Bibi-Ka-Makbara, Aurangabad

Aurangabad Caves, Aurangabad

Nasik Caves, Nasik

Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad

Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

Quila-I-Shakin, Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad

Epigraphical & Numismatical

District

Location

Historical Account

Medieval Account

Ahmadnagar

Adhalgaon (Shrigonda)

  • In the year of 1970-71 :- Three hundred and ninety-two silver coins of Aurangzeb and Muhammad Shah were discovered

Ahmadnagar

Ahamadnagar

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  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Seven inscription of the Nizam Shahi kings of Ahamdnagar were brought to light

  • In the year of 1972-73:- An undated record from Mandavgan, assignable on plalaeographical grounds to the 16th century, contains the name of Malik 'Ambar entitled MudabBeed Khan. An epitaph, from Nagapur, reveals the identity of the deceased, one Mirza Muhammad Taqi Dihdar, as a saint; he had died in A.H. 1069(A.D 1658-59). Re-examination of a published epigraph from Jamkhed, shows that the date of construction of a mosque is A.H. 1109(A.D 1697-98) and not A.H.1099 (A.D 1687-88)
  • In the year of 1972-73:- An inadequately published epigraph of Murtada Nizam Shah I, from Ahmadnagar, was found on re-examination to state that parched land was converted into a garden with a water-channel, and the garden was named Na'imiyya, in A.H. 979 (1571-72 A.D), through the efforts of Khwaja Husain entitled Ni'mat Khan for the use of general public and their animals. It further prohibits its sale, etc., and vests its trusteeship in his descendants. The calligrapher of these extremely well written records is Muhammad Husain. Another known record of the same king from the same place, also recording in addition to the above, the s construction of a mosque, had its date given in a chronogram, which works out to 971, which should thus be in the Shuhur and not Hijra era
  • In the year of 1978-79:- This undated and damaged inscription on a gun in the District Historial Museum, Ahmadnar, records that it was manufactured for Nawwab Buzurg Ummid Khan (Son of Aurangazeb's maternal uncle Shaista Khan) . The persons mentioned as being engaged in its manufacture include Ujjain Bhatta, Udaji Power, Buddhu Shah and a couple of others whose names are illigible.

Ahmadnagar

Dashmigavan

  • In the year of 1986-87:- Dated AG 906 (AD 1501), this record of Mahmud Shah Bahamani states that having got the happy news in a dream from Shaikh-Faridu'd-Din Ganj-I-Shankar, one Yusuf son of "Ali Shah Quaraishi, the armour bearer and the native of the town of Parenda carried out the construction of the tomb of Maliku'-Masha'ikh Makhdum Shaikh Yusuf Qattal during the time of Majlis-I-Ashraf Malik Nizamu'I-Mulk , son of Nizamu'I Mulk.

  • In the year of 1986-87:- Dated AH 1000 (AD 1591-92), this short bilingual record states that the (conservation) work was carried out by Burhan Nizam Shah II.

Ahmadnagar

Dhandharphal

  • In the year of 1990-91:- Ajit Kumar of the Aurngabad Circle of the Survey noticed and inscription in Devanagari Script at Dhandharphal Village.

Ahmadnagar

Gandegaon

  • In the year of 1973-74:- A hoard comprising thirteen gold coins (Pagodas) of Hari-Hara II of Vijayanagara dynasty was discovered

Ahmadnagar

Gondegaon (newasa)

  • In the year of 1972-73:- Thirteen gold coins issued by Sri Pratapa Harihara II of Vijayanagara were discovered as treasure trove.

Ahmadnagar

Imampur ghat

  • In the year of 1973-74:- Eight silver coins of Victoria and Edward VII two silver anklets were found as treasure trove.

Ahmadnagar

Jeur

  • In the year of 1972-73:- Seven silver rupees, two silver two-annas, one nickel two anna and one copper quarter anna belonging to Queen Victoria, Edward VII and George V, were discovered as treasure trove.

Ahmadnagar

Koregaon

  • In the year of 1967-68: - A hoard of three thousand tows hundred and seventy-one siler coins were discovered in 1966 in a dilapidated house of the village. On study the coins were found to be issues of Akbar Jahangir, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, Shah Alam Bahadur, Farruksiyar, Muhammad Shah, Ahamd Shah and Shah Alam II.

Ahmadnagar

Nagar

  • In the year of 1972-73:- A hoard of two hundred and four copper coins issued by Sivaji (Sivaraj) was found.

Ahmadnagar

Parner

  • In the year of 1964-65: - At vadzire thirteen silver coins belonging to Jahangir, Aurangzeb, Rafiu'd-Darjat and Muhammad Shah were found.

Ahmadnagar

Srrirampur

  • In the year of 1964-65: Two issues of Shah 'Alam II, a Belgian Congo coin and seventy-six putalis or imitations of Venetian ducat (fake coins) were obtained from the village Naura.

Ahmadnagar

Tarabad

  • In the year of 1960-61, Shri B.P.Bhopardicar discovered a six-line inscription on the wall of a tank recording the construction of the tank by Raghunatha Govinda Kulakarni, of mauje Tarabad, in Saka 1631(A.D 1709)

Ahmadnagar

Vadgaon

  • In the year of 1987-88: - The Aurangabad circle of the Survey found two inscriptions in Devanagari script engraved in the Siva and Vithoba temple. The inscription is dated Saka 1695 (AD 1773) engraved in the Vithoba temple built by Abaji Sonar.

Aurangabad

Ajanta

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- Two donative epigraphs, one painted and the other engraved, both in Prakrit language and in Brahmi characters of about the seond century century B.C. were found in Cave No 10 , at Ajanta. Of these, the painted one record the gift of a mendicant Dhamadeva and the other that of one Kanhaka.
  • In the year of 1979-80:- Written in paint on the northeastern wall near the standing figure of Buddha in the main hall in the ground floor of Cave 6, this inscription was discovered after chemical treatment. There are traces of three lines in Brahmi characters of the late Gupta Period; in the first line it mentions Sakya. Above this to the right there is trace of another inscription in similar characters probably reading devali.

Aurangabad

Ambad

  • In the year of 1966-67: - An epigraph dated A.H 1197 (A.D 1782-83) , containgin and Urdu poetical fragment, purporting to the constructin of a mosque, was found.

Aurangabad

Andhaner (Kannad)

  • In the year of 1966-67:- Gold plates weighing 93.31 grams, were discovered and acquired as treasure-trove finds.

Aurangabad

Aurangabad

  • .In the year of 1966-67 :- One thousand and one hundred Gadhaia coins discovered and acquired as treasure-trove finds
  • In the year of 1980-81:- In the course of exploration Shobhana Gokhale discovered silver coins of Vashisthaputra Satakarni, Vashisthaputral Pulumavi and Gautamiputra Satakarni at Aurangabad
  • In the year of 1979-80:- One lead coin of Gaja-Lakshmi type with the legend Siri Satakarni ascripbable to Satakarni II, three protated coing of Gautamiputra Satakarni , and a terracotta mould containing the negative of the obverse of the three coins with clear legend Yajnasri were noticed during explorations. One terracotta mould containing the positive impression of the reverse of a silver coin Vasishthiputra Pulumavi was identified in the collection of Shri Balasahib Patil.

  • In the year of 1961-62:- Copper plate inscription dated Saka 836 , this Sanskrit charter belongs to the reign of Rashtrakuta Indra III and registers the gift of the village Khairondi near Paittana by the king on the occasion of his coronation-ceremony. The done was Damodarabhatta who had migrated from Vengi-vishaya
  • In the year of 1974-75:- A badly damaged eigrap, records the repairs of a well carried out by Sultan, son of HizBeed Khan in Khujista Bunyad Aurangabad in the 4th regnal year of Shah 'Alam corresponding to A.H. 1177 (A.D 1763-64)
  • In the year of 1979-80:- A comparatively modern inscription set up on the door of the tomb of Rabia Daurani, states that (this )copy of the ancient are of Iran is the work of the students of the School of Art and Craft, Aurangabad.
  • In the year of 1979-80:- It records the construction of a mosque by one Musa Khan in A.H. 1079
  • In the year of 1994-95: This inlaid Persian inscription in beautiful Nastaliq characters, from a mosque in Mahalla Anguri Bagh records eulogical verses about Mughal emperor Shah Muhyiu'd-Din Muhammad Alamgir i.e. Aurangzeb, during whose reign, the humble servant Daulat by name built a mosque, referred to as Masjid al Aqsa, in AH 1096 (AD 1684-85). This inscription is noticed elsewhere with several mistakes in its reading and the date (Cf. Waqiat-I-Mamlakat-I-Bijapur Pt. III (1915) pp 58)
  • In the year of 1995-96: During the year under review a good number of epitaphs copied from Aurangaad refer to the names of some of the Deceased along with the dates of their demise, e.g. Shazada Khanam AH 1217(AD1802);Shah Nawaz Khan AH 1238(AD 1823); Nasir Ali Khan Jamadar Naghar, AH 1257 (AD 1841); Sakina Khanam, AH 1266(AD1850); Jagani Khanam, AH1266(AD 1850) and …Abadi Khanam AH1267(AD 1850-51).

Aurangabad

Bhindon

  • In the year of 1978-79:- This charter, now preserved in the Department of History and Ancient Indian Culture Marathawada University , Aurangabad is engraved in Sanskrit language and northern charcters of the ninth century, beolongs to the reign of Kakkaraja alias Pratapasila who is described as belonging to the Maharashtrakut-anvaya. It record that the feudatory ruler Svamiraja, son of Durgaraja, after obtaining the consent of his overlord, made a grant of the village Chichapalli to the brahmana Bhana-Bhatta, the sone of Kongasarma and a Kanva.

