Posted/Pic by: Divya Furtado, Barkur
Place: Barkur Posted Date : 16/09/2012

Based on the research made by  Ms. Poornima S. Belle

Collected by Miss Divya Furtado, Vice President, ICYM, Barkur.

Thanks to the Librarian, SMS College, Brahmavar,

&  Dr. K.B.Shivatarak, M.A., Ph.D., Dip in Epigraphy.


On the basis of Inscriptions,  the history of Barakuru can be   reconstructed.  A number of  inscriptions  have  been discovered,  recorded and published by various Departments.Some are published   in the  South  Indian Inscriptions,  Epigraph  India,  Karnataka  Inscription etc.  Many  inscriptions  are reported in the Annual   Reports on South Indian epigraphy.

The Inscription discovered by Dr. B. V. Shetty are as follows:

1. Inscriptions on Halegaradi in Cherkady, Udupi Dist.(1247-48 A.D.) 2. The kela Adpu (Udupi Dist) inscriptions of Virapandya Alupendra     dated 1275 - 1276 A.D.

3. Another important inscription is discovered in Bennekudru. It is     dated saka 1256

4. Two inscriptions of Vijayanagara period discovered at Korgi    Nilskalmakki in Kundapur Taluk.

5. An inscription of Devaraya I, found at Bastimakki, Hangarkatta     is important for the study of religious conditions and it records a gift to manigarkeri Basadi.

6. An inscription from Hanehalli, Barakuru reveals that the governer     of Barakuru in 1417 was Bacchanna Vodeya.

7. Another inscription of Mallikarjuna discovered in kotekeri, Barakuru is of considerable importance of the study of cultural istory.

8. Another inscription discovered at Angadimakki in Barakuru is dated  1464-65 A.D. It belongs to the reign of Virupaksha.

9. Another inscription dated in the cyclic year Prabhava found in the

Virabhadra Temple is important for the reconstruction of political    history.

Some inscriptions of Barakuru belong to the Alupas, Hoysalas and

Vijayanagara dynasties.



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