INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA
IX - Part
No. 258 of 1905.)
THE 5TH SLAB SET UP TO THE EAST OF THE DARK ROOM IN THE SAME TEMPLE.
record of excellent poetical merit is unfortunately damaged.
It is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 51, Parabhava .
. . . . . vara,
Surya-grahana, corresponding to A.D.
1126 June Tuesday, the only solar eclipse of the year
occurring on this date. It
refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva whose
Dandanayaka Anantapalarasa was ruling over Bengi
twelve-thousand and Emmedale six-thousand. He was son of Mahesvara-Dandadhipa entitled the Chalukya-kula-mulastambha
and grandson of Bhima-Dandanayaka.
He is stated to have had the pleasure of seeing Govinda-Dandanayaka,
son of his own sister Padumaladevi and Krishnaraja and
younger brother of Lakshma-Dandanayaka, conquer the Chola country
and carry away the elephants, army, treasure and all of the Chola king.
Govindarasa’s grandfather is said to have been Padmanabha and
his great granfather, Ganesvara-Chamupa.
Govindarasa was ruling Kondapalli three-hundred and made a
gift of some land for the service of the god Tripurantakesvara.
No. 97-A of 1904.)
the year Parabhava on Sravana, ba. 2. Adivara corresponding
to A.D. 1126 August 7 Saturday, not Sunday, as stated, a certain Chikkadevimayya
is stated to have made a gift of land, free from taxes, to
No. 229 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT DUGGAVATTI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK,
is dated Saka 1049, arabhva, Pausha, su. Padiva, Adivara.
Parabhava(==Saka 1049 current) Pausha su. 1 corresponded
to A.D. 1126 December 16 Thursday, not Sunday, as stated.
The record refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva
and states that his feudatory Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva was
ruling over Nonambavadi thirty-twothousand from Beluravu.
The Maleyala Vaddavyavahari Nambig-Annisetti, who
was administering Duggati in Bikkiga seventy, a
sub-division of Kogali five-hundred, Brammadevayya-Nayaka of Brahmavamsa,
who was the Urodeya of Duggati, the Mahapradhana
Dandanayaka Indirana Chattayya and the Dandanayaka Chodhada,
who was in charge of the toll-revenue of Kogali are stated to have made
a gift of land and a portion of the toll-revenue for the service of the
god Mahadeva in Duggati. Nambig-Annisetti
is said to have done this with a desire to help the dharma of
wrote and Annoja engraved the inscription.
A certain Biradeva is also stated to have made a gift of land for
the service of the god Billesvara in Duggati.
No. 244 of 1918.)
A BROKEN SLAB LYING NEAR THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE IN KUNCHURU, SAME TALUK
stone is multilated and a part of the record including the date is lost.
It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva
whose feudatory Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva is stated to have
been ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand.
It mentions the Mahanalprabhu Irungarasa of Komchapura.
No. 241 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE IN THE SAME VILLAGE.
stone is multilated and a few words in the beginning of every line are
lost. The date of the
record is also lost. It
refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and
mentions his feudatory Tribbuvanamalla-Vira-Pandyadeva as ruling
over …….. thirtytwothousand province.
The latter’s queen is said to be of the Chandragupta family.
No. 516 of 1915.)
A SLAB LYING NEAR A BRIDGE AT CHINNATUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, SAME
is damaged and the date is not fully preserved.
The preserved portion reads Chalukya-Vikrama year . . Marggasira,
punname, Adivara, lunar eclipse. One
of the follwing three may be the dates intended:-(1) A.D. 1080 November
29, Sunday; (2) A.D. 1100 November 18, Sunday; or (3) A.D. 1127 November
20, Sunday. It refers
itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and
states that the
Mahamandalesvara Singarasa who was ruling
over Sindavadi One thousand made some gift to the god
Somesvaradeva. Mentions Anantasakti-Panditadeva.
Since it is dated in the Chalukya-Vikrama era the record may
be assigned to the reign of Vikramaditya VI.
No. 78 of 1904.)
THE 6TH SLAB SET UP IN THE RUINED TEMPLE CLOSE TO THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE
AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
is damaged and the date is lost. It
refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva and
states that, while his feudatory Tribhuvanamalla-Pandyadeva was
ruling over Nolamabavadi thirtytwo-thousand, the general Kalimayya
granted some land to a satra for feeding Brahmans.
No. 714 of 1920.)
A BLACK GRANITE PILLAR SET UP NEAR THE DHAVAJASTAMBHA OF THE
ANANTABHOGESVARA TEMPLE IN KOLLUR, TENALI TALUK, GUNTUR DISTRICT.
is damged, not dated and incomplete.
It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva.
The record is in praise of the Brahman general Anantapala.
Anantapala is stated to be the son of Mahesvara-Dandanayaka
and his wife was Mahadevi. His brothers Narayana, Vamana and Lakkana are
also mentioned. Since
Anantapala, the well-known general of Vikramaditya VI, figures in
the record it may be assigned to the reign of that king.
No. 344 of 1926.)
A STONE PLANTED IN A FIELD TO THE NORTH OF THE VILLAGE, TOGARAKUNTA,
DHARMAVARAM TALUK, ANATAPUR DISTRICT.
is damaged and not dated. It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva
ruling from Jayantipura. It
records the grant of two flowergardens and house sited by the Dandanayaka
Kommanayya and others to the basadi of
Chandraprabhadeva at Togarikunte in Kudiyape forty for
conducting worship in the basadi.
The gift was made for the merit of the Mahamandalesvara Kumara-Tailapadeva.
The record refers at the end to Pandmanandi.
The mention of prince Kumara-Tailapadeva would show that the
record belongs to the reign of Vikramaditya VI.