Aurangabad

Daulatabad

  • In the year of 1991-92:- Three more inscription are found inscribed over the cell-door of vihara(Cave 4) . These inscription are not quite legible but some of the letters can certainly be read and on palaeographical ground could be dated to 200-150 BC which are akin to Asokan Brahmi
  • In the year of 19 :- An inscription records the construction of a step-well in A.H. 722(A.D. 1322) during the regin of Muhammad bin Tughluq at the instance of Maliku'l Nasiru'l Mulk, on the fourteenth Rabi, I.
  • In the year of 19 :- An inscription records the construction of a mosque during the reign of Muhammad bin Tughluq at the instance of Maliku'l Nasiru'l Mulk, on the fourteenth Rabi, I, A.H.733 (3rd December 1332).
  • In the year of 19 :- An inscription refer the construction of a minaret during the reign of 'Ahmad Shah II in A.H. 849(century A.D. 1445-46) by one Parwiz Abd-I-Sultani, who was dignified with the status of mahi-o-maratib, given only to persons of the highest rank.
  • In the year of 1962-63: - A new important record of Muhammad Bin Tughluq carver on two loose slabs in the fort (no more traceable) assigns the construction of a mosque to Maliku'sh-Sharq Saifu'd-Daulat wa'd-Din Qutlugh Malik Safdar, the akhurbek-I-maisara in A.H. 733(A.D 1332-33). The work was supervised y Malik Shadi, the na'ib-I-kutwal of Deogir. It may be noted that the name of the place is given in the epigraph as Deogir and not Daulatabad
  • In the year of 1985-86:- Forteen Muslim coper coins were colleted from the vicinity of Daulatabad
  • In the year of 1986-87: - Seven copper coins belonging to medieval period were collected from the vicinity of the Daulatabad fort
  • In the year of 1995-96: This brief inscrition records only a Chronogram, yielding AH 1246(AD 1830-31) for the death of Husaini Begam Sahiba.
  • In the year of 1995-96: This inscription dated AG 1068(AD 1657-58), records the name Muhammad Husain Arab, the manufacturer of the gun named Tup-I-Fath Janggg. It further adds that (this )is the gun of Shah-I-Baland Iqbal (Tup-I-Shah-I-Baland Iqbal ast). It may be added here that Shah-I-Baland Iqbal was the title of Dara Shikoh, conferred on him by Shah Jahan felicitating the latter's 66th Lunar Beedthday on 3rd February, AD 1655.
  • In the year of 1995-96: This one ling Persian inscription on a gun simply reads Sarkar-I-Nawwab Mir Nizam Ali Khan Bahadur, which belongs to Mir Nizam Ali Khan Asaf Jah II , the fifth Asaf Jahi King who ruled during the period (AD 1761-1803)

Aurangabad

Devalzari (Jafarabad )

  • In the year of 1966-67: - One hundred and twenty-four gold coins of Yadava period was found and acquired as treasure-trove finds.

Aurangabad

Ellora

  • In the year of :- Copper coins one each of the Pallavas, Cholas, were discovered during clearance.
  • In the year of 1959-60 :- Three coins of Kumaragupta , one of the Kalachuri Krishnaraja, four of the Kadambas, two of the Gadhaiya type, were collected in the course of clearance.
  • In the year of :- 'Alua'd-Din and Muhammad Tughluq, besides those of other Tughluq and Bahmani rulers , were discovered during clearance.Silver Coins , one each of the Kadambas, Sultan Qutbu'd-Din Mubarak Shah I of the Khilji dynasty, Shah Jahan and Shah 'Alam II were also recovered.
  • In the year of 1959-60 :- one each of Muhammad Shah bin Humayun shah Bahmani, Firuz Shah Bahmaniand Ghiyasu'd-Din Tughluq I and the rest of other Bahmani rulers were collected in the course of clearance.

Aurangabad

Gangapur

  • In the year of 1979-80:- This inscripition records the construction of a mosque by Hadi in A.H.1102 (A.D 1690-91)

Aurangabad

Gevrai (paithan)

  • In the year of 1966-67: - Tow hundred and sisty-eight silver coins of the Brithish rulers were discovered and acquired as treasure-trove finds.

Aurangabad

Hati

  • In the year of 1985-86:- An eeight line painted inscription in Sanskrit language and Nagari Characters was noticed on one of the walls of an eighteenth century temple.

Aurangabad

Jafarabad

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- One cannon of the Faruqi kings was found in compound of the police Chowki at Jafarabad, bears an inscription stating that it was cast in Asir fort, under the immediate supervision of Bara Malik, Son of KaBeedaju'u(?) in A.H 985 (A.D 1577-78)
  • In the year of 1966-67 :- An inscription, records the construction of the fort in A.H. 1032 (A.D 1622-23) during the reign of Jahangir by Ibrahim Husain, entitled 'Aqidat Khan, the Bakhshi , under the order of prince Shah Jahan. This beautiful epigraph which mentions Yasin Jaunpuri as the mason, is one more epigraph designed by the calligraphist Khalf at -Tabrizi.
  • In the year of 1966-67 :- One Mughal official Ri'ayat Khan 'Alamgir Shahi finds mention in a record ,(cf. Gazetteer of Aurangabad, Mumbai, 1884,p.847), which records the construction of mosque in A.H. 1076(A.D 1665-66).

Aurangabad

Khuldabad

  • In the year of 1979-80:- A fragmentary records of Alaud-Din Ahmed II (A.D 1436-58) mention Parwiz, the deputy (?) of the king , whose inscription have been traced in the surrounding of Khuldabad and Kaghzipura (Ep. Ind. Ar. Pers. Sup., 1964, PP 38-39)
  • In the year of 1979-80:- An epigraph assigns the construction of a mosque to Sadiq in A.H. 1078 (A.D 1667-68) . According to a damaged inscription from Khuldabad the tomb of Mah Begam a disciple of Banda Nawaz, was built in A.H. 1134 (A.D 1721-22) . Another epitaph from the same place mentions Sayyida Begam a servant, (Khadima, disciple) of Banda Nawaz Gaisu Daraz Husaini.
  • In the year of 1979-80:- An inscription belonging to the reign of Aurangzeb states that a mosque ws constructed in the enclosure of the tomb of the saint Jalaul-Haq, in A.H 1081(A…D 1670-71) by Musa Khan, out of his own money.
  • In the year of 1995-96: This inscription points to the grave as that of Shahzada Azam Shah who having got wounded in the battle of Sarai Jaju, breathed his last. It also records the Chronogram, hai Muhammad Azam, yielding AH 1119(AD 1707) as the year of his death .

Aurangabad

Lasur

  • In the year of 1985-86:- Oth the two Nagari inscriptions, one runs into two lines and is dated in the Saka year 1571(AD 1659). It is inscribed on a dressed stone on the banks of the river Sivan.. The second inscription contains eight lines and is inscribed on a sone at the courtyard wall of the Durga Temple

Aurangabad

Paithan

  • In the year of 1966-67: - Gold ornaments weighing 12.4 grams. Discovered and acquired as treasure-trove finds.
  • In the year of 1980-81:- One thousand five hundred coins Maharaja Ranjit Singh, two thousand seven hundred forty-six of the Delhi Sultanate and foru hundred ninety-six gold coins and mohars of the Lahore Darbar were acquired from Paithan Treasury under the Indian Treasure Trove Act 1878
  • In the year of 1986-87: - Ten lead, potin and copper coins of early historical period , thirteen copper coins of medieval period and five lead and potin coins of Satavahana period were collected from the ancient site Paithan.

Aurangabad

Pal

  • In the year of 1985-86:- A two lines inscription was noticed on the beam of the mandapa of a Hemadpanti temple

Aurangabad

Phulambri

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Inside a broken jar of brass five hundred and seventy-two silver issues of Aurangzeb, Jahandar Shah,Farrukhsiyar, Kambaksh, Ahamd Shah, Alamgir II and Shah 'Alam II were forund with a copper coin of queen Victoria dated A.D, 1862.
  • In the year of 1995-96: This metical record in Persian Speaks about the death of Saintly person Shah Wali in AH 1170(AD 1756-57). Its text was composed by Sayyid Shah Azimud Din Qadiri son of Sayyid Wali Thani.

Aurangabad

Pitalkhora

  • In the year of :- One of the two Brahmi inscriptions records the gift of a native of Dhenuataka, whicle the other engraved on a pilaster in Cave 4 , the gift of a nun.
  • In the year of 1990-91:- Shri. S.K.Mittra of the Aurangabad circle of the Survey noticed Brahmi inscription over the pilaster of the Cave 4. It has six letters, reading Bhatarabhitaya. On palaeographical ground the inscription can be dated to second century BC.
  • In the year of 1991-92:- During the course of inspectin of Pitalkhora caves , seven painted and one inscribed inscription were forn The first seven insription on palaeographical grounds range in date between second century and fourth-fifth centyry A.D While the last one, in Kaithi script gives a dat in Saka samvat 1498(AD 1578). These inscription in Sanskrit language are all donatory in nature as could be noticed fro the primary reading; 1, deva dharmmoyadrasate tisho moni tangch yadatraponya; ma(tru)(pi)to purvangemakrutva satvana(ma) nutura sukhena vaptavesa; 2, eya dharmmoya sakya bhikashu(Beed)bhasya (veer bhasya) yadatra punya sarva satvana (ma)(no) ttara; 3, deya dharmmoya sakya bhikshu vvisnonama……….; 4, Ilegible; 5, chi ma la bha sa ha; 6 deya dharmmoya sakya bhikshu; 7, (de) dharmmoyata; and 8, saka (saka samvat) 14 (9) 8 (in Kaithi Modiscript)

Aurangabad

Rohilgarh

  • In the year of 1970-71 :- This inscription found in the Badnapur vesa at the village records the construction of Kirttana by a local Patil in A.D 1270.

