INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA
IX - Part
(A.R. No. 208
ON A PILLAR IN THE FRONT MANDAPA OF THE PAMPAPATI
TEMPLE AT BENNEHALLI , HARAPANAHALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.
This is dated the cyclic year Chitrabhanu,
Bhadrapada, ba. 8, Brihavara in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Narasimhadeva.
Narasimha I ruled from A.D. 1159 to 1173 and 1162 corresponded
to Chitrabhanu. In that
year Bhadrapada ba. I was Tuesday, but not Thursday.
In the reign of Narasimha II there was no Chitrabhanu.
In the reign of Narasimha III (A.D. 1254 to 1292)
Chitrabhanu coincided with A.D. 1282.
In this year Bhadrapada ba. 8 was Thursday, 27th
palaeographic grounds also the record may be placed in the 13th
century.o the king referred to here was probably Narasimha III.
A certain Giripayya-Piriyanna is said to have made a
gift of a cow and a buffalow for the service of the god Virupakshadeva
(A.R. No. 209
ON THE SAME PILLAR.
This is dated Chitrabhanu, Bhadrapada, amavase,
Somavara in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-narasimha (III).
The date is irregular. In
Chitrabhanu = A.D. 1282, Bhadrapada amavasya fell on Thursday, 6th
September. A number of persons (named), along with Masaneya-Savanta, are
said to have made a gift for the service of the same god as the one
mentioned in No. 349 above and for feeding 12 Brahmans.
(A.R. No. 105-A
ON A SLAB SET UP ON THE NORTH SIDE OF THE MALE-MALLAPPA
TEMPLE AT BAGALI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
The record is datd in the year nandana, Kartika,
su. 5 Somavara in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-narasimha
(III). If panchami is a
mistake for the paurnami the date would correspond to A.D. 1292
October 27 Monday. The heggade
Chandayya, son of Bettiya-nayaka, who was the Harekara
of Moguvada-Macharasa made a gift of some garden land for the
service of the god Nilesvaradeva.
(A.R. No. 116-A
ON THE FOURTH SLAB SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD THE
BHIMESVARA TEMPLE AT NILAGUNDA, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
This record, which is engraved in continuation of
No. 340, registers the gift of the village Talavagilahalli by the
It is dated the cyclic year Kilaka, Phalguna, su. 13,
Adityavara = probably A.D. 1309 February 25, Sunday, the only
date for which the details work out correctly during the 13th
and 14th centuries to which period the record may be assigned
(A.R. No. 738
ON A SLAB SET UP NEAR THE ANJANEYA TEMPLE AT ALUDI,
MADAKSIRA TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT.
The record is dated Saka 1238, Nala, Phalguna,
su. 5, Guruvara, corresponding to A.D. 1317 February 17, Thursday,
when Mahamandalesvara Tiparasa, stated to be the son of
the Hoysala king Vira-balladeva (III), and Bhairavadevarasa granted
land at? Haluvidi as kodagi to Masanasetti of Kariyamare,
who was the head of merchants.
(A.R. No. 772
ON TWO PIECES OF A BROKEN HERO-STONE LYING NEAR THE
ENTRANCE INTO THE VILLAGE SIRIVARA, HINDUPUR TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
This is dated Saka 1243, Raudri, Bhadrapada, ba.
13, Somavara corresponding to A.D. 1320 September 1, Monday in
the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballaladeva (III).
It records the death of the Mahasamantadhipati Hiriya
Bommeya-Nayaka, son of Gangeya-Nayaka of Holakallu in
a flight against the cavalry of the chief (Manneya) of Melumavu,
when Aliya Macheya-Dannayaka, the prime minister of the king
was ruling at Penugonde. It
records the gift of wet and garden lands beneath the Srivara tank
to those who were appointed to worship the hero-stone.
(A.R. No. 796
ON A STONE SET UP NEAR A WELL TO THE NORTH OF
TAUNEPALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
This is dated Saka 1245, Rudhirodgari, Sravana,
su. 5, probably corresponding to A.d. 1323 July 9 Saturday (not
verifiable) in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballaladevarasa
(III). His Mahapradhana Aliya Macheya-Dannayaka made
a gift of land in Maduvakunteyahalli in Ramadi-nadu to Maliradi,
son of Bommiradi of Budali as a kodagi. The kodagi was handed over to the donee by
Bommanna and Devanna.