No. 678 of 1922.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KOLLAM-BHARATI TEMP[LE NEAR KOTTAPALLI,
NANDIKOTKUR TALUK, KURNOOL DISTRICT.
slab is cut off and a part of its lost.
The inscription has no date but refers itself to the reign of the
Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva.
It mentions his feudatory Bijjana-Chola-Maharaja, who
is stated to have been a descendant of king Karikala, who
employed his feudatory chiefs in constructing the banks of the Kaveri
No. 234 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT RAGIMASALAVADA, HARAPANAHALLI
TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.
is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 52, Plavanga, Ashadha, amavasye,
Adityavara, Dakshnayana-sankramana, Vyatipata corresponding to A.D.
1127 July 10 Sunday; f.d.t. 29, Dakshinayana 15, in the reign of the
Chalukya king Bhulokamalladeva.
The Mahasamantadhipati Mahapradhana Kannadasandhivigrahi
Senadhipati Bhogabhattayya of the Savasi or Sahavasi
sect of Brahmans was in charge of the toll-revenue of the seven and a
half lakh country and governing the two six-hundreds and Banavase
twelve-thousand. Under the orders of the Dandanayaka Indranayya of
the Sahavasi Brahman sect, his Perggade Vujjabhatta is
stated to have set up the image of Ratnabhushana-Vinayaka and
constructed a sabhamata and a wel and made a grant of panas 4
for the service of the god. The
Dandanayaka Cholandar of Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand
made a gift of panas 2 out of the toll of Pandya-nadu for
the service of the same god. Heggade
Jogadevayya, Settis and Settiguttas made a
voluntary contribution of some cess on their merchandise for the same
Madaya-Nayaka, Kalaya-Nayaka and others also made similar
No. 230 of 1913.)
A STONE SET UP IN THE RAMALINGESVARA TEMPLE AT SINDAVALA, BELLARY TALUK,
is dated the 5th year
of the reign of the Chalukya king Bhulokamalladeva (ruling
from Kalyana), Sadharana, Kartika, su. 1. Somavara,
details corresponded to A.D. 1130
October 4 Saturday; a solar eclipse took place on the day. The brave Brahman general Anantapalayya is stated to
have made a gift of land for the service of the god Somesvaradeva set up
by Kesiyana, Keta-Gavunda, Macha-Gavunda, and Chokisetii of
Sindavolal in Sindavadi thousand and for the feeding and
clothing of the ascetic Karikanthajiya and the worshipper
Chandrabhushana. To enforce
the gift the minister Anatapalayya issued orders to Perggade Chakanayya.
A garden, an oil-mill and a house-site were also granted.
No. 204 of 1913.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE VERANDAH OF THE BASAVESVARA TEMPLE AT BAILUR, SAME
TALUK AND DISTRICT.
is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 56, Dundubhi (wrong), Magha, ba.
10, Adivara, probably corresponding to A.D. 1131 January 25
Sunday. It refers
itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Tribhuvanamalladeva. During the governorship of the Mahamandalesvara Bivarasa
of Ballare, Bira-Gavuda of Hattana is said to have
made a gift of 2 mattars of land for the service of the god
Mallikarjuna and placed it in charge of Devarasi-Pandita of Doniyabidu.
It may be noted that the king who ws on the throne in the
year cited was Somesvara III, who does not seem to have had the
No. 502 of 1915.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALKANTHARAYA TEMPLE AT KARAKANTHAPURA, A HAMLET
OF PEDDATUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 57, Paridhavi, Chaitra, su. 5,
Brihaspativara, Rohini, Sobhana-yoga, Vishu-sankramana, corresponding
to A.D. 1132 March 23, Wednesday (not Thursday); Vishnu-sankramana
occurred on the next day (i.e., March 24 Thursday).
It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Bhulokamalladeva
ruling from Pinjarasangamada-Kuppa, Tailapadeva being the Yuvaraja.
It registers that the Mahamandalesvara Bachibhupa or
Bacharasa of the Sinda family, who was a feudatory of the
crown-prince and was ruling over Sindavadi, made a gift of the village Ittage
in Garuje seventy, a sub-division of Adavani five-hundred in
Sindavadi thousand for the service of the god Karekanthesvara of Tumbala
and a feeding house. The
gift was placed in chargeof the teachers Chandramauli-Pandita and
genealogy and bravery of Bacharasa are described in verses of poetical
merit. The record is,
No. 395 of 1904.)
TWO FACES OF A PILLAR SET UP IN A FIELD EAST OF CHILAMKURU, KAMALAPURAM
TALUK, CUDDAPAH DISTRICT.
is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 56, Paridhavi, Kartika, amavase,
Budhavra corresponding to A.D. 1132 November 9, Wednesday.
It refers itself
to the period when the Mahamandalesvara Trailokyanalla-Mallideva-Maharaja
was ruling over that Nalikabbe, the mother of Singeye who was the
agent of Singarasa, caused the construction of a tank at Chirmakuru.
No. 499 of 1915.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE COMPOUND OF A RUINED ISVARA TEMPLE AT
PEDDA-TUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.
is damaged and dated Cahlukya-Vikrama year 58, Pramadicha, Pushya, ba.
11, Adityavara, Uttarayana-sankranti, Vyatipata, Su[rya-gra]hana-parva, corresponding
to A.D. 1133 December 23 Sunday; Uttarayana-sankramana occurred
on Monday 25th and the solar eclipse on A.D. 1134 January
27. The inscription
refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Bhulokamalladeva whose
feudatory Mahamandalesvara Trailokyamalla-Mallideva-Maharaja was
ruling over Sindavadi thousand. The latter is said to have made a gift of some plots of land,
2 oil-mills and a money-grant from the mint-office to the temple of the
god Panchalingadeva of Tumbala-bidu.