Aurangabad

Shahgadh

  • In the year of 1966-67: - According to a fragmentary record of Akbar found, which assigns the construction of some edifice to Wafadar Khan in Ilahi year 42, A.H. 1006(century A.D.1597-98) price Murad who had conquered Dakan (Deccan) was thinking of making the town his capital of the region for consolidtion and further expansion.
  • In the year of 1966-67 :- one records assigns the completion of its lofty fort in A.G.1049(A.D 1639-40) to the efforts of Ibrahim al-Musawi.
  • In the year of 1966-67:- An epigraph of Auranbzeb, dated A.H. 1070(A.D 1660), is interesting in that is proclaims the place to be a Khalisa land. It also refers to an official Sultan Singh Karori, as having taken steps (by constructing some structure ( ?) to make the local market (gudhri) prosperous.
  • In the year of 1966-67 :- An epigraph recording the completion of some edifice in .H. 1094 (A.D 1683), refers to one Gobardhan Das as an official and also mentions the place as included in the Jagir of Umdatu'l-Mulk Khan-I-Jahan Bahadur Zafar Jang Kokaltash
  • In the year of 1966-67 :- Another records mention the construction (of a gate?) in A.H 1106 (A.D 1694-95), when Khwaja Zafaru'llah Naqshandi was the Faujdar.
  • In the year of 1966-67 :- An epigraph from same place , registers the demise of a foreigner (an Armenian ?), whose own name is lost, but whose father's name was Hurmazdyar.

Aurangabad

Shivana (sillod)

  • In the year of 1966-67: - One hundred and eighty-three silver coins of the British rulers were discovered and acquired as treasure-trove finds.

Aurangabad

Varakheda

  • In the year of 1979-80:- This embossed inscription is now preserved in the Soneri Mahal State Musum at Auragabad . It records the completion of the construction of a bathing ghat on the bank of the river Godavari in Saka year 1711(A.D 1789)

Aurangabad

Waregaon

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- Tow hundred and fifty silver coins of Shah Alam II, discovered and acquired as treasure-trove finds.

Beed

Ashti

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- Two inscription from mosque credit the celebrated Sha'ista Khan with its constructional AH 1027 (AD 1661-62) and state that its two reservoirs supplied water to the city. Their text was both composed and inscribed by Mirza Muhammad , son of Muhammad Sharif, with the poetical name Yumni. The same Yamni had constructed a mosque near by, a year earlier as mentioned in its inscription also composed by him . He appears to have been poet of merit and calligraphist of great skill.
  • In the year of 1971-72:- The Government of Maharashtra sanctioned the distribution of the treasure-trove of twelve silver coins.
  • In the year of 1986-87:- A badly damaged epitaph recording the death of Nahar Khan in AH 1119 (AD 1707-08) was found at Ashti
  • In the year of 1993-94:- This badly damaged Persian record of Shah Alamgir, i.e. Aurangzeb (A D 1658-1707) written in Nastaliq characters, registers the construction of a mosque with the efforts and under the supervision of Qadi (name lost) when (Nahar Khan) Ghori was the Deshmukh (i.e. revenue officer ) to the Pargana.

Beed

Beed

  • In the year of 1965-66 :- According to one more inscription of Shah Alam I , Dayanat Ram, son of KhemChand, a Khatri resident of Khurshab in Punjab who had settled down at Beed, constructed a well for the use of travelers.
  • In the year of 1965-66: - A new inscription of another well-known official Sadr Shah, who was for some time governor of Beed under Ghaziu'd-Din Firuz Jang, and a number of whose inscriptions is found in different parts of the country. Composed, as some of his other inscriptions, by his son Muhammad Shah, it records the election a mosque in A.H. 1116(A.D 1704-05)
  • In the year of 1981-82:- On re-examination of a published epigraph from Beed (Epigraphia Ino-Moslemica, 1921-22. p 13, pl Ia) it was found, to contain the date of the construction of a well in the time of Jahangir as AH 1036 (AD 1626-27) and not AH 1034 (AD 1624-25) as read earlier. Similarly on re-examination another published inscription of Aurangzeb from Beed was found to contain the date as regnal year 24, AH 1091(AD 1680) and not regnal year 4, AH 1071. One more published record from the same place , dated in the thirteenth regnal year of Muhammad Shah, AH 1143 (AD 1730-31) , has Nibalkar (Nimbalkar) as the surname of the builder, Rao Sultanji.
  • In the year of 1986-87:- An interesting and historical epitaph states that in his twenty-fifty regnal year, Sultan Abu'z-Zafar Muhyiu,d-Din Muhammad Aurangzeb Bahadur 'Alamgir Badshah Ghazi, after the conuest of the kingdoms of Marwar and that of the Rana of Mewar, had encamped in the Deccan in pursuit of the rebellious (prince) Akbar. He conquered the Kingdome of Bijapur, Hyderavbad and Adoni, and the forts of Rahheri , Satara, Narnala, Jinji etc. In his forty sixth regnal year, when the fort of Khelna, one of the strongest forts of Deccan was besiegned, the emperoro conferred the Govermorship of the province extending from Bijapur to Khujista Bunyad(i.e. Aurangabad) to Nawwab "Umdatu'I-Mulk Ghaiu'd-din Khan Bahadur Firuz Jang. It was in the aforesaid regnal year corresponding to AH 1113 (AD 1701) that a lofty place of prayer (i.e. Idgah on which it appears) was completed under the Superintendence of Haji Sadr Shah who as the deputy of Umdatu'I-Mulk had been posted at Beed(i.e.Beed) for its administration . Another badly damaged inscription of Ahmad Shah (AD 1748-54) also records the construction of a mosque

Beed

Chakalamba

  • In the year of 1984-85:- A damaged inscrition forund engraved on a temple is in Nagari character of about the sisteenth century AD

Beed

Chausala

  • In the year of 1986-87:- According to an epitaph from Chausala the construction of the blessed mosque was completed in AH 1272 (AD 1855-56) by Burhan Baig, the deputy, at the order of Sayyid Sharafu'd-Din 'Ali Khan , the governor (hakim) of the province of Beed.

Beed

Dharmapuri

  • In the year of 1973-74:- An idifferently engraved inscription in Nagari characters and Sanskrit language, refers itself to the reign of Bhulokamalla or Somesvara III of the Kalyana Chalukya family and is dated in the cyclic year Pramadi (A.D 1133). It seems to record the establishment of a (So)ma-yara-vipanih (Monday-mart) (?) AT Dharmapuri. A certain Kirtti-varma-nripati is mentioned towards the end. The inscription was written by Ekama.
  • In the year of 1984-85:- This inscrition noticed on a stone slab on the west inner fortification wall is in Nagari charactes o about the fifiteenth century A.D , and it consists of twenty lines each having eight to twelve letters.
  • In the year of 1984-85:- Engraved on a stone slab on the north inner fortification wall, the inscription is in Kannada language and charcters of about the twelfth century Adand it constins of sisteen lines each having eighteen to twenty-two letters recording some grants made to a Jaina basadi

Beed

Dharur

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Two inscription in Nagari characters of Saka 1598 (A.D 1676) and 1604 (A.D, 1682) refer to the construction of a well, The later one also mentions the builder Mahadji Trimal.
  • In the year of 1965-66 :- An epigraph, dated A.H.981 (A.D 1573-74) , assigns the construction of a mosque to Sanjar Khan in the reign of Murtad I . Another record from the same place, a bilingual one, also of the time of Murtada I , refers to the appointment of Ahmad Aqa as the custodian of the fort and construction, by him in A.H 985 (A.D 1577) of a bastion named after the king . A bilingual inscription of Burhan Nizam Shah was found. It was set up in Shuhur San 1007 (A.D 1606-07) as a milestone indicating the road to Ahmadnagar .

Beed

Georai

  • In the year of 1986-87:- A short record from Georai refers to the construction of an "Idgah by "Abdu'n-Nabi in AH 1078 (AD 1667-68) .
  • In the year of 1986-87:- This record of the time of Aurangzeb states that a fort in the town of Georai was completed during the administration of Sardar Khan Tarin, the faujdar of the Paragana of Beed(i.e. Beed) through the efforts and under the superintendence of Azmat Khan Lodi (?) in the twenty-second regnal year of the king i.e. AH 1089(AD 1678).

Beed

Khadkighat

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- A hoard of two hundred and twelve silver coins, consisting of ankushi rupees and coins of Indo-British mintage, was found in the river bed.

Beed

Khandewadi

  • In the year of 1973-74:- One gold coin of and Egyptian ruler and seven gold ornaments were found as treasure-trove finds.

Beed

Kolegaon

  • In the year of 1988-89: - S.L.Jadhav of the Aurangabad ciecle of the Survey discovered a Devanagri inscription engraved on the pillar of the Siva temple datable to the eighteenth century A.D

Beed

Manjegaon

  • In the year of 1986-87:- Two almost identical inscription of the tomb of Aurangzeb records the construction of a mosque in AH 1104(AD 1692-93) by Qadi Abdul'I-Qadir.

Beed

Manur

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Bearing Saka 1170 (A.D 1248) as its date, this Marathi-Nagari inscription belongs to the reign of the Yadava king Krishna alias Kanharadeva and records the building of a temple by Thoratha, the brother-in-law of Krishna. Another inscription of Saka 1638 (A.D 1716), which is in the Naganatha temple, also refers to the construction of a shrine.

Beed

Nalkole

  • In the year of 1968-69: - Two hundred and ten silver issues of the Mughal rulers were found in course of digging in a matha.

