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South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Volume - IX

Contents

Preface

Part - I

Banas

Vaidumbas

Nolamba-Pallavas

Chalukyas of Badam

Rashtrakutas

Chalukyas of Kalyani

Kalachuryas

Cholas

Hoysalas

Yadavas

Guttas

Alupas

Cholas of Renandu

Part - II

Eastern Chalukyas

Dynasties of Vijayanagara

Ummattur Chiefs

Changalva

Mysore Kings

Miscellaneous

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

MISCELLANEOUS INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA 

VOLUME IX - Part - I 

CHALUKYAS OF KALYANI

No. 245.

(A.R. No. 289 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALLESVARA TEMLE AT CHATNAHALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is a little damaged and dated the 9th year of the reign of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva, Kshaya, Hyeshtha, su. 13, (mistake for 15) Somavara, Soma-grahana corresponding to A.D. 1146 May, Monday, when there was a lunar eclipse.  The king’s feudatory Jagadekamalla-Virapandyadeva, who was ruling over Nolambavadi thirty two-thousand, is said to have granted, at the request of the Dandanayaka Ajeya-Raya-Pandyadeva, some land for the service of the god Noyyesvara consecrated at Makere by the latter who was ruling over Uchchangi.  Some more land was granted for the purpose of feeding sixteen Brahmans in the satra of the temple by the same Pandya chief for the beatitude of Rajya-Pandya and his queen Sovaladevi.  The acharya of the temple of Kalideva of Kallakere, viz.., Goniya-Jiya, is also said to have made a gift of land.

No. 246.

(A.R. No. 89-A of 1904.)

ON THE FIFTH SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and isdated the 10th year of the Chalukya king Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalladeva, the cyclic year Prabhava, Vaisakha, punname Somavara, Soma-grahana and Vyatipata.  The date is irregular. In Prabhava, which coresponded to A.D. 1147, there was no lunar eclipse in Vaisakha nor did the full moon day fall on a Monday.  The record states that Somanna, son of Kalimayya of Visvamitra-gotra made a grant of land for the service of the god Kalideva the Characters belong to period much later than the one to which the record refers itself.

No. 247.

(A.R. No. 282 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT SRINIVASAPURAM, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the cyclic year Prabhaa in the reign of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva, Kartika, amavasye, Surya-grahana corresponding to A.D. 1147 October 28 Sunday. When there was a solar eclipse; the month was, however, Asvina and not Kartika.  Jagadekamalla-Virapandyadeva, the month was, however, said to have made a gift of land for the service of the god Aytesvaradeva in Kuchigola and for the feeding of Brahmans and ascetics.  Aditya-Sahani, Vibhu-Pallava, his brother Bamma-Gavunda and Kudugalajiya are mentioned.  Kuchigola is stated to be the tilaka of Uchchangi.

No. 248.

(A.R. No. 264 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE RAMALINGESVARA TEMPLE AT ALABURU, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is dated the 10th year of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva (II), Prabhava, Pushya, su. 1, Brihaspativara, Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding to A.D. 1147 December 25 Thursday.  It states that, while Jagadekamalla-Pandyadeva was ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand and Nachidevarasa over Kogali five-hundred, the Mahajanas of Alamburu, noted for their Vedic study and rites and their warlike sprit, (saranagata-vajra-panjara) made a gift of land for the service of the god Svyambhu-Mulasthanadeva and for the maintenance of the guru.  The gift was made after washing the feet of Vamadeva-Pandita of Soge.

No. 249.

(A.R. No. 211 of 1913.)

ON A STONE LYING IN THE SURYANARAYANA TEMPLE AT KOLUR, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated the 10th year of the Chalukya king Jakadekamalladeva, Prabhava, Pushya, su. 2, Brihaspativara, Uttarayana-sankramana corresponding to A.D. 1147 December 25 Thursday, f.d.t. .41.  Reva-Gavunda of Phani-vamsa, whose family is described at length, is stated to have built temples of Somesvara, Kalesvara, Mallikarjuna, Aditya, Vignesvara, Bhairava and Melesvara and, along with his brother-in-law, Vittisetti, to have built the temple of Vishnu.  He also constructed a well with a Siva temple and a tank outside the village.  He got money for these acts of charity by selling all the property he had.  Irmade-Bhimarasa is stated to have granted some plots of and for the worship and other services of each of these gods.  The Nandas and the Mauryas are mentioned.

No. 250.

