South Indian Inscriptions
Chāmuṇḍikādēvīlabdhavaraprasāda (one who had secured the boon of the goddess Chāmuṇḍikā). The genealogy of the ancestors of Indarasa is herein set forth in detail thus :
Kavilāsa I Kañcha
Piṭṭama II Kavilāsa II
Indarasa (Inda) III, the donor.
A perusal of these names will show that this is entirely a new and hitherto unknown branch of the Śilāhāras. But this is not all. Starting with Indarasa III, whose initial date may be roughly fixed at A. D. 1110 on the evidence of the present record and counting fifteen generations backwards at the average of twenty-five years per generation, the date available for Piṭṭama I, the first forbear of the family, will be about A. D. 735. This therefore entitles it to be considered as one of the oldest units of the Śilāhāra families.
Not much information, however, could be gathered regarding the early or late history of this family from the record. Piṭṭama I, it is stated, ruled the country bounded by Asitādri and Kālāñjara. This statement occurs again with a slight verbal change of substituting Kṛishṇādri for Asitādri, while describing the kingdom of Dhanasaṅgraha, who, we are further told, was resourceful and maintained a vast army of eighteen thousand cavalry, eighty thousand eminent warriors and countless foot-soldiers. This description bears the ring of exaggeration and sounds more conventional than real, since no specific explicit of his is recorded. Kavilāsa IV’s wife was Chandaladēvī, daughter of Rājarāja of Moraṁba. Inda III, as can be gleaned from the present record and according to the explicit statement in another inscription from the same place, was a feudatory
The Southern Konkan family of the Śilāhāras was hitherto considered the earliest branch having A.D. 783
for its initial date ; vide, Bomb. Gaz., Vol. I, pt. II, p. 537.