Beed

Pachegaon

  • In the year of 1993-94: This metrical Persian record , executed in beautiful Nastaliq style, assigns the construction of a mosque (evidently the idgah on which it appears) to Muhamad Fadil Saudagar (i.e. trader ) during the reign of Farrukh Siyar (AD 1712-19) . It further records that the builder Muhammad Fadil belonged to a noble Ghori tribe and originally hailed from Khushab (now in the Punab province of Pakistan)

Beed

Pali

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- This incomplete and damaged Sanskrit inscription in Nagari characters of the thirteenth century engraved ona slab in the Mahadeva temple mentions Jejakabhukti in the introductory verses and contains a genealogical account of the Yadava dynasty up to Simhana. It seems to record gift of land by a Chandratreya king from the banks of Yamuna.

Beed

Pathrur

  • In the year of 1986-87: - An epitaph of Aurangzeb states that during the time of 'Umdatu'I-Mulk Nawwab Ghaziu'd-Din (khan), Haji 'Abdul'llah Mujahid Khani constructed a mosque near the tomb of Shaikh (Khwaja Mahmud Shah Siddiqi) in the forty-seventh regnal year of the king AH 1115 (AD 1703-04)

Beed

Pipala Jagir

  • In the year of 1993-94: This Perso-Marathi bilingual inscription fixed on a haveli, records in its Persian text (the construction of the haveli evidently on which it appears ) by Sri Narsingh Sahai Janu Sarzi Rao Dule, Muqaddam (and ) Patwari of Mauda Pepila Buzurg, Pargana Beed, Tappa Georai, in Fasli 1167 (AD 1757-58). Marathi version purporting the same as above is dated in Saka 1679 corresponding to the above mentioned Fasli date.

Beed

Sirsala

  • In the year of 1993-94: This badly damaged inscription copied from the dargah of Shaikh Farid Tawakkal Allah, assigns the renovation (evidently of the said dargah ) to Malik Mubarak, son of Khan-I-Azam Itimad Khan. Other detailed being lost, its calligraphy in Naskh characters tending to Riqa is datable to the sixteenth century.

Beed

Sugaon

  • In the year of 1965-66: - Eighty copper coins of the Bahmani ruler Kalimu'llah Shah were obtained as treasure-trove.

Beed

Talevada

  • In the year of 1961-62: - Two dipa-mals in front of a temple of Bhavani bear inscriptions dated Saka 1701 and 1704, furnishing the date of its construction and the name of the donor.

Beed

Talwada

  • In the year of 1990-91:- Shri. S.L.Jadhav of the Aurangabad Circle of the Survey noticed an inscription on the dipastambha of the temple in the village.

Beed

Umapur

  • In the year of 1993-94: This damaged metrical record in Persian, executed in Nastaliq hand, speaks about the installation of Qadam-I-Rasul (foot-print of the Prophet ) by Sayyid Igrahim who expired in AH 1179(AD 1765). It further states that son Sayyid Husain was the spiritual successor of the deceased.

Dhulia

Amba

  • In the year of 1973-74:- One hundred and four silver and one coper coins , including issues of Jahangir, Shah Jahan and Aurangzeb, were acquired as treasure trove.

Dhulia

Archade

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Fifty-seven silver coins one of Akbar , three of Shah Jahan and fiftythree of Aurangzeb were found in a hoard.

Dhulia

Bhamer

  • In the year of 1962-63 :- This new epigraph of Bahadur Shaah is important in indicationg the extent of the kingdom of Gujarat. Executed in crude style it assigns the construction of a mosque in A.H.936(A,D 1529-30) to a lady (name not specified) who is mentioned as the mother of Dilawar Khan the martyr, daughter of Malik Ghiyathu'd-Din Khatri and wife of Alp Khan.

Dhulia

Boradi

  • In the year of 1974-75:- Shri S.A.Sali of the Survey notice two inscribed Jaina thirthankara images in the compound of a High School.
  • In the year of 1962-63: - The record in Marathi language and Nagari characters of the fourteenth century and dated Srimikha(A.D 1333-34) mention Suratana Mahamanda, who may be the same as Sultan Muhammad bin Tughluq. , records the construchtion of a wall and a temple by Melugideva, son of Singhanandeva apparently members of the Seuna family (i.e. the Yadavas of Devgiri)

Dhulia

Karle

  • In the year of 1973-74:- Thirty-two copper issues of Muhamud Shah I of Surat were obtained under the Treasure Trove Act 1878

Dhulia

Nandurbar

  • In the year of 1983-84:- The inscription on a Gun states that this gun of auspicious victory was (manufuactured) in the fort in AH 961(AD 1553-54) at the order of Mubarak Shah (II) son of Adil Shah (III) Faruqi.

Dhulia

Shahane

  • In the year of 1973-74:- Twenty-six silver issues of Jahangir and Aurangzeb were acquired as treasure trove.

Dhulia

Songir

  • In the year of 1981-82:- An inscription of the time of Shah Alam II records the construction of an 'Idgah and an endowment of seven bighas of land under the village Songir for its maintenance in AH 1189 (AD 1775-76)

Dhulia

Thalner

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- The two charters of the Kumbhakarna family in Sanskrit and the Southern alphabet of about the seventy century were issued by Maharaja Bhanusema, son of Maharaja Svamira, of the Kumbharkarna family. Both the charters record a gift of land to a brahmana named Nagavasu, son of Bhattisura, belonging to Gautama-sagotra and to the Vajasaneyi branch of the Yajurvedaa and hailing from Sthalaka-nagara. Both these records are dated in the thirtieth year, probably of the reign of the ruler Bhanusena. . The charters were written by one Deva, son of Prithvideva and the dutaka was Nagadasa who is described as a pratihara.
  • In the year of 1961-62:- This inscription fixed over the door of one of the tombs of the Faruqi Kings at Thalner records the demise in A.H.861 (A.D 1457) of Mubarak Khan whose title is given as Mu'inu'd-Dunya wa'd-Din
  • In the year of 1981-82:- A metrical epigraph of the time of Tukoji I Holkar (of Indore )from Thalner records the construction of an Idah in AH 1201 (AD 1786-87) by Muhammad Sharif, son of Shahji, Secretary (DaBeed) to the chief and a native of Patan. It was inscribed by on Quraishi.

Dhulia

Wadi

  • In the year of 1961-62: - A hoard of one hundred and thirtysix coins of Mahmud III of Gujarat and one probably of a ruler of Khandesh was discovered.

Gadchiroli

Wardha

  • In the year of 1972-73: - Six gold coin belonging to Somanga Deva and gold ornaments were found as treasure trove.

Jalgaon

Bahadurpur

  • In the year of 1977-78:- The fragmentary inscription states that the work of construction of the gate of the town(?) completed in Fasli 1117 (A.D 1709) was carried out under the supervision of Muhammad Wazir (?) Khan Lodi , the Deputy (Na'ib) Faujdar of Suri (?) Khan, alias 'Abdu'llah Khan.

Jalgaon

Dharangaon

  • In the year of 1968-69 :- Two silver coins of Aurangzeb of the Surat mint were discovered in the village.

Jalgaon

Kalighat

  • In the year of 1990-91:- Shri P.N.Kamble of the Aurangabad Circle of the Survey , during his exploration, noticed a rock-cut temple measuring 12 X 12 X 5 cm at Kalighat in Chalisgaon.

Jalgaon

Marwad

  • In the year of 1980-81:- This is a record in Urdu and states that the work of construction of the village gateway was completed in AH. 1294 (AD 1877) by the inhabitants of the village under the supervision of Gopa Patel.

Jalgaon

Mehun

  • In the year of 1986-87:- This Sanskrit inscription is early Nagari characters is engraved on a slab in the temple of Mukta Bai on the bank of the river Tapti. It belongs to the reign of the Rashtrakuta emperor Govinda III , who was also konwnas Jagattunga dn Srivallabha and is dated Saka 728 (AD 806). This important inscription refers in the introductory portion of the text to the construction of a temple for the Sun-god named herein Mugdhaditya by Subhakanta, A Haihaya chieftain, who had obtained the lordshio of Sompili-nagara by the grace of Vikramaditya, obviously one of the two rulers of that name, belonging to the Chalukya dynasty of Vatapi. The inscription further states that the temple had fallen into disrepair in course of time that it was recondstructed by the Rashtrakuta emperor , the work of reconstruction having started in the Saka year 728. The reconstruction was executed by the architect (sthapati) Naruka Upadhyaya. After referring to an earlier grant of land made by king Satyasraya, obviously one of the Vatapi Chalukya rulers, the inscrition refers to the grands mad in the Saka year 747(AD 825) during the reign of Srivallabh Amoghavarsha of the Raashtrakuta family to the same god herein called Ugadityabhattaraka. The inscrition was engraved by Naviyappa, son of Sankaragana on the orders of the emperor.

Jalgaon

Muktal (bhusawal)

  • In the year of 1972-73:- One hundred twenty-one silver rupee coins and ten gold sovereigns of Victoria, George V and Edward VII were acquired as treasure trove

Jalgaon

Pahur

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Twenty- nine silver coins of Aurangzeb were obtained as treasure-trove from the village Fattehpur.

Jalgaon

Shagaon

  • In the year of 1972-73: - A silver issue of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb was obtained by the Directorate of Archives and Archeology, Maharashtra.

Jalgaon

Shendurni

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Compound wall of a mosque records the construction a bastion under orders from the king presumably by Hushyar Khan, son of Baid Khan Sarwani Zai , the shahan. Its date A.H.1034(A.D 1624-25) falls in the reign of Murta Nizam Shah II.

Jalgaon

Talwel (Bhusawal)

  • In the year of 1972-73:- One hundred twenty-one silver rupee coins and ten gold sovereigns of Victoria, George V and Edward VII were acquired as treasure trove .

