November 2,

If the tithi was sukla, or November 16, if the tithi was bahula. 

It records the installation of a Nandi images and a garuda-stambha set up by Chavu[lasu]la Viriseti, in the presence of Anumgu-mamdalesvara who bore the titles mahamandalesvara and Ayodhyapuravaresvara. 

No. 589 (Page No 408)

(A. R. No. 588 of 1909)

Karempudi, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab set up in the field adjoining the ‘temple of heroes’.

Saka 12[37], Ananda, Kartikka su. 15=1314 A.D., October 24, Thursday. 

It states that this inscribed pillar was set up by Medara Mallayya’s son (name lost) belonging to Julapalli, for the merit of his father Malli-setti, mother Mallaka, for merit of his preceptor Gamdumamchchi-aradhya and for the welfare of his gotra Yalamamchchi-gotra.  Also mentions [Po]turaju as the son of China Mallayya.  The record is damaged at the end. 

No. 590 (Page No. 409)

(A. R. No. 559 of 1909)

Chintapalle, Sattenapalle Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab in front of the Anjaneya temple.

Saka 1674, Prajotpatti, Margasira su. 2=1751 A.D.,  November 9 (Saturday). 

It records the consecration of the deity of Hanuman in the village Chimttapalli by Avula (Vemkkata) ramanappa Tirapati, son of Yallappa, grandson of Potana belonging to Chamdilla-gotra, who made a gift of land as sarvamanya for worship, food-offerings, etc., in the same made overto Anjaneya a devotee of god Janardanasvami of Chintapalli. 

No. 591(Page No. 410)

(A. R. No. 560 of 1909)

Chintapalle, Sattenapalle Taluk, Guntur District

On a pillar set up in front of the Dodda Mallesvara temple.

Saka 1224, Subhakrit, Vaisakha su. [3], Monday=1302 A.D., 

It records that Paimdi Marreddi, son of Bira Muttiraddi of Chintapalli set up an image of Muktisvara in the temple of Dodda Mallinathadeva and planted a kalasa in the temple. 

No. 593 (Page No. 411)

(A. R. No. 561 of 1909)

Chintapalle, Sattenapalle Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab forming the wall of a small shrine in the courtyard of the same temple.

Saka 11[63] Plava.

Published in S.I.I., Vol. X, No. 294. 

No. 594 (Page No 411)

(A. R. No. 563 of 1909)

Chintapalle, Sattenapalle Taluk, Guntur District

On a stone built into the trough receiving the sacred tirtha in the Dodda Mallesvara temple.

Angirasa, Ashadha ba. 30

It records the construction of the temple by Mamtra[yya], son of Krishnaya of Velamgapumdi, a servant of god Dodda Mallikarjuna. 

No. 597 (Page No 412)

(A. R. No. 566 of 1909)

Voppicherla, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab set up in the Anjaneya temple.

Saka 1541, Siddharthi, Nija-Sravana su. 7=1919 A.D., August 6 (Friday). 

It records the construction of a mandapa of the temple of Hanumanta at Vappicharlla by a certain Sagi Raghunathayya of Kasika-sagotra (Kausika-gotra) for the merit of his father Chemnnu-bhatlu, mother Lakshmakka, elder brothers Krishnam-bhatlu, Mallu-bhatlu and younger brother Vemkkatabhatlu. 

No. 598 (Page No. 413)

(A. R. No. 567 of 1909)

Voppicherla, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab set up near the well called Chennappabhavi.

Saka 1560, Bahudhanya, Pushya ba. 2=1639 A.D., January 11 (Friday). 

It records a grant made to the learned mahajanas (Vidvan-mahajanas) residing at Vappicharla by Ramaraju Viramaraju Chakrappamgaru, son of Uttarayya and grandson of Viramaraju belonging to Lohita-gotra. 

No. 599 (Page No. 414)

(A. R. No. 568 of 1909)

Durgi, Palnad Taluk, Guntur District

On a slab lying in the Vankesvarasvamin temple

......va, Vaisakha su. 11 

This records in characters of c. 18th century registers the grant of wet land and the income from taxes like bedige, etc., from the lands which belonged to the ijarati of the donor (name not mentioned) as manya for running a chalivendru (watershed) on the road midway between Dugga and Adigoppula to Limggaya Tippaya, younger brother of Sola Ayyapa, for the merit of Dugga Viresvara and Jagapatiraya.

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