Kaup: Stone inscription of Vijayanagara King Krishnadevaraya found in temple

Daijiworld Media Network – Kaup (MS/HB)

Kaup, Aug 3: During the temple renovation of Yellur Sri Mahathobhara Vishweshwara temple, a stone inscription belonging to 1509 AD during the rule of Krishnadevaraya, king of Vijayanagara Empire, was found. 

This stone inscription was read by Shruthesh Acharya, research student of history and archaeology under the guidance of Prof S A Krishnaiah, director of Oriental Archives Research Centre Udupi.

This inscription, which is engraved on granite stone, has 12 lines. It is two feet in height and width. On top of the inscription there are engravings of Sun-Moon, Nandi bull, Nandadeepa (lamp), Shivalinga, Rajakathi (royal sword) and Pushpa (flower).

The date mentioned on the inscription is Tuesday, Jyeshta month of Hindu calendar of Shalivahana Shaka 1434. This inscription was given in writing by Mangaluru Barakura Ratnappa Odeya Aluvana Thirumalaraya and Thirumalarasa Kinnika Hegade to Kunda Heggade of Devaradi under the guidance of Krishnaraya. The inscription has mention of Thimmaiah Dandanayaka, Puttige, Aikala and Yellur areas. 

K L Kundathaya, Ravi Alva Biliyaru and Gautam Kamath Moodubelle cooperated in finding the inscription.





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  • karthik.ks, Qatar

    Wed, Aug 04 2021

    which language it is written?

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  • Balakrishna Shetty, Yellur/Dubai

    Wed, Aug 04 2021

    It was well known that Yellur Shri Mahathobhara Vishveshwara Temple was founded ages ago. The Linga in the Garbhagudi itself proves the fact. But this new evidence of scripture of Vijayanagar Krishnadevaraya age is yet another evidence that the temple is not only ancient but highly spiritual.

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  • Darrel Castelino, mangalore

    Wed, Aug 04 2021

    nice article. hope to read more we have lot of history hidden or lost in the coastal region.

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  • Jeevan, Kudlaa

    Tue, Aug 03 2021

    Hamara Hindustan sone ki chidiya taa but Muslim invaders specially moghul rulers destroyed all.

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  • Sadiq, CKM

    Wed, Aug 04 2021

    If it is true what you said above.. you would not be here to write this comment....

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  • Wilfred, karnataka

    Wed, Aug 04 2021

    we should thank God not blaming some one , destruction time we balm others and try to open the history without proper information .

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