Jalgaon

Tondapur

  • In the year of 1968-69 :- An inscription of the Mughals was found a damaged of the time of Aurangzeb which sttes that Hatim (Baig)constructed a step-wll for the merit of his brother Burhan Baig.

Jalna

Hasnabad

  • In the year of 1993-94: This loose and damaged Persina epigraph lying in the local idgah assigns the erection of an auspicious edifice (i.e. idgah) to Siddi Srwar in AH 1125 (AD 1713). Its metrical text is carved in Nastaliq charcters.

Jalna

Ranjani

  • In the year of 1993-94: This Persian epigraph records the construction of a mosque by Amir Ali, son of Husain Shah in AH 1173 (AD 1760).

Kolaba

Dive-agar

  • In the year of :- Four copper-plate occurred from this place.The Sanskrit in charter secured from the place, the earliest is dated in the twentyfourth year of the rule of the Western Ganga King Durvinita. Engraved in the southern alphabet of the fifth century A.D , this charter records the roual grant of land in Churura and of a tank in Kovalala Vishaya to the Brahmana Senasarman.

· The Second , also engraved in the southern alphabet and dated Saka 649(A.D 727-28) in the reign of Jayasraya Mangalarasa of the Gujarat branch of the Chalukyas, records the gift of the village Talavallika in the Pathika-vishaya by prince Dharasraya Jyaasimha to the goddess Katyayani whose image was set up on the bank of the temple tank( deva-droni) in Kadadroho-Votinera.

· The third, in Nagari Charcters, records Silahara Chhittaparaja's gift of twenth dramas in Saka 949 (A.D 1027-28) to Brahmana Govinda of Dipakagara for the main tenence of a garden Gummarama stated to have been given to him by dandanayaka Nagaravarman.

· The Fourth also in Nagari charctrs, is dated Saka 975(A.D 1053-54) and in the form of vyavastha-patra issued by Padmaladevi and renewed by Silahara Mummniraja regarding the taxes to be collected from Dipakagara and other villages.

Kolaba

Janjira

  • In the year of 1959-60 :- The members of the ruling family of Janjira, viz. Sidi Sumbul, son of Raihan, Sidi Abbas, and Zuhra, wife and Halima, daughter of Sidi Surur, alias Yaqut Khan, are the subjeet-matter of four epitaphs dated in A.H.1087(A.D 1676-77), A.H.1091(A.D 1680), A.H. 1098(A.D 1686) and A.H. 1120(A.D 1708) respectively. An epigraph, now fixd on the wall of the Musafaron-ki-Masjid, states that Fahim Khan, who was sent by Nizam Shah (Murtada I of Ahmadnagar) to take charge of and to repair the fort, carried out the repairs to the fort and constructed large bastions in A.H. 984(A.D 1576-77)
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- A group of ten epitaphs of the members of the family of Yaquat Khan Jamdar and Sidi Yaqub Khan and of Sidi Khairiyat Khan were bears the dates between A.H. 1096(A.D 1685) and A.H. 1141(A.D 1728-29)
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Five inscription of Sidi Surur Yaqut Khan, the ruler of Janjira, were noticed at Janjira. One of them records the date of foundation of the two Hulmuk bastions and strengthening the fort of Jazira by Sidi Surur in A.H.1111(A.D 1699-1700), while the second date five years later records the date of completion.The third states that yaquat Khan established himself in Konkaon and constructed anew the storn fort of Janzira A…1140(A.D 1727-28); it further states that he head assumed independence in the A.H.1118(A.D. 1706-07). The last record is badly damaged . It seems to record that fort of Jazira was originally constructed Fahim Khan during the time of Nizam Shah of Dakan ( IAR:-1959-60.p 63) in the time of Yaqut Khan.

Kolaba

Khokri

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- A group of ten epitaphs of the members of the family of Yaquat Khan Jamdar and Sidi Yaqub Khan and of Sidi Khairiyat Khan were bears the dates between A.H. 1096(A.D 1685) and A.H. 1141(A.D 1728-29)

Kolaba

Pachad

  • In the year of 1976-77:- The Epitaph found at Pached near Raigadh fort records the construction of a fort at Raheri called Islamgadh in A.H. 1107 (A.D. 1695-96) in the time of emperor "Alamgir"(Aurangzeb) by Haji 'Abdu'r-Razzaq; its metrical text was composed by Mu'jiz.

Kolaba

Rajpuri

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Inscription pertaining of the construction of the bastion, forts and mentioning officials were found. Records A.H. 786(A.D 1266) as the date of the death of a child of Malik Mufarrn Sultani, the royal dawidar and later on governor of Gujarat.

Kolhapur

Alabad

  • In the year of 1980-81:- Dated A.H 1003(AD 1594-95), it records the construction of a mosque named Masjid-e-Husaini at Alyabad situated in the village of Kapshi in Hikori (Hukkeri) Pargana by Saifud-Din Kamal of the family of Sayyid Muhammad Husaini in the reign of Ibrahim Adil Shah, when the ministership was held by Ikhlass Khan.

· An epitaph from the place states that Ahmadan, son of Ali Bakhshi (?) Asad Khani died in AH 972(AD 1564-65) , it was inscripbed by a poet with the nom-de-plume Soz.

Kolhapur

Bhadole

  • In the year of 1980-81:- A metrical epigraph of (Ibrahim) Adil Shah (I) records the construction of a mosque in AH 959 (AD 1551-52) by Bijli Khan. Zauqi composed it. Another record refers to the complection of the constructuon of a building (evidently the mosque on which it is found) in AH 961( AD 1552)

Kolhapur

Chandgarh

  • In the year of 1965-66 :- A treasure-trove consisting of four silver coins of the East Indian Company and forty-two silver issues of the native state of Kolhapur was reported. Nine of the Kolhapur rupees also bear the name of the Mughal emperor Shah 'Alam II.

Kolhapur

Kolhapur

  • In the year of 1970-71 :- Two Copper plate inscriptions in Sanskrit language and in southern characters of the Sixth-Seventh centuries A.D, were issued from Prithiviparvata in the thirty-first year of the reign of the Bhoja king Prithivimallavarman and record grants of lands made to the brahmana Sivaryya of Kaundinya-gotra. For both the charters the executor (ajnapli) was the bhojaka Nidhivara and the charters were written by Siridama (mentioned as Sridama in one of the sets) who is described in one charter as belonging to Adirahasiya-kula and in the other as Rahasika.
  • In the year of 1980-81:- Of the two coins discovered by Shobhana Gokhale, the copper one is of Sivala of Kura dynasty and bears the legend Sivalasa in Brahmi and a figure of lion facing left on the obverse and chaitya and tree within - railing on the reverse. The silver coin is of the Yadava King Mahadeva and bears the depiction of a lion facing left on the obverse and Devanagari legend Sri Mahade on the revrse.
  • In the year of 1964-65 :- This damaged inscription in Kannada written in characters of about the twelfth century and found at the Town Hall Garden, Kolhapur , contains and eulogy of the saint Nelliyadeva and refers to the rule of Chalukya Ahavamalladeva.
  • In the year of 1982-83:- The charter in Kannada language including characters is dated Saka 1077 (AD 1154) . The record belonging to the regin of Gandaraditya of the Silahara family, states that his feudatory Mahamandalesvare javaditya was governing from Aulavada. It mentions Kuchiraja as the grandson of Satvin-Drottama Pampa and as the father of Kappadeva alias Kappana who is referred to as the Mahamatya Mahapratihara and Sandhivigrahi of Vijayaditya. The record registers the grant of and house-site, at Siriguppe near Mirinje-nadu, earlier granted by Kuchiraja, at the inscrrpition of Kappadeva, by Mahamandalesvara Vijayaditya, for the ashtavidharchane of the deity untinathadeva, the basadi situated at Kolhapura, repairs to the basadi and feeding of the acetics therin. The grant was made over to Vardhamana bhattaraka, disciple of Kukkuta-Maladhari-swami, belonging to Mula-Sngha, Desiya-Gana and Pustaka-gachcha. The option furnishes the earliest copperplate reference for Pampa, the famous court-poet of Pulkesari of the Chalukya dynasty of Vemulavada.

Latur

Bhingoli

  • In the year of 1987-88: - This incomplete inscription in Kannada language and charcters, is engraved on a slab fixed at the entrache of Hanumanji-mandir. It is dated in the second regnal year (AD 1176-77) of the Kalachuri king Sankaradeva and refers to the rule of Kesimaya-dandanayaka over Homnoduru seven to a half division . The latter is credited with epithets like Lala Kamnnada-samdhivigrahi, Bhattara-niyogodhipati, etc.

Latur

Udgir

  • In the year of 1989-90:- The first inscription engraved on the pedestal of the image of Chandraprapha, is in corrupt Sanskrit language and Nahari Characters . Dated Vikrama 1548 (AD 1491), it refers to the obeisance of Bhattaraka Sri Jinachandra of Mulasangha and that of Javaraja.
  • In the year of 1989-90:- Another Inscpition engraved on the pedestal of the image of Parsvanatha kept in the mandir, is in ocal dialect and Nagari characters and is dated Vikrama 1581 (AD 1524). After mentioning the pedigree of the preceptors of the Mula-sangha, Sarasvati-gachchaha, Balatkara-gana and Kundalkind-anvaya, the epigraph refers to the making of the image.