(A.R. No. 503 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALKANTHARAYA TEMPLE AT KARAKANTHAPURA, A HAMLET OF PEDDATUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated the 11th year of the reign of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva, Vibhava, Chaitra, amavasye Somavara, Surya-grahana corresponding to A.D.  1148 April 19 Monday, there having been a solar eclipse on the next day.  The Majapradhana Kaditaverggade Kannadasandhivigrahi Hiriya-Dandanayaka Bammanayya’s son Recharasa, who was ruling over Sindavadi thousand is said to have made a gift of the village Tohi in Kavatala twelve, after dividing it into vrittis, to learned Brahmans (who are named).  The vrittis were not saleable nor mortagageable.  What is noteworthy here is that some of the Brahmans are known as Arasas and Nayakas, though observing vedic rites.  They were ready for taking weapons or to act as pious priests.  A grant is made for a keeper of the sacred fire (open to the public).

No. 251.

(A.R. No. 210 of 1918.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE PAMPAPATISVAMI TEMPLE AT BENNEHALLI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated the 11th year of the reign of Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalladeva (II) Sukla, Chaitra, su. (?) amavase, Somavara, Vyatipata, Uttarayana-sankranti, Surya-grahana.  The date is irregular.  Chaitra-Amavase in sukla corresponded to A.D. 1149 April 9 Saturday, but there was no solar eclipse on that day nor was it a day of Uttarayana-sankranti.  There was however, a solar eclipse on Chaitra-Amavasya of Vibhava==A.D. 1148 April 20 Tuesday, but even that was not a day of Uttarayana-sankranti.  It states that the Mahamandalesvara Jagadekamalla-Virapandyadeva, who was ruling over Nonambavadi thirtytwo-thousand from the capital Uchchangi, granted the village Benneganuru, situated in Muttage thirty, a sub-division of Kogali, five-hundred, to the Mahapradhana Vatsaraja to be given to the temple of the god Svayambhudeva of the village.  Vatsarasa, the Mahamandalesvara Nachideva, Allamarasa, Kalingarasa and the Urodeya Mallarasa granted a vritti to the acharya Chandrarasi-Pandita and 12 Brahmans of the brahmapuri of the temple.  At this time Nachidevarasa of the Kadamba family is stated to have been ruling over Kotturu twelve and Kogali five-hundred from the capital Kotturu.

No. 252.

(A.R. No. 46 of 1904.)

ON THE 3RD SLAB BUILT INTO THE PLATFORM OF THE KUMARASVAMI TEMPLE AT KUDANTINI, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the 10th year of the reign of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva (II), Vibhava, Sankranti, Surya-grahana, corresponding to A.D. 1148 April 20 on which day the only solar eclipse in the year occurred.  Vrishabha-sankranti, however, took place four days later i.e., on the 24th .  Mallideva, son of Dekarasa of Sandilya-gotra and of Vipra-vamsa and the father of Panditaparijata kesava or Kesiraja, is stated to have made a gift of some land for a satra for feeding the Kappadi pilgrims coming on pilgrimage to the Satakoti tirtha at Kottitone.  The gift was made in the presence of Madhava-Brahmachari-yarasa and the five Vargas of Kottitone.

No. 253.

(A.R. No. 69 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB LYING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE BENAKAPPA TEMPLE AT ORUVAY, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is a little damaged and dated Saka 1071, Vibhava, Pushya, su. 10, Somavara, Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding probably to A.D. December 22 Wednesday, not Monday, as stated, the Uttarayana day falling on December 25 Saturday.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva (II) ruling from his capital Kalyana.  The Mahamandalesvaras Kacharasa, Gangarasa, Lokarasa of Doravadi-nadu, the brave general Lakheye-Nayaka and his brothers Madeya-Nayaka, Virupeya-nayaka and Acheya-nayaka, along with the Prabhu-gavundas, Muligas and the eight Hittus, caused the construction of the temples of Virupakshadeva, at Kuta … kanur and of Bhogesvaradeva at Kurugodu and made grants of land for their worship, after washing the feet of the learned Bhivarasi-Pandita.  Bhimarasi-Pandita is also stated to have set up Brahmesvaraeva and Nilakanthadeva at Hosakuttakanuru and endowed these temples with lands.

No. 254.

(A.R. No. 445 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB BUILT INTO THE WALL OF THE KOTISVARA TEMPLE AT KOTNAKALLU, HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is a composite record registering gifts made at different times.  The first is dated the 11th year of the Cahlukya king, Jagadekamalladeva, Vibhava, Pushya, su. 13, Sukravara, Uttarayana-sankranti corresponding to A.D. 1148 December 24 Friday, Uttarayana beginning on the next day.  It givesthe genealogy of the Chalukya kings and refers to Jagadekamalla’s feudatory Vira-Pandyadeva and his mother Sovaladevi, daughter of Bhillavaraya and sister of Vikramaditya.  It also mentions Boppadeva, son of Ajjanaranatha and Mahadevi, the daughter of Vikramaditya.  Vikramaditya is stated to have made a grant of the village Kottiganuru for the service of the god Koisankaradeva on the northern side of Huvina-Hadangile and for the feeding of Brahmans.  The writer of the inscription is stated to have been Madhusudana, the teacherof the Pandya chief.  The 120 Mahajanas of Huvina-Hadangile were placed in charge of the charity.