(A.R. No. 771
ON A HERO-STONE SET UP NEAR THE ENTRANCE INTO THE
VILLAGE SIRIVARAM, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
This is dated Saka 1246, Rudhirodgari, Chaitra,
su. 10, somavara corresponding to corresponding to A.D. 1324
March 5, Monday. The
cyclic year was, however, Raktakshi not Rudhirodgari.
The inscription refers itself to the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballaladeva
(III), whose Mahapradhana Aliya Macheya-Dannayaka is
stated here to have gained a vicotory over Racheya-Nayaka of Tumbeyakallu.
It records the death of Ajapa, son of Dhimagoda of
Sirivara in the fight. The record is a little damaged.
(A.R. No. 81
ON A SLAB BUILT INTO THE WALL OF A PRIVATE HOUSE AT
KODIGEPALLE, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
The record is dated Saka 1250, Vibhava, [Bha]drapada,
ba. 7, Ma[ndavara ?] corresponding to A.D. 1328 August 7,
Saturday; f.d.t. . 36. It
belongs to the reign of th Hoysala king Vira-Ballala (III), son
of Vishnuvardhana Pratapacha [kravarti] Vira-Narasimhadevarasa. The king’s Mahapradhana, Macheya-Dannayaka, who
was ruling at the nelevidu of Penugonde made a kodagi gift
of the village Benaguru to Nageya-Gavuda and others.
It is a little damaged.
(A.R. No. 780
ON A SLAB SET UP IN A FIELD NEAR THE ANJANEYA
TEMPLE AT SANJIVRAYANIPALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT.
This is datd Saka 1262, Vikrama, Bhadrapada, su.
10, Va[ddavara] corresponding to A.D. 1340 September 2, Saturday in
the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballala-devarasa (III).
His Mahapradhana Isvara-Dannayaka, son of Macheya-Dannayaka,
made a gift of Valagalakunteyahalli as a kodagi to Gopa-Gavunda,
son of Chavaka Bomma-Gavunda.
(A.R. No. 102
ON A ROCK NEAR THE TANK ON THE TOP OF THE HILL FORT
AT KUNDURPI, KALYANADRUG TALUK, SAME DISTRICT.
This is damaged and is dated Saka 1262, the
other details being lost. It
registers the excavation of tank called Hampeya-Done in Kundurupe
by Chikka Bommayya-Nayaka son of Gangeya-nayaka of Holakal,
in the reign of the Hoysala king Vira-Ballala (III), son of Vira-Narasinga,
ruling from Dorasamudra. Bommaya-Nayaka
is stated to have been governing Nidugalla-rajya.
(A.R. No. 453
ON A FRAGEMENT LYING BEFORE VIRAPPA’S HOUSE AT
SOGI, HADAGALLI TALUK, BELLARY DISTRICT.
This is very much damaged and the date is lost.
It belongs to the reign of the Hoysala king Vishnuvardhana
Vira-Ballala. There is
no means of ascertaining whether he was the II, III of IV of that name.
Tilakayya, son of Kalimayya who himself was a
descendant of Nagavarma’s family is said to have granted some
land to a Jaina teacher named Ubhayacharyya of Kogali.
(A.R. No. 197
ON A STONE OIL-MILL SET UP IN A FIELD NEAR
TAGARAPURAM, KOLLEGAL TALUK, COIMBATORE DISTRICT.
This records the erction (?) of the oilmill by
certain persons, named in the inscription, during the reign of the
Hoysala king Vira-Ballala. The
date Bhava, Vaisakha, ba. 9 is not verifiable.
(A.R. No. 220-A
Below No. 325.
This is damaged and its date is lost.
Vira-Pandya seems to have made some grant for the service
of the god Ahavamalladeva. As the prasasti resembles that of the Hoysalas, this
may be a Hoysala record.