Mumbai

Kanheri

  • In the year of 1971-72: - A broken piece of a pot with inscription on it in Southern characters of about the end of the fifth century A.D. and in Sanskrit language, was discovered in Cave No 25 at Kanheri. The inscription appears to read Ahudissa ghatah, probably connoting that the pot belonged to a certain Ahudi.
  • In the year of 1977-78:- Seventeen epitaphs giving the names of teachers along with their high qualifications were discovered by Dr. Shobhana Gokhale. Palaeographically they range in dates from circa A.D. 600-700.
  • In the year of 1978-79:- Two inscription discovered near Kanheri are datable palaeographically to circa A.D 500-650 and throw light on the monastic institution there. It is for the first time that one gets the evidence of the teachers' tradition in the Buddhist caves of Western India. In the Second inscription the name of a hero named Sami, Who was Andhakavira is mentioned.
  • In the year of 1980-81:- Two commemorative stone inscription giving the names of the monks were found during exploration of the place . Palaeographically the epitaphs may be dated between century AD 500-600.

Mumbai

Kondivte

  • In the year of 1979-80:- An inscription from Cave 12 in Brahmi characters and Prakrit language, datable to the second-first century B.C, records the grant of a vedika ('Railing') by a person hailing from Paithan. Another above the window, in Cave 8 in the Brahmi script and Prakrit language, belongs to the second century B.C, and records the grant of a vayika-Suchi('window with a perforated rail pattern')

Mumbai

Mumbai

  • In the year of 1962-63 :- Kharoshthi Inscription , Prince of Wales Museum , Mumbai having the engraved rim of the bowl stated to have been discovered in Gandhara, the inscription contains the Shahbazgarhi version of the Seventh Rock-edict of Asoka.
  • In the year of 1962-63 :- Copper Plate charter from Sir Walter Ellot's Collections , Impression from Prince of Wales Museum , Mumbai:- This charter in Sanskrit and Tamil Language engraved in Grantha charcters of about the twelfth century records the grand of Chintakamanta alias Rayarpuram to Perumal Somayaji-bhata for the merit of Rayideva by Alluganga, his nephew, when Vaidumba Gandadeva-maharaja was rulling from andapp under the leadership of sumana where geneology is starts from the Moon. The doneee among several Brahmanas distributed lands in the granted village.
  • In the year of 1972-73:- Dated in Saka 1204 (A.D 1282-83), this inscription in Kannada characters and language, engraved on a slab kept in the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai , records the death of Basaveya-nayaka after felling three adversaries in a battle he had fought against thirty persons on the road to Sogala. An undated Kannada inscription engraved in characters of about the 12th century on a zodiac stone kept in the same Museum records that Gumdisetti of Hiriyakeri caused the surya-kirana to be made.
  • In the year of 1998-99:- From Mumbai proper come a couple of records in Persian recording the death os Saintly figure Hadrat Sayyid Husain alias Mastan Shah Qadiri in AH 1203(AD 1788-89) and the other in metrical Urdu composed by Tajammul and calligraphed by Taiyab Husain Ridawi, registering the erection of a mosque by Haji Adam son of Siddiq in AH 1321(AD 1903-04)

Mumbai

Pawai

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- The inscription registers a gift of a land by mahasananta sri-Siupa to the wife of one Nagudaustara (Nagadevesvara)in village Pauve (Powai)

Nanded

Andga

  • In the year of 1973-74:- A treasure trove, comprising six gold pagodas of Vijayaagara ruler Pratapadeva Raya, was obtained.

Nanded

Ardhapur

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- An inscription dated Saka 1113 and cyclic year Virodhakrit refers to a certain local chief, under the Yadavas of Deogiri, whose epithets are Rattavamsah Samudbhavah and Amaradaka-pura-varesvara.
  • In the year of 1966-67 :-Dated in Saka 1113 (AD 1192)in the reign of Bhillama this Sanskrit inscription engraved in Nagari characters introduces Ballala of the Ratta family, who bears the epithets Yadavarajya-Sthairyacharya and Mailugi Mandalika-rajyapratishthacharya. It records the grant of land and income from tax to Siddesvara and Mallikarjuna Temples by the two subordinates of the chief. The endowment is said to have been placed in charge of the Kalamukha ascetic Brahmarasideva.

Nanded

Bahadurpur

  • In the year of :- Rashtrakuta inscription written in northen character of about the tenth century, this fragmentary inscription mentions Dantidurga, Krishna I and other rulers of the Yadava, Rastrakuta .
  • In the year of :- Rashtrakuta inscription written in northern character of about the tenth century, Tunga lineages and records the grant of certain endowment in dramas.

Nanded

Delgoor

  • In the year of 1962-63 :- A hoard of eightynine gold coins including coing of Harihara, Devaraya, Achyutaraya, Krishnaevarya and Sadasivaraya, the maximum number belonging to the last mentioned king was brought to light.

Nanded

Dongaon B.K.

  • In the year of 1971-72 :- Directorate of Archives and Archeology, Maharashtra., received a treasure trove of one hundred and eighty-three silver coins including issues of Mughal emperors Aurangzeb, Shah Alam I , and Muhammad Shah and Asafjah I of the Asaf Jahi dynasty.

Nanded

Hottul

  • In the year of :- Written in Nagari Character of Circa eleventh century, the inscription records the construction of a Siva temple by Siddhugi is stated also to have installed the god Sthanu at Kalyana, the city of King Somesvara.

Nanded

Kandhar

  • In the year of 1979-80:- Twenty-two gold coins of the Mughals and the East India Company were found from Kandhar.
  • In the year of 1981-82:- A record from Kandhar, assignable to the seventeenth century, states that the great Sidi Marjan Ulu Khani, the Hawaladar of the fort, purchased land and constructed a house thereon. In an epitaph from the same place, Imam Baksha who expired in AH 1303 (AD 1885) is referred to as the custodian of the fort (Qiladar) of Kandhar and as having belonged as to the Sata clan of Sind.

Nanded

Kinwat

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Copper coins of Vyaghrambari type of the Imad-Shahis , silver rupees of Ahmad Shah, 'Alaamgir II, Shah 'Alam II and Akbar II a large number of post-Auraangzeb fulus were found in a hoard of four hundred and fifty-five coins.

Nanded

Nanded

  • In the year of 1981-82:- An epigraph of Auranzeb found at Nanded records the completion of a well by Fath Jang Khan in AH 1074( AD 1663)

Nanded

Sagroli

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Four kannada inscription of Vikramaditya VI of the Chalukya house of Kalyani were copied. Dated in his thirty-fifth, thirty-seventh (two) and thirty-ninth regnal years, they record the gifts of perpetual lamp, oil-press and tax-income to god Sambesvara at Savaravalli (Sagroli)

Nanded

Sangam

  • In the year of 1959-60 :- Chalukya fragmentary inscription , belonging to the time of the Western Chalukya king Vikramaditya VI and dated Saka 1042(A.D 1119) , mention the King's son Mallikarjuna and the latters minister and commander Brahmasarman of the Bhrigu family.
  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Engraved both in Kannada and Nagari scripts this broken inscription of Saka 1042 (A.D 1120) belongs to the age of Chalukya ruler Vikramaditya VI.

Nanded

Tadkhel

  • In the year of :- Dated respectively in Saka 969(A.D 1070) in the rules of Trailokyamalla Somesvara I and Bhuvanaikamalla Somesvara II, the epigraphs introduce the chiefs Nagavarman and Kalimaya of the Vaji-kula. The former is credited with a number of conquests, whicle the latter bears the epithet Amaravatipuravareshvara.

Nanded

Yeoti (mukhed)

  • In the year of 1962-63 :- Two Bahmani coins , one of gold and the other of silver, were discovered

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- A treasure-trove consisting of about eleven hundred and twenty-four coins was found . It contained Vijayanagar pagodas of Sri Pratap Devaraya, issues of Muhammad Tughluq and of the Bahmani ruler Ahmad Shah II in gold and Bahmani coins belonging to Hasangangu, Muhammad Shah I , Muhammad Shah II, Firuz Shah, Ahmad Shah I and Ahmad Shah II in silver, besides seven gold ornaments.

Nasik

Ajaneri

  • In the year of 1979-80:- Two worn out copper coins belonging to the Muslim rulers were found.

Nasik

Chandwad

  • In the year of 1973-74:- Five godl padmatankas of Western Chaalukya ruler Jaayadekamalla were received under the Treasure Trove Act.

Nasik

Galena fort

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Three epigraphs , one of them of bilingual , ranging in dates from A.H 970(A,D 1562-63) to A.H 970(century A.D.1570-71)
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Mention Aflatun Khan in connexion with the construction of the bastions repairs to the fort-walls, excavated of a natural spring as a fountain, etc.,
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- A group of four records at athe same place mentions Paulad Khan, referred to above, as having constructed a tomb outside fort, bastions, fort walls, etc., between A.H. 988(A.D 1580) and A.H.991(century A.D. 1590)
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- A inscription from the Wazir's tomb in the same town records that Mahaldar Khan tructed the tomb of Aqa Sulaiman who was killed by an enemy in A.H.1014(A.D 1604-05)
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- inscription assigns the construction in A.H.987(A.D1579) a bastion and a mansion to Haibat Khan.
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- found in the Galna Fort. It states that Malik Jamshid on his being apponted to charge of the fort by Malik'Ambar the wakil of Burhan Nizam Shah, reconstructed old mosque and the tank which were lying desolate.
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- A bilingual record from the fort , simply contains praise of the king and mentions Paulad Khan, an official. It is not dated but belongs evidently to the reign of Murtada Nizam Shah I.
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- An inscription states that Lashkari Baig cause a stream to be brought and raised an annicut in A.H. 1083(A.D 1672-73).
  • In the year of 1986-87: - A bilingual epitaph from the same place, states that Lieutenant Allsop of 11th Regiment died in AH 1220(AD 1805) at the age of sixteen year.
  • In the year of 1986-87: - An epitaph from Galna fort records the maryrdom in AH 1038(AD1628-29) of Tahir Muhammad who was poisoned by his slave girl and struck by an arrow on the head.