The same Mahajanas are stated to have made a gift of land for the service of the same god in the 6th year (of Jagadekamalladeva ?), Rudhirodgarin, Magha, su. 5, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1144 January 11 Tuesday; f.d.t  17 (not Monday).

In the cyclic year Virodhin, Ashadha, su. 8, Somavara probably corresponding to A.D. 1169 June 4 Wednesday, Monday being a mistake, Vikramadityarasa is said to have made a gift of land for the service of the god Sri-Virakesavadeva.

Again in the year Vilambi, Sravan, su. 11, Sukravara probably corresponding to A.D. 1178 July 27 Thursday, Friday being an error, Vijaya-Pandyadeva is stated to hve made a gift of some land for the service of the god Kotisankaradeva, besides a house and a garden.

No. 255.

(A.R. No. 92 of 1904.)

ON THE 8TH SLAB SET UP TO THE SOUTH OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE IN BAGALI, HARAPANAHALI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is dated 11th year of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva (II), Vibhava, Pushya, Punnami, Somavara, Soma-grahana Uttarayana-sankramana.  The date is not regular; the details corresopond to A.D. 1148 December 26 Sunday, not Monday as stated, Uttarayana 2.  there was no lunar eclipse on the day.  It states that while the Mahamandalesvara Jagadekamalla-Virapandyadeva was ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand,  a certain Bhattara Madiyanna granted some plots of land for payment to 7 Brahmans engaged in conducting the worship of the god Kalideva and for offering etc. to the god.

No. 256.

(A.R. No. 347 of 1905.)

ON A VIRAGAL SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE TALAKANTAMMA TEMPLE AT DEVAGUDI, JAMMALAMADUGU TALUK, CUDDAPAH DISTRICT.

This is damaged and dated the 13th year of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalla (II), cyclic year Sukla, Pausha, amavasye, Adivara corresponding probably to A.D. 1149 December 31, Saturday, not Sunday.  It states that, when Katakada-Chandra-Dandanayaka’s brother-in-law Madhuvarasa invaded the country of Kurumari with 40 horses, a servant of Malloja, the Heggade of the Mahamandalesvara Bhimarasa of Kurumari fell in a fight with Madhuvarasa, having slain a cavalier and a horse.

No. 257.

(A.R. No. 530 of 1914.)

ON A SLAB BUILT INTO THE WALL FO THE SANKARESVARA TEMPLE AT UTTANGI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.

This is a little damaged and dated Saka 1072, Pramadi, Akshyatritiya-Amavasye, Surya-grahana, Vyatipata corresponding probably to A.D. 1150 March 30 Thursday; but there was no solar eclipse on that day.  The record refers itself to the reign of Jagadekamalla (II) ruling from Kalyanapura.  It states that when Jagadekamalla-Vira-Pandyadeva was governing Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand, a gift of land was made for the service of the god basavaesvara, whose temple had been built by Saudhare-Basavayya at Kuttangi in Kogali-nadu.

No. 258.

(A.R. No. 88 of 1904.)

ON THE 4TH SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

It is dated Chalukya-Vikrama year 16, Angiras, Phalguna, paurnamase, Somavara, Vyatipata.  Chalukya-Vikrama-varsha 16 seems to be a mistake, for in that year Jagadekamalla to whose reign the record refers itself could not be ruling.  If it is a mistake for Jagadekamalla-varsha 16, the date would correspond to A.D. 1153 February 9, Monday; f.d.t. . 79,  The record states that Vikramadityarasa, uncle of Jagadekamall-Vira-Pandyadeva, gave to the Brahman Mahajanas of Baguli gadyanas 173, with the stipulation that with the interest thereon 13 Brahmans of the temple of Kalideva should be given provisions and 2 lamps should be burnt before the gods Kalideva and narasimhadeva.  The gift was made for the merit of Sovaladevi, Vikramadityarasa and his wife Nagiyandeyarasi.

No. 259.

(A.R. No. 507 of 1915.)

ON A SLAB LYING NEAR THE KALKANTHARAYA TEMPLE AT KALKANTHAPURA, A HAMLET OF PEDDATUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.

This is damaged and multilated.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalladeva (II) ruling from Kalyana.

No. 260.

(A.R. No. 108 of 1904.)

ON A SLAB SET UP IN THE MANDAPA IN FRONT OF THE CENTRAL SHRINE OF THE CHENNKESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.

This is damaged and not dated.  It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva, probably the second of that name, and mentions his feudatory, .. . . .  Pandyadeva ruling over Nolambavadi thirtytwo-thousand, the learned and warlike Mahajanas of Baguli and a certain Vatsa-chamupa.  It registers the grant of six honnus to the reader of the Puranas and four honnus to the reciter of the Aindra hymns out of the interest of gadyanas 50.

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