INSCRIPTIONS IN KANNADA
IX - Part
(A.R. No. 32
On the iron
lamp-post set up in the southern court-yard of the Mallikarjuna temple
at Srisailam, Nandikotkur taluk, Kurnool district.
This is dated Saka 1524, Subhakrit, Magha, ba. 5
(?), Sivaratre, corresponding to A.D. 1603 January 21, Friday,
in the reign of Venkatapatiraya.
It records that Chikayya Chiga-Chiga-Chikayya, son of the
carpenter Dodda-Halagayya of Henjeru living in Nagenahalli,
situated in the district under Mudiyana-Nayaka, set up the iron
lamp-post before the god Mallikarjuna of Parvata for the
prosperity of Mudiyapa-Nayaka.
The god is stated to have showered gold on the Chola chief
(A.R. No. 736
On a pillar
lying near the Anjaneya temple at Ravudi, Madakasira taluk, Anantapur
This is dated Saka 1526, Krodhi, Pushya, ba. 3,
Sukravara, corresponding to A.D. 1604 December 28, Friday, f.d.t.
23, in the reign of Venkatapatideva-Maharaya ruling at [Penu]gonde.
It records that Immadi-Rangapa-Nayaka,son of Lakshmipati-Nayaka-Rangapa-Nayaka
of Harati, made a gift of the village Ravidi situated in Maduvidisthala
in Agali-sime, a sub-division of Rayadurga-venthe, to Umapati-Arasa,
son of Sankappayya and grandson of Koteya-Ramarasayya, of
Bharadvaja-gotra, Asvalayana-sutra, and Rik-sakha.
(A.R. No. 434
On a slab
lying in the back-yard of the house of Anandakrishna at Basrur,
Coondapur taluk, South Kanara district.
This is dated Saka 1532 (1530), Kilaka, Chaitra,
su. 1, corresponding to A.D. 1608 March 7, Monday, in the
reign of Venkatapatiraya. It
records that Ajji-Naranasetti son of Ajji-Narasimhasetti,
caused the construction of a matha in
the Paduvakeri of Basrur and endowed it with lands, and
money-grants yielding annual interest.
(A.R. No. 265
On a stone
lying in a field to the north of the village Maiduru, Harapanahalli
taluk, Bellary district.
This is damaged and dated Saka 1566, Svabhanu,
Magha, su. 5, corresponding to A.D. 1644 January 4, Thursday
(not verifiable), in the reign of Venkatapatideva-Maharaya. It records the construction of a well and a water-trough for
charity during the administration of the Mahanayakacharya Basavai[ya*]-Nayaka
(A.R. No. 273
On a Slab set up in a field to the North of
Kasavanahalli, A Hamlet of Kadabagere, same Taluk and District.
This is damaged and dated Saka 1581, Vikari,
Phalguna, su. 3, Sukravara, corresponding to A.D. 1660 February
3, Friday. It
records that Basavappa-Nayaka of Baguli, son (?) of
Venkatapati-Mahadevaraya, made a gift of a plot of land to Tirukappa,
son of Basavayya and grandson of Giremallapa, for having
repopulated the village Kasavanahalli.
(A.R. No. 274
On a slab set up in a field near the Tank-bund at
Arasikere, same Taluk and District.
This is dated Saka 1583, Plava, Margasira, su.
5, Sthiravara, corresponding to A.D. 1661 November 16, Saturday.
It states that Baguli-Basavapanayaka-Ayya son (?) of Maharajadhiraja
Ramadevaraya made a grant of land to Basavaya, son of Giremallana
and grandson of Murigeya-Santaravuta of Arasikere as Ravutta-vritti.
(A.R. No. 717
On a slab set up in front of the Hanuman temple in
the Bazaar street at Kampli, Hospet Taluk, same District.
This damaged record is dated Saka 1612,
Pramoduta, Magha, ba. 3, Guruvara, corresponding to A.D. 1691
February 5, Thursday, in the reign of Venkatapatirayadeva
Maharaya. It seems to settle the right of way along the temples of
Narasimha and other gods in the pete of Kampale.
(A.R. No. 745
On a slab set up in front of the village chavadi at
Papinayakanahalli, same Taluk and District.
This is damaged and dated Saka 1664, Dundubhi,
Chaitra, ba. 10, corresponding to A.D. 1742 April 19, Monday
(not verifiable), in the reign of Venkatapatirayadeva-Maharaya.
It records the grant of the village Madinayakanahalli as
an umbali to Kaviraja’s great-grandson (name lost).
(A.R. No. 719
On a slab set up in front of the Isvara temple at
Muddapuram near Kampli, same Taluk and District.
is damaged and dated Saka 1674, Angirasa, Kartika, ba. 12, Sanivara,
Svati-nakshatra, corresponding to A.D. 1752 December 2 Saturday.
The inscription records that Ayyappa, son of Appanna,
consecrated (the god Isvara) for the merit of the king