INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA
IX - Part
No. 98 of 1913.)
A PILLAR IN A FIELD TO THE EAST OF THE MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE AT KAMBADURU,
KALYANADRUG TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT
undated record refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava
king Vira-Nombadhiraja, who is stated to have bestowed on Ajjaparvara
Bhidiyereya a bracelet and called him Nolambadodda, at the
time of the construction of the Beddugonde tank. Another bracelet was bestowed on him by Srimu[kha*]rama
who called him Srimukadodda and a third bracelet was presented to
him by Singapotrasa, Ponnerarasa and Dharmamahadevi who
called him Ponneradodda. Nolambadodda
and others built a temple for the god Mahadeva.
Since the inscription belings palaeographically to the 9th
century A.D. the king referred to here was probably Polalchora-Nombadhiraja
No. 91 of 1913.)
A PILLAR IN THE INNER COURT-YARD OF THE MALLIKARJUNA TEMPLE AT THE SAME
record is dated Saka 805 (==A.D. 883-84), with no further
details, in the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Mahendra. The
Gamundas and Brahmans of Beldugonde are said to have
granted some land to the Aditya temple when Kura-Gamunda was the Perggade.
No. 12 of 1927.)
A BROKEN PILLAR IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE DODDAPPA (Siva) TEMPLE AT
HEMAVATI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT
is damaged and the beginning is lost.
It has no date and refers to the [Nolamba]-Pallava king Mayindamma
(Mahendravarman I) and .
and records the grant of some land to a basadi and for the
feeding of tapasvins. Palaeographically
the record may be placed in the 9th century A.D.
No. 306 of 1912.)
A SLAB IN A FIELD AT KALAKATTUR, PUNGANUR ZAMINDARI, CHITTOOR DISTRICT
is not dated; it refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Nolambadiyarasa,
who is stated to have been ruling over the Ganga six-thousand province
and to have marched on Talekadu.
Under the orders of the Ganga king Permanadi, a
certain Maharaja is said to have attacked Pulinadu.
In the battle that ensued the village of Permavi was
burnt by Kaduvatti and Mriduva.
On hearing this, Virachulamani (probably the Bana king)
fought with their army and overthrew it: when there was hue and cry
caused by some Nayakas opposing Virachudamani, a certain Tejamani
was slain. The (Nolamba)
king honoured the dead warrior by granting to his family kalnadu
called “Elemadala”. Since
the palaeography of the record points to 9th century A.D. as
its period the Nolambadivarasa of the inscription may be identical with Mahendra
No. 592 of 1912.)
A STONE LYING NEAR THE ISVARATEMPLE IN THE BED OF THE TANK IS MANEPALLE,
HINDUPUR TALUK, ANANTAPUR DISTRICT
undated record registers that, in the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Ayyapadeva,
Chorayya, son of Sripurusayya, and the Gamundas and
Pannasigas of Eradumura obtained the bittuvata from
the king for the upkeep of the tank.
Ponnayya, the Perggade of Chroayya wrote this and
No. 18 of 1917.)
A HERO-STONE SET UP IN A FIELD TO THE WEST OF THE VILLAGE HEMAVATI,
MADAKASIRA TALUK, SAME DISTRICT
is damaged and dated Saka 845 ( == A.D. 923-24)with no further
details. It seems to refer
itself to the reign of Nolamba-Pallava chief (name lost) and
mentions the death of Edeyamma, son of Haritta, after a
brave fight against Sevuna’s army, so as to bring tears to all.
Racha’s son Anuga set up the stone.
No. 198 of 1910.)
A PILLAR LYING IN THE TALUK OFFICE COMPOUND AT DHARMAPURI, DHARMAPURI
TALUK, SALEM DISTRICT
record is dated Saka 851, Virodhin, Magha, navami, Vaddavara,
Mulanakshatra and Siddha-yoga, corresponding to 1 A.D. 929 February 5,
Thursday; f.d.t. 20; f.d.n. 95.
It refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Irulachora.
Nolamba-Mahendra is said to have been the son of Nolambadhiraja
and Jayabbe, daughter of the Ganga king
record gives the genealogy of the Nolamba dynasty from Mahendra down
to Irulachora. It is
incomplete and mentions a certain Mangabbe-Kanti and Tagaduru (modern
No. 759 of 1916.)
A BROKEN PILLAR IN A FIELD AT GUNIMORUBAGAL, MADAKASIRA TALUK, ANANTAPUR
is dated Saka 858, Durmukha, Ashadha, ba. 5, Vaddavara.
