Posted/Pic by: Divya Furtado, Barkur Place: BarkurPosted Date : 16/09/2012
There are two inscriptions in Barakur which tells about CHOLAattack on South Kanara. These two inscriptions are found in Mudukeri of Barakuru. They are in kannada script and language.These were engraved during Alupa ruler BANKIDEVA I, they mention about the name of Shatara ruler who defeated Chola. For the first time there is mention about tulu language in SouthKanara in this inscriptions.
Barakuru became the capital of Alupas during the ruler Kavi Alupendra. His first inscription dated 1139 A.D. is found in Panchalingeshwara Temple. This inscription is important from political and economic points of view. There is mention about coins like pandya Gadyana and for the first time there is mention about Tholha of Suralu in this inscription. Another inscription of kavi Alupendra is found in Kotekeri which is very important to study history o f Barakuru. This inscription is dated 1155 A.D. (June 27) There is mention that kavi Alupendra ruled from BARAHAKANYAPURA.
Inscription of the Alupa ruler SOYIDEVA is found in Somanthesvaratemple of Manigarkeri Barakuru. This inscription is tiltle of Soyideva, 123 lines and states with titles of Soyideva like Srimantapandya Chakravarthi and Ariraya Basavashankara which mentions the rule of Soyideva. This inscription is dated on November 1315 A.D. It is important from the political point of view.