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No. 332 of Crīkūrmam shows that Jagannātha Dava of the Eastern Çalukya family was a feudatory of this king. No. 302 mentions a grant of one Gharaļamaji Çri-rāma-sõnāpati, who is described as the military chief of Kaliņga (kalimga-rakşapāla), breaker of Kumāļi (kumāļi-bhamjam), slayer of Kancāla (Kamcāla-çiraç.chēdana) reducer of Konddu (Kömddu-marddana), a lion to Gaņàra-dāmu Kõrama (Gandradāmu. korama simuya-maina), and lastly the own servant and minister (amāitya) of Bhānu Dāva. Except Kaliŋga, none of the other names I am able to identify.
The undermentioned inscriptions of this king's reign have come to light:
Çri-Pratāpa-vīrā-di vīra-Naranāra - Ep. Rep., No. 337, of Ditto.
Çāk-abdē çaçi-nētra-vāņa-[ua]yanē tv-
rajya-samvvatsa 7 çrā-i Rişava-çukla-
May, A.D. 1332.
munandu (or in words). 4 Qak-abdē Rāma-tarkka-cravaņa-ça çi. Ep. Rep., No. 315, of Irregular. S. &T. yutē Jyöştha-çaklē capakşe pañca- Orikūrmam.
myam Jiva-vāré-bhijiti çabha-dinē, or
5 Çaka-varşambulu 1263 gun nē n ţ ţi Ep. Rep., No. 300, of Verified. 8. & T. Pratāpa-çrī-vīra-Naranāras i mh у Çrīkūrmam.
(Pūrnimānta). 6 Vaka-varşambulu 1265 gunnēm ţţi Ep. Rep., No. 308, of Irregular, S. & T. Jyēştha-çakla dvitīyyayu Ravi-vāra- Çrīkūrmam.
Çaka-vatsarā muni-ra(r)tur-nnētr. Ep. Rep., No. 344, of Irregular.
vana (?) Qu. (?) i, Monday. 9 Çaka-varuşaribulu 1267 gunemți Ep. Rep., No. 319, of Ditto. T.
Pratāpa-vira-Naranārasimhya - dēva - Orikūrmam.
Wednesday. 10 Çāk-abdē çruti-simdhu-nētra-dharani. Ep. Rep., No. 309, of Ditto. S. & T. sankhy-ânyitē Mārggakē māsā Mam- Grīkurmam.
Qu. 11, Friday. 11 Jaka-varusambulu 1271 nēți Vīr-ādi- Ep. Rep., No. 310, of Ditto. T. vīra-Nara-Narasimhya-dēva-vija y a- Crīkūrmam.
räjya-samvatsarambulu 28 gu crābi
From the above we get-
1274-5. The copperplate year 24 does not Last year.
agree with the years of reign thus deduced, 26. But the total of years given in the copperplates to this king, his predecessor and his successor comes out equal to the total of years as deduced from their inscriptions, He was son of Bhānu Dēva II by the queen Lakşmi Devi, The
Puri copperplates name only one queen of Relationships.
his, Kāmala Dēvi ; but in the Çrikūrmam inscriptions, Gangā Dēvi alias Gaygãmba or Gangambikā (Nos. 308, 309, 343, and 344), and probably Kõmmi-dēvammā (Nos. 310 and 345)
are mentioned as his queens. . Is Kommidēvammā another name of Kāmala Dāvi? He had a daughter through Kommidēvammā named Sitā Dēvi (No. 345), and No. 343 records a grant of this Sitā Dāvi.
No. 324 records a remarkable grant of Vira-Bhānu-Dāva III, by which he gave to the temple of Crikūrmam images of Vira-Narasimha Dēva and Gangāmbikā holding lamps. From this is it to be inferred that Gaŋgāmbikā was the mother of Bhānu Dāva III and not Kāmala Dēvi as stated in the copperplates ?
XIII. Bhānu Dāva III.
[Çaka 1274-5 – Çaka 1300-1). Only three inscriptions of this king's rule have hitherto been found:
1 Jaka-varugarbulu 1276 ganēmți Pra- Ep. Rep., No. 315, of Verified.
(*dhamana - vijaya - rājya-sam *va-)
July, A.D. 1353.
raštbē ravan Pausē çakla-pratipadi
27th December, A.D. 1353.
Vira-Bhāna-dēvara vija y a - rājya.
(?), Mīna Qu. 1, Monday=24th Feb.
Brigg's Firishta, II, Excursion of
the Bengal Akbarī, II, p. 219, Sultan, note 1.
The above give us-
From the initial year of the succeeding king, we get Çaka 1300-1
as the last year of this king. The inter
vening period comes to 27th year against 26 allotted in the copperplates. As noticed under Nșsimha Dēva III, the total of years in the copperplates for these three kings, viz., 74, is just equal to the number of years intervening between 1227-8 and 1300-1,
He was son of Nộsimha Dēva III by Kāmala Dēvi. He has Relationship and Ti. been variously styled as Çri.Vira or Viratles.
Cri-Bhānu Dēva, and Pratāpa-Vira-Bhānu
Narasimha-Dēva and of Gangāmbikā hold-
ing lamps, on the 1st day of Pauça çukla
paksa. In A.D. 1353, Hāji Ilyās, the Bengal ruler, apparently hearing of the death of the king, raided into Jāj-nagar for capturing elephants. Later on, Saŋgama, the nephew of Bukka I, of Vijayanagara, is credited with having defeated the Gaja-pati
, i.e., the Orissa king. Apparently