The date seems to be irregular.
Asahadha ba. 5 of Durmukha corresponded to A.D. 936 July 11,
Monday, not Vaddavara (Thursday or Saturday).
The record refers itself to the reign of Bira-Nolamba
Annayyadeva of the Nolamba-Pallava dynasty and records that the
king’s Mahasamantadhipati, the learned Varunasiva-Bhatara, who
was in charge of the Nolambesvarada-sthana, together with some Gavundas
and others, made a grant of land for the upkeep of the tank.
No. 728 of 1916.)
A SLAB IN THE TEMPLE OF CHOLARAJA AT MADAKASIRA, MADAKASIRA TALUK
is dated Saka 870, Kilaka ( == A.D. 948-49).
It refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king
the servant of Ballaha is stated to have led an army against Gajamkusa-Chola
and after Dilpa-Nolamba joined it the former fought and died in the
battle of Ibili.
No. 726 of 1916.)
A SLAB SET UP IN THE TOPE TO THE NORTH OF THE SAME TEMPLE
is dated Saka 872 ( == A.D. 950-51) without any other details and
refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolamba.
It states that when Mallana Sivari was in charge of Chirapi
twelve, Gavunda Kadiyanna and Pallikara Tuvanna
were each granted 3 kandugas of wet land for repairing the Olagere
tank. The gift was made
in the presence of the inhabitants of the four villages Chirupi,
Chintakunte, Chiriyavolalu and Vuluvattu.
No. 587 of 1912.)
A STONE SET UP IN A FIELD BELOW THE TANK-BUND AT HINDUPUR, HINDUPUR
TALUK, SAME DISTRICT
undated record refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Dilipayya
Iriva-Nolamba and registers the gift made by the three hundred Mahajanas
of Kengur of a wet land, a Khanduga in sowing
capacity, together with the cess (?) bittalatte to Pasundibovara
Duggasetti, while constructing sluice to the tank.
No. 731 of 1917.)
A PILLAR SET UP IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE MALLESVARA TEMPLE AT MADHUDI,
MADAKASIRA TALUK, SAME DISTRICT
record is dated Saka 881, Siddharthi (==A.D. 959-60) and refers
itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Nolambadhiraja. The
Mahajanas of a certain place (name lost) are said to have granted
some land to a Vishnu temple. The
record is damaged.
No. 55 of 1917.)
A HERO-STONE IN A FIELD AT HONNERALIHALLI, SAME TALUK AND DISTRICT
inscription is dated Saka 885, Rudhirodgari, Ashadha, su. 5,
Adityavara Corresponding to A.D. 963 June 28, Sunday and
refers itself to the reign o the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolamba
Nolipayya. On the date specified certain persons (who are named) of Rolleyanuru
are stated to have fought with some theives and set up this stone in
memory of the death of Abbachari in the fight.
No. 93 of 1913.)
A PILLAR IN THE COURT-YARD OF THE MALLIKARJUNASAVAMIN TEMPLE AT
KAMBADURU, KALYANADRUG TALUK, SAME DISTRICT
record is dated Saka 887, Krodhana, Phalguna, Amavasye, Adityavara,
Suryagrahana corresponding to A.D. 965 March 5, Sunday; the
solar eclipse took place on Monday. It refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolambadhiraja.
The illustrious Polachoradeva, the grandson of the king,
is stated to have made a gift of the bittuvata for the repairs of
the Beldugunde tank. The
hundred-and-six Gavundas of the village were ordered to
take care of the tank. Chavundayya
of Srivatsa-gotra, the minister of Polalchroadeva, erected
this pillar of Polachora’s benefaction.
Aychavemma wrote and Maniyammoja engraved the inscription.
No. 17 of 1917.)
A BROKEN HERO-STONE IN A FIELD TO THE WEST OF THE VILLAGE HEMAVATI,
MADAKASIRA TALUK, SAME DISTRICT
is dated Saka 888, Kshya ( == A.D. 966-67) with no further
details and refers itself to the reign of the Nolamba-Pallava king Iriva-Nolambadhiraja.
In a battle(?)
between Mosaleyarasa of Jagalapura and Ayyapadeva, son
of Nolambadhiraja and Piriyabbarasi, a certain Ereyamma
is said to have fought rousing the admiration of all and died.
Pemjjeru (modern Hemavati) is mentioned.
here to continue....Nolamba-Pallavas