The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Index

Introduction

Contents

Additions and Corrections

Images

Contents

Dr. Bhandarkar

J.F. Fleet

Prof. E. Hultzsch

Prof. F. Kielhorn

Rev. F. Kittel

H. Krishna Sastri

H. Luders

Vienna

V. Venkayya

Index

List of Plates

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

Wars frequently took place between the Râshṭrakûṭas and the Eastern Chalukyas who were the kings of Vêṅgi. The Râdhanpur plates[1] of Gôvinda III. inform us that, in obedience to his message, the lord of Vêṅgi attended upon him as a servant. The Śirûr inscription[2] states that worship was done to Amôghavarsha I. by the ruler of Vêṅgi. Again, Kṛishṇa II. is represented to have overrun the territory of the king of Vêṅgi.[3] One record[4] also mentions that Gôvinda IV. waged war with the lord of Vêṅgi. But from these plates it appears that hostilities had sprung up between the two rival dynasties long before the time of Gôvinda III. For, Gôvindarâja, son of Kṛishṇa I., is herein represented, while he was prince royal, to have reduced the king of Vêṅgi, and this event came off as early as the Śaka year 692 which is the date of our grant.

The verses descriptive of the genealogy teach us nothing new. It, however, deserves to be noticed that our grant mentions Dantivarman as the name of the predecessor or Kṛishṇa I., instead of Dantidurga as we find in all the Râshṭrakûṭa records except the Sâmângaḍ plates of this king, where both the names occur. Again, the early date of our grant settles a point regarding which there is a little divergence of opinion. A copper-plate charter from Kardâ[5] dated A.D. 972 states that Dantidurga, having left no issue, was succeeded by his paternal uncle Kṛishṇa I. The Bagumrâ grant[6] of A.D. 867 simply says that, after the death of Dantidurga, Kṛishṇa I. came to the throne. But the Baroda charter[7] of A.D. 812 omits the name of Dantidurga and asserts that Kṛishṇa I. ascended the throne by ousting a relative of his who had taken to vicious courses.
Since this last charter is a much earlier record and passes over Dantidurga, it has led some to suppose that Dantidurga was the relative whom Kṛishṇa I. ousted, and that the statements of the remaining two grants mentioned above must be discredited on the ground that they bear a later date.[8] But against this it may be urged that the verse in the Bagumrâ plates which says that, after Dantidurga had gone to heaven, Kṛishṇa I. became king, is also found in the Paiṭhaṇ grant[9] of Gôvinda III. dated in A.D. 794. This surely is an earlier record than the Baroda charter of A.D. 812 just referred to . Nay further, the same verse also occurs in our grant, which was issued in the reign of Kṛishṇa I. himself. The assertion, therefore, that Dantidurga was the relative whose throne Kṛishṇa I. usurped, has no grounds to stand upon, and the omission of the name of Dantidurga in the Baroda charter may be explained away on the ground that the object of the writer was only to trace the genealogy of the reigning prince, with reference to whom Dantidurga was but a collateral.

As regards the rivers mentioned in the inscription, the Kṛishṇaverṇâ, it need scarcely be said, is the river Kṛishṇâ. The Musî has preserved its name unaltered to the present day ; it is the last important feeder of the Kṛishṇâ and joins it on the confines of the modern Kistna district of the Madras Presidency. Alaktakâ, the name of the province (vishaya, l. 32), a village of which was granted, corresponds to the present Âḷatâ, the name of a division in the Kôlhâpur State. Arasiyavâḍa (l. 34), the first part of which can be recognised in Alâs, the place where the plates were found, is perhaps now represented by that village.

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[1] Ind. Ant. Vol. VI. p. 71.
[2] Ibid. Vol. XII. p. 219.
[3] Ibid. Vol. XX. p. 103.
[4] Ibid. p. 270.
[5] Ibid. Vol. XII. p. 267.
[6] Ibid. p. 187.
[7] Ibid. p. 162.
[8] See Dr. Fleet’s Dynasties of the Kanarese Districts, p. 391.
[9] Above, Vol. III. p. 106.
[10] From the original plates.
[11] Read ºº.
[12] Read º.
[13] In other Râshṭrakûṭa grants the reading is

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