Anantavarman and his capital city became famous under the name Kōlāhala but does not
refer to the original name of the city.
The grant portion of the inscription begins in line 122. Lines 122-27 state that, on the
occasion of a solar eclipse in the Śaka year 1120, king Rājarāja III, apparently when he was
staying at Śrī Purushōttama-kshētra on the shore of the ocean, granted the village of Kōrada
or Kōradā in the Aṭṭhāyisa khaṇḍa (sub-division) within the vishaya (district) of Sāyilō in
Utkala-dēśa as a rent-free holding in favour of a number of Brāhmaṇas of various gōtras. The
grant is stated to have been made for the merit of the king’s mother Vāghalladēvī. It is not
impossible that the king and his mother went to Śrī-Purushōttama-kshētra (i.e. Purī) on
pilgrimage for taking a bath in the holy waters of the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of the
eclipae. In Śaka 1120 there was only one solar eclipse occurring on Thursday the 28th of
January 1199 A.D. The grant, therefore, was made on the said date.
The donees are enumerated in lines 128-45. The names of the Brāhmaṇas are quoted along
with their respective gōtra as well as the area of land granted to each of them. Twelve of the
Brāhmaṇas received 102 Vāṭīs of land, each Vāṭī measuring about 20 acres. Sixty-two other]
Brāhmaṇas received one Gṛiha-vāṭī or house-site each, while a Brāhmaṇa named Dharmū alone
received four Gṛiha-vātīs. It is stated that the Gṛiha-vāṭīs granted to these Brāhmaṇas amounted
to fifteen Vāṭīs in area. Vidyākarāryya of the Kauśika gōtra was the pānīya-grāhin or the
principal donee who seems to have received the ceremonial water from the donor on behalf of the
donees. He received 20 Vāṭīs out of 30 Vāṭīs of land granted to Viddanāryya. The details of
the grant are quoted below in a tabular form. The last name of the list may be that of the
God of Purī.
 Cf. above, Vol. XXIII, p. 64.
 See above, p. 113