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.