The Kadambas

Written by Alok Mohan on January 22, 2023. Posted in Uncategorized

Kadambas was a royal family of Karnataka, which ruled northern parts of Karnataka and Konkan.
The founder of Kadamba dynasty was Mayur Varma. He brought tribals under him, attacked the Pallava kingdom and founded the Kadamba dynasty. Banavasi, was the capital of the Kadamba empire.
Around A.D. 540, the Chalukyas of Badami defeated the Kadambas and captured their kingdom.
Inscription number 53.
Chandravalli Stone Inscription of Mayurasarman. (330-60 A.D.)
Provenance: Chandravalli, Chitaldrug (chitradurg) District, Karnataka.
Script: Middle Brahmi of the southern class of the 4th century A.D.
Language: Prakrit.
References: M.H. Krishna, Mysore Archaeological Survey,
A. R, 1929, pp.50, K.P. Jayaswal, History of India, 150-350, pp. 220f, D.C Sircar, Sel.Inss, I,  pp.473-74.
Footnote 1.
1.  From the eye-copy and facsimile in the Mysore Archeological Survey,
AR. 1929. Since the inscription is in a bad state of preservation, the readings are mostly conjectural, and hence doubtful.
2. Between 11.1 and 2 are a representation of the sun, a circle with a centre and the crescent moon.
3. Krishna दुभ
4. Krishna त्रेकुट  but there is no trace of subscript र् in his eye-copy. ड Also looks like ट in तटाकं  in his eye-copy.
5. Krisna: अभीर
Footnote 2.
1. Krishna: पारियात्रिक  
2. न is engraved above the line.
3. Krishna: सयिन्दक
4. Krishna: पुनाट
5. c Tripathi, History of Kanauj, pp.41, n., For the existence  of Mukari, a people or locality on the Ponni or Kaveri.
6. Originally a student of theology, Mayurasarman, carved a kingdom for himself out of the border lands
of the Pallava empire (See Talagunda Inscription of his descendant, Santivarman. (infra. IV, 54)
7. Traikutas or Traikutakas (people of Trikuta), a part of Aparanta (modern North Konkan.) Abhiras,
too, occupied parts of Aparanta about this period.
English Translation of the inscription.
This tank was constructed by Mayurasaman, (a scion)
of the Kadambas, who had beaten the Traikutas, (the people of Traikuta,) the Abhiras, the Pallavas, the people of Pariyatra and of Sakasthana, the Sendrakas and the people
of Punada which is modern Punnadu in southern Kanataka and the

Footnote 2.
Pariyatra mountain which is western Vindhyas and western
Aravali range. Sakasthana here seems to refer to the kingdom of the western Kshatrapas. The sendrakas ruled
somehere in Andhra Pradesh. Mukaris or Maukhads in this context, should be identified with their, southern
branch, ruling somewhere in Tamil Nadu. Punada which is
modern Pannadu, was located in southen Karnataka.
(See, Succesors of sat, pp.241-46.
The Kadamba genealogy after Mayurasarman, as reconstructed by Kielhorn (Ep.Ind,. VIII, pp.30) is
as follows:
Kakusthavarma was the most powerful ruler of the dynasty. According to Sastri and Moraes, under the rule of Kakusthavarma, the kingdom reached its pinnacle of success and the Talagunda record calls him the “ornament of the family”. The Halasi and Halmidi inscriptions also hold him in high esteem.

Krishnavarman 1, son of Kakusthavarman,
Santivarman, son of Kakusthavarman,.
Mrigesvaravarman, son of Santivarman,
Mandhatrivarman son of Santivarman,
Vishnuvarman son of Krishnavarman,
Devavarman son of Krishnavarman,
simhavarman son of Vishnuvarman,
Krishnavarman 2, son of simhavarman,.
Ravivarman son of Mrigesvaravarman,
Bhanuvarman son of Mrigesvaravarman,
Sivaratha, son of Mrigesvaravarman,
Harivaman, son of Ravivarman

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