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The Indian Analyst


 

South Indian Inscriptions


 
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Contents

Introduction

Preface

Contents

List of Plates

Abbreviations

Additions And Corrections

Images

Miscellaneous

Inscriptions And Translations

Kalachuri Chedi Era

Abhiras

Traikutakas

Early Kalachuris of Mahishmati

Early Gurjaras

Kalachuri of Tripuri

Kalachuri of Sarayupara

Kalachuri of South Kosala

Sendrakas of Gujarat

Early Chalukyas of Gujarat

Dynasty of Harischandra

Administration

Religion

Society

Economic Condition

Literature

Coins

Genealogical Tables

Texts And Translations

Incriptions of The Abhiras

Inscriptions of The Maharajas of Valkha

Incriptions of The Mahishmati

Inscriptions of The Traikutakas

Incriptions of The Sangamasimha

Incriptions of The Early Kalcahuris

Incriptions of The Early Gurjaras

Incriptions of The Sendrakas

Incriptions of The Early Chalukyas of Gujarat

Incriptions of The Dynasty of The Harischandra

Incriptions of The Kalachuris of Tripuri

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume I

Volume II

Volume III

Vol. IV - VIII

Volume IX

Volume X

Volume XI

Volume XII

Volume XIII

Volume XIV

Volume XV

Volume XVI

Volume XVII

Volume XVIII

Volume XIX

Volume XX

Volume XXII_Part I

Volume XXII_Part II

Tanjavur

Tiruvarur

Volume XXIII

Volume XXIV

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Sudharsanam

Pudukkottai

EARLY CHALUKYAS OF GUJARAT

re-establishment of Chālukya suzerainty even according to Fleet’s view. There is, therefore, no reason to doubt loyalty of the Sēndrakas, though there was undoubtedly much disturbance and disorder in the Chālukya dominion owning to Pallava invasions in the beginning of Vikramāditya I’s reign

After the issue of the Bagumrā plates, however, the Sēndrakas seem to have been ousted from Southern Gujarat; for within fifteen years from the date of that grant we find a subordinate branch of the Western Chālukyas established in the lower Tāpī valley. The next date of the Kalachuri era that comes from Gujarat, viz., K. 421, furnished by the grant1 which the prince-regent Śryāśraya-Sīlāditya made on behalf of his father Dharā- śraya-Jayasimha. As we shall see later, it records the gift of a village situated within twenty miles of Balisa or Wanesa which was granted by the Bagumrā plates of the Sēndraka Allaśakti. It is plain, therefore, that Śryāśraya-Śīlāditya was ruling over the same territory which was previously held by the Sēndrakas. The sēndrakas then removed their seat of government to Khandesh, where we find Allaśakti’s son Jayaśakti granting the village Sēnānā by his Mundakhēdē plates2 dated Śaka 602 (680 A. C.). The donated village is now represented by Saundanē near the western border of the Khandesh District. The use of the Śaka era in dating the record also shows that the grant was made outside Gujarat where the Kalachuri era remained current for more than half a century afterwards.3

THE EARLY CHALUKYAS OF GUJARAT

After the overthrow of the Kalachuris, Pulakēśin II seems to have annexed Maharashtra to the country under his direct rule.4 In the Aihōlē inscription5 he is called the lord of the three Mahārāshtras comprising ninety-nine thousands villages. Yuan Chwang, who travelled in South India during his reign, also mentions him as the king of Mo-ha- la-ch’a (Maharashtra).6 Pulakēśin seems to have placed the southern districts, viz., Satara, Pandharpur and perhaps also Sholapur under his younger brother Vishnuvardhana; for, the Satara plates7 of the latter prince record the grant of a village on the southern _______________

1No. 27. The Manor plates of Jayāśraya Mangalarasa, which have been published recently, mention Śaka 613(691-92 A. C.) as the twenty-first year, evidently, of the reign of Dharāśraya-Jayasimha. Ep. Ind., Vol. XXVIII, p. 21. The dynastic change seems, therefore, to have occurred in 671 A. C. The Surat plates of Yuvarāja Śryāśraya-Śīlāditya, dated K. 421 (670-71), seem to have been issued after Gujarat came into the possession of Jayasimha.
2These plates have been edited twice in Marāthī, first in the Marāthī journal Prabhāta (Vol. I) of Dhulia and then in A. R. B. I. S. M. (Śaka 1834), but unfortunately they are not forthcoming now. The plates were found in the possession of the Patel of Mundakhēdē, not far from Dhulia. They were issued by Jayaśakti, son of Allaśakti, of the Sēndraka family from Jayapuradvārī and record grant of the village Sēnānā in the vishaya of Kundalikāmala to a Brāhman residing at Kallivana. I have elsewhere identified these places. Thus Jayapuradvārī, which was so called probably it was situated at the entrance to a defile, is modern Jēur, 6 m. north of Nāndgaon, which lies at the entrance to the valley between the Sātmālā and Ajantā ranges. Kundalikāmala is Kindalgaon, 11 m. south-west of Jeur. Sēnānā, the donated village, is the modern Saundanē near Kundalgaon. The grant, therefore, undoubtedly belongs to Khāndesh. The Nasik District was then under Dharāśraya-Jayasimha. See No. 28.
3The Navsāri plates, the last record of Gujarat dated in the Kalachuri era, were granted in K. 490 (740 A. C.)
4The Nirpan grant of Nāgavardhana mentions Dharāśraya as a younger brother of Pula- kēsin apparently as the ruler of the Nasik District, but the grant is probably spurious; for, Dharāśraya-Jaya- simha was Pulakēśin’s son, not brother. See also Bomb. Gaz., Vol. I, part ii, p. 358, n.1.
5Ep. Ind., Vol. VI, pp. 1 ff.
6O. Y. C., Vol. II, pp. 239.
7Ind. Ant., Vol. XIX, p. 303.

 

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