Historic stones found in Hangal

Historic stones found in Hangal

  The historic stones found in Kondoji village of Hangal taluk have been placed in front of Eshwara temple. dh photoThe village which is situated 12 kilometre away from the Hangal taluk has an Eshwara temple which provides a wide scope for study of the inscriptions found in the village and surrounding areas as the people bring in all the historical inscriptions found in the village to this temple.

A number of stones with inscriptions have been stored around this temple.

An elegantly carved giant ‘Veeragallu’ has been placed near the water tank in front of the temple. People have been offering poojas to the ‘mastigallu’, which was installed near the ‘Veeragallu’.

Another such ‘Mastigallu’ with outstretched limbs and without any inscriptions has been placed in front of the Hanuman temple.

The Eshwara temple in the village has a mere one room for performing pooja and is in a dilapidated condition though it has a number of historical inscriptions around it.

Epigraphy expert Hanumakshi Gogi, during her recent visit to the Kondoji village, has found 10 new inscriptions which were not brought to the light earlier.

Linked to Rashtrakootas

The inscription found in the premises of Gurushantagouda Patil’s house reveals that the inscription belongs to the period of Rashtrakootas. The inscription was carved during 936-939 AD when Emperor Baddegavallah was ruling the region.

The ‘Veeragallu’ kept in the back yard of Hanuman temple reveals that it belongs to the time when Kalyana Chalukya Emperor Ahavamalladevaru was in rule. The inscriptions and carvings were made in 1068 AD.

The inscriptions, stone pillar and a number of ‘Veeragallu’ date back to the period between 11th century and 13th century.

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