Nasik

Gondegaon

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Two epigraph of the time of Aurangzeb were discovered in the Jami Masjid . They state that Sayyid Majhle, son of Sayyid Haidar, muqaddam of the village Shahpur 'urf Gondigaon situated in the pargana Wan, during his faujdarship of the pargana Chandor constructed in A.H. 1115(A.D 1703) in the course of twelve years the citadel (gadhi), the haveli, the gardens and the mosque with a well.

Nasik

Kulyandi

  • In the year of 1973-74:- Four copper vessels of Gujarat Sultans were received.

Nasik

Morane sands

  • In the year of 1973-74:- A hoard containing one hundred forty-eight silver coins of Aurangzeb, Shah 'Alam . Farrukhsiyar, Shah Jjahan II Muhammmad Shah and Shah 'Alam II were acquired as treasure trove finds.

Nasik

Nagarsul

  • In the year of 1986-87: - This inscription of king Muhamad Shah states that the gateway of the town Nagarsul , which was the jagir of Nawwab Sayyid Lashkar Khan Bahadur, was built anew by Muhammad Isma'il Khan during the governorship of Muhammad Murad Khan in AH 1159(AD 1746)

Nasik

Nasik

  • In the year of 1976-77:- Dr. Shobhana Gokhale of the Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute, Poona, identified three rare silver coins issues of Satavahana rulers Vasishthiputra Pulumavi, Khada Satakarni and Gautamiputra Yajnasri Satakarni, in the coin cabinet of Shri P.C. Chumbule from Nasik.
  • In the year of 1981-82:- Electrum coins of Siri Satakarni and Kochhiputa Satakarni and Silver coins of Gautamiputra Satakarni and Vasisthiputra Satakarni have been picked up from the surface. The electrum coins of Siri Satakarni and Kochhipurta Satakarni bear the legends rario Siri Satakarni and rario Sire Kochchiputasa respectively.

Nasik

Nimbait

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Four are bilingual but hopelessly damaged .They are otherwise important records representing the direction-stons indicating the roads to Galna, Daulatabad and were set up in the reign of Burhan Nizam Shah.

Nasik

Patoda

  • In the year of 1986-87: - An epitaph from Patoda records the death of a child named Khwaja Muhammad Amin, son of Khwaja Inayat, son of Khwaja Muhammad Tabrizi, better known as Almas in AH 987(AD1579). He was born in AH 986(AD 1578).
  • In the year of 1986-87: - A badly damage and fragmentary inscription from the same place , records the construction of a mosque by 'Abdu'llah son of (name lost) Tazrizi in AH 1004(AD 1603)

Nasik

Rajapur

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Two inscription in the mosque at Rajapur , one provides A.H. 1008(A.D 1599)as the date of its construction, while the other, though, mutilated, also seems to refer to the mosque.

Nasik

Shendurni

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- An inscription on the mosque records the renovation in A.H.1071(A.D1660)of an old mosque which was originally constructed by Bahadur Khan, the Faruqi ruler who is mentioned there as the governor of suba Burhanpur Khandes.

Nasik

Sinnar

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Rashtrakuta Charter on three copper-plates, dated Saka 701, records the gift of Brihat-Pushkarika village in Pratishthanaa Division to Vardhana, A Brahmana of Kausika-gotra by Durgahasti of the Sendra Family, a vassal of the Rashtrakuta Dhruva. The charter was drafted by Baladeva, minister for peace and war of the queen Silamahadevi, wife of king Dhruva

.

Nasik

Vajirkheda

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- Two copper plate charters belonging to the reign of the Rashtrakuta King Indra III and dated Saka 836 (A.D 915) were discovered at the place. They record grant of some village to two Jaina monasteries, one of them named Amogha.

Osmanabad

Ausa

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- This inscription in Sanskrit and Nagari , dated Vikrama 1(7) 33 and Saka 15 (98) (A.D 1676), records the construction of the step-well by Rraya Nirmaladasa, son of Naraharidasa who is described as Kalidharmavatara.

  • In the year of 1966-67 :- The records mentions another official Uzbek Khan Ghazi, who constructed a step-well there in A.H. 1056 (A.D 1646-47)
  • In the year of 1966-67 :- One fragmentary records , dated A.H.1074 (A.D 1663-64), it mentions Khwaja Barkhurdar Khan the governor **************

Osmanabad

Bitali

  • In the year of 1971-72 :- Directorate of Archives and Archeology, Maharashtra., Six gold coins of Jayadekamalla of the Eastern Chalukya dynasty were received .

Osmanabad

Eda (paranda)

  • In the year of 1972-73:- One gold muhr, three silver coins of Muhammad (III)Bin Tughlaq and Ahamad Shah II (Bahamani) along with four cobra figures of gold were acquired as treasure trove.

Osmanabad

Himpalgaon

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Engraved on two stone slabs at Ganeshwadi, these inscriptions are in Nagari characters and Sanskrit language. One of them is dated in the twenty-fourth Chalukya-Vikrama year (A.D 1099), in the reign of Vikramaditya VI. It records the construction of temles in Pippala for Brahma, Vishnu, Siva and other deities and the endowment of land in the same village by Bhima-senapati. The endowment included provision for feeding ascetics and disciples in the Sarasvati-mandapa in the same place. It contains an eulogy of Vadirudra pandita and his disciples composed by the donor's son Abhinae-kalidasa Kalidasa-dandanayaka. The other record which is undated, mentions the genealogy of Bhima-senapati and his various architectural undertakings including the construction of Bhima Samudra tank at Ganeshwadi.

Osmanabad

Itkur (kalam)

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- A hoard of eighty-two coins of Akbar, Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb and Shah 'Alam was reported. All the coins with the exception of a single gold muhr of Shah Jahan were of silver.

Osmanabad

Kasar -Sirsi

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Written in Kannada script and Sanskrit language,, the charter consists of three copper plates held together by a ring with an attached seal bearing the figure of Varaha in relief. It was issued by the king Vijayaditya Satyasraya of the Chalukya family in Saka 619 (A.D 697) during his stay in the camp at Rasenapura (modern Rasin, District Ahmadnagar). The purpose of this charter is to record the grant of a village named Jamalagama to three Brahmanas, viz., Kottisarma of the Kausiak-gotra, Prabhakara and Prabhakara of the Bharadvaja- gotra

.

Osmanabad

Kasar-Sirasi

  • In the year of 1962-63 :- Engraved in the southern alphabet, this Sanskrit charter is dated Saka 619 (A.D 697-98) and the first regnal year of the king Vijayaditya of the Chalukyas of Badami. Issued by the king from his camp at Rasenapura, the charter records the gift of the village (Ja)malagama to the Brahmanas made at the request of Narendraditya.

Osmanabad

Kelkati

  • In the year of 1967-68 :- Seventeen Rama-tankas were discovered while digging for herbs in the village.

Osmanabad

Mahal Hipparga

  • In the year of 1965-66 :- Silver rupee coins of Niamu'l Mulk Asaf Jah Bahadur, George V and Edward VII were found in a hoard of fifteen coins.

Osmanabad

Manakeshwara

  • In the year of 1970-71 :- This inscription found in the Manakeshwara Mahadeva temple, is dated Saka 1141 (A.D 1219) and belongs to the time of the yadava king Singhana.

Osmanabad

Narangwadi

  • In the year of 1977-78:- Three Kannada insription the first one engraved on a slab in the Bhojalinga temple dated in the fourth regnal year (A.D 1129) of Bhulokamalla (Somesvara III) who was ruling from the capital of Kalyanapura, records the grant of land and money for the purpose of worship, offerings, etc., to god Bhogesvaradeva by Mahasamanta Bocharasa at the orders of mahamandalesvara Mamgarasa

· Belonging to the fifth regnal year (A.D 1130) of the same king , the second epigraph, written on a slab standing in front of the Hanuman temple, records the grant of income to god Bhogesvaradeva of Nagara-Kavadike.

· The third one engraved on a slab in the Bhojalinga temple and dated in the second regnal year (A.D 1139) of Jagadekamalla (Jagadekamalla II) records the grant of land for the purpose of worship and offerings to god Bhogewvara and houses to Amritarasi-Jiya who was the recipient of the above gift, by mahasamanta Bocharasa at the orders of mahamandalesvara Mamgarasa

Osmanabad

Perenda

  • In the year of 1968-69 :- One hundred and ninety-five copper coins of the Bahamani rulers were discovered in the village.

Osmanabad

Ramling -Mudgad

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Dated in Chalukya-Vikrama year 32 (A.D, 1107) in the reigu of Vikramaditya VI, this inscription in kannada records a grant of land by dandanayaka Naravaidya Narayana-bhatta to god Nilakanthesvaradeva, whose images was set up by him at Mudagolu.

Osmanabad

Shirdhane (kallam)

  • In the year of 1964-65:- Thirty-seven coins of Shah Jahan, Aurangzeb, Farrukhsiyar, Muhammad Shah, Ahmad Shah and Shah 'Alam II were found.

Osmanabad

Tuljapur

  • In the year of 1980-81:- Dated in the Sam Sarvajit (AD 1643) the inscription engraved on a slab, kept in the Tuljabhavani temple and in Gujarati and Sanskrit languages and Nagari Characters of the seventeenth century states that it is a gift of Bhavanidasa of Pathana-nagar in Gujarat.

Osmanabad

Yeoti

  • In the year of 1964-65:- Written on a thin and damaged copper-plate in Modi characters, this epigraph records the grant of certain privileges for offering a pregnant woman to be buried alive under the foundation of Nauburj of Naldurg.

Parbhani

Charthana

  • In the year of 1971-72: - Directorate of Archives and Archeology, Maharashtra., A lead coin of the Satavahana Dynasty was acquired .

