INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA
IX - Part
No. 289 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALLESVARA TEMLE AT CHATNAHALLI, SAME TALUK AND
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
No. 89-A of 1904.)
THE FIFTH SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT
BAGALI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
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. 282 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ISVARA TEMPLE AT SRINIVASAPURAM, SAME TALUK AND
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. 264 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE RAMALINGESVARA TEMPLE AT ALABURU, SAME TALUK AND
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
No. 211 of 1913.)
A STONE LYING IN THE SURYANARAYANA TEMPLE AT KOLUR, BELLARY TALUK, SAME
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. 503 of 1915.)
A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE KALKANTHARAYA TEMPLE AT KARAKANTHAPURA, A HAMLET
OF PEDDATUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
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
No. 210 of 1918.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE PAMPAPATISVAMI TEMPLE AT BENNEHALLI, HARAPANAHALLI
TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
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
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. 46 of 1904.)
THE 3RD SLAB BUILT INTO THE PLATFORM OF THE KUMARASVAMI TEMPLE AT
KUDANTINI, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
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. 69 of 1904.)
A SLAB LYING ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE ENTRANCE TO THE BENAKAPPA TEMPLE AT
ORUVAY, BELLARY TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
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. 445 of 1914.)
A SLAB BUILT INTO THE WALL OF THE KOTISVARA TEMPLE AT KOTNAKALLU,
HADAGALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
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.
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).
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.
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
No. 92 of 1904.)
THE 8TH SLAB SET UP TO THE SOUTH OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE IN BAGALI,
HARAPANAHALI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
is dated 11th year of the Chalukya king Jagadekamalladeva
(II), Vibhava, Pushya, Punnami, Somavara, Soma-grahana
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. 347 of 1905.)
A VIRAGAL SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE TALAKANTAMMA TEMPLE AT
DEVAGUDI, JAMMALAMADUGU TALUK, CUDDAPAH DISTRICT.
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
No. 530 of 1914.)
A SLAB BUILT INTO THE WALL FO THE SANKARESVARA TEMPLE AT UTTANGI, SAME
TALUK AND DISTRICT.
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. 88 of 1904.)
THE 4TH SLAB SET UP ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE KALLESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI,
HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
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. 507 of 1915.)
A SLAB LYING NEAR THE KALKANTHARAYA TEMPLE AT KALKANTHAPURA, A HAMLET OF
PEDDATUMBALAM, ADONI TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
is damaged and multilated. It refers itself to the reign of the Chalukya king
Pratapachakravarti Jagadekamalladeva (II) ruling from Kalyana.
No. 108 of 1904.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE MANDAPA IN FRONT OF THE CENTRAL SHRINE OF THE
CHENNKESVARA TEMPLE AT BAGALI, HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.
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.