Parbhani

Gangakheda

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- An inscription in the temle of Maharudra locally called Jod-Deul, records its construction in Saka 1510.

Parbhani

Ukhalad

  • In the year of 1958-59 :- There are about seventy inscriptions engraved on the pedestals of Jaina images with dates ranging from Saka 1506 to 1686 (A.D 1584-1764) and Vikrama-samvat 1296 to 169 (A.D 1238-1611)

Poona

Chakara

  • In the year of 1961-62:- Two epigraphs were discovered , one recording the construction in A.H 1093(A.D 1682) of a mosque during the time of Sayyid Janbaz Khan, the qal'adar and other mentioning the date of that official's death in A.H. 1095(A.D 1672-73).

Poona

Junnar

  • In the year of 1962-63 :- Engraved above the third cistern to the left of Cave 37 of Manmodi group this Brahmi inscription in charcters of about the first century A.D, speaks of the gift (deya-dharma) of cistern (podhi) by (La) sa of Kumi.
  • In the year of 1985-86:- Brahmi inscription from Junner records the gift of a "Podhi by Yajnala in the memory of his mother. The donor Yajna was a Brahmin who was well versed in "Karapatha"
  • In the year of :- Engraved Prakrit engraved in Brahmi Character of about the first century, the inscription speaks of the dharma(i.e., pious work which was the excavation of the cave) of Popina, wife of Mulasvamin of Kumi.

Poona

Khed

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- An epitaph of Raihan , son of Dilwar Khan who did in A.H.1022(A.D 1613-14).

Poona

Krale

  • In the year of 1985-86:- Six circular copper coins were collected from the environs of Karle, five of which belongs to Shivaji

Poona

Pala caves

  • In the year of 1968-69 :- Engraved in characters of about the first century B.C. , this Prakrit inscription commences with the expression Namo Arahantanam and records that the cave and a cistern were caused to be made by a certain Bhadamta Idarakhita probably along with some others.

Poona

Poona

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Dated Saka 888,one of the charters belongs to the reign of Arikesarin III of the Chalukya family of Vemulavada, who is stated to have been the feudatory of Rashtrakuta Akalavarsha(Krishna III) and to have made to the gift of the village Vanikadupulu situated in the Repaka group of twelve villages in Sabbi 1000.
  • In the year of 1961-62:- Two charters were examined through the courtesy of Shri G.H.Khare of the Bharat Itihas Samshodhak Mandal, Poona.
  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Dated Saka 1020(A.D 1098), the other charter registers the gift of the village Komkane situated in Samgamanera-84 by the early Yadava ruler Mahamandalesvara Airamadeva , who was the feudartory of Western Chalukya Vikramaditya VI.

Poona

Visapur

  • In the year of 1984-85:- Of the six Brahmi inscription of the Satavahana king Vasisthiputra Pulumavi, one, dated in the twenty-fifth regnal year of Vasisthiputra records the gift of water cisterns mad by Kosikipurta Vinhundata, who was the Maharathi of Pulumavi. Another record also mentions the gift of a podhi by the writer Mugudapalita.

Raigarh

Kol

  • In the year of 1985-86:- The Brahmi inscrition from Kol record the gifts made by Sivadata who was the son of Dhamasiri.

Raigarh

Thanala Caves

  • In the year of 1979-80:- Engraved on a rock-cut tank (Between Caves 16&17)in Brahmi Script and Prakrit language , it belong to circa first-second century A.D,and records the gift of a podhi (water tank) by Prakarasa a disciple of Pujavati, hailing from (Pu) chhara i.e. Pushkara.

Ratnagiri

Dabhol

  • In the year of 1975-76:- An inscription now preserved in the Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai, recording the order issue in A.H. 1062 (A.D 1651-52), abolishing the practice of confiscation by the state of the proper of a private individual who died without an heir (Epigraphic Indo-Moslemica, 1933-34, p 1. p 10, pl V a) was re-examined. It is found that the great noble Malik Shaikh 'A who was instrumental for the issue of the order, is designated as the deputy of Afdal Khan the celebrated 'Adil Shahi minister governing Dabhol.

Ratnagiri

Jayatapur

  • In the year of 1980-81:- It records the demise of Bibi Amina daughter of late Dinar Khan, in AH 1293 (AD 1876).

Ratnagiri

Matvan

  • In the year of 1977-78:- Consisting of a set of two copper plates this charter, written in Sanskrit is kept in Deccan College Post-Graduate and Research Institute. It is dated in the (Kalachuri) year 256, Karttika ba. 14 (A.D 505) and belongs to the reign of the Traikutaka ruler maharaja Maddhyamasena.

Ratnagiri

Panhale Kaji

  • In the year of 1972-73:- A defaced stone inscription in Brahmi script is discovered inone of the caves .
  • In the year of 1972-73:- A stone inscription in Devanagari script is discovered in ront of the same caves.

Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri

  • In the year of 1979-80:- Fourteen silver coins belonging to the yadavas of Devagiri, with the legend in Nagari charcters on the reverse and lion facing right or left on the obverse, were identified in the coin-collection of Shri. K.K.Maheshwari of Mumbai . The king represented are Bhillama V, Singhana and Ramdeva.

Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri

  • In the year of 1979-80:- Out of the two copper-plate charters, the one of three plates belonging to the Yadava period is dated in Saka year 1182 (A.D 1260) and records that in the reign of the Yadava king Krishna, Kesava Mahajani donated a village named Teravataka in Karahataka 4, at the time of Uttarayana-samkranti to twenty Brahmins whose names are givern in the charter.

· The second one of a single plate, dated Saka (A.D, 1639) written in Devanagari script and old Marathi language, records that during the reign of Sultan Mohammad Shah, there was an opening of the port, named Sultani, on Thusrsday, Karttika shukla panchami, Mulanakshatra, Pramathi-samvatsara 1561. It also refers to the installation of an image of Panduranga on ekadasi, nakshatra uttaraphalguni, Saka 1562, by Raghopadhye Gurjar, and a field in the village Satavali was donated to him.

Ratnagiri

Satarda

  • In the year of 1972-73:- A Kannada inscription in characters of a bout 13th century belonging to the reign of Vira Bhojadeva II, of the family of Silahara of Karad , ruling from Pranal-durgga, records the gift of 15 gadyanas, 9 khandugas of paddy and pulses etc., for worship and offerings to the god Sakalesvaradeva at (Sama)nta (nam)vada by Vittha (la)-prabhu, son of Bappadeva-prabhu of Kalakhandi. The gift was entrusted to the asesha-mahajana, the sthanapati and others for conduction the annual festivals etc., at the temple (contra, Progress Report of the Kannada Research Institute for 1953-57, p 8)

Ratnagiri

Matvan

  • In the year of 1971-72: - The first records entirely a new king of the Trikutaka House. Madhyamasena , the donor of the plates most probably might be the son of Vyaghrasena. The Kanheri plates of the Trikutakas do not mentions the name of the king but with the discovery of these Trikutaka plates very interesting informations has come to light, they not only records a new king of the Trikutaka House but also afford evidence to fix the terminal point of the end of the Vakataka king Harisena.
  • In the year of 1971-72: - The inscription is important in many respects. Vikramasena most probably might be the son of Madhyamasena. The inscription records the earliest epigraphical evidence of the name 'atachui' and secondly it throws welcome light on the obscure history of the Traikutakas.

Sagali

Miraj

  • In the year of 1962-63 :- An inscription carved on a loose slab now lying in the compound of the Public Works Department office states that in A.H. 911(A.D 1506) during the time of Maliku'sh-Sharq Malik Haji Qiramani, a Jami 'mosque was built and a well along with a domed building above was endowed for it. Two inscriptions from the Kali-Masjid record that the mosque was constructed by Miyan Nizam entitled Murtada Khan , son of Sayyid Muhamad, son of Sayyid 'Alau'd-Din.
  • In the year of 1962-63 :- An inscription from Miraj refers to the construction of an assembly-hall in the dargah of Bara Imam, platorm of the bazaar(market) and shos -which were endowed for the expenses of the mosque called Masjid-I-Safa-by Khwaja Nasir Khurshid Khan. The text of this record seems to have been continued in another epigraph, fixed in the plinth of a shop near by, which apart from the date Shuhur San (9)80,i.e. A.H.987(century A.D.1579-80), only contains an imprecatory text in Persian and Marathi against those who might interfere with the lighting arrangement of the bazaar, girzi and the dues of the attendants.
  • In the year of 1962-63:- Another epigraph from the same place records the constuction of a step-well for public use by a renowned official Haidar Khan, sonof Malik Haidar in A.H.993(A.D 1585) during the reign of Ibrrahim II. Accroding to another epigraph from the place, the building of a namazgah was started in the reign of 'Ali'Adil Shah I by Sayyid Ahmad, son of Sayyid 'Alau'd-Din , but was suspended on account of the death of the latter. It was completed in A.H. 995(A.D,1586-87) during the reign of Ibrahim II by Sayyid Mahmud, son of Sayyid 'Akay'd-Din in compliance with an order from the minister Dilawar Khan.
  • In the year of 1962-63 :- Another inscription from the same place records the construction in A.H.1064(A.D1654) of the dargah of Twelve Imams in the time of Hasan Shah the havaldar during the reign of Muhammad 'Adil Shah. An inscription of the time of Sikandar Shah records that a mosque constructed in Shuhur 816(A.D 1415-16) was rebuilt by Asad Khan in A.H.1096(A.D 1685)
  • In the year of 1962-63 :- A new record of Firuz Shah Bahmani refers to the construction of a mosque by Suhail Sultani, Kutwalbek of the city of Mubarakabad(i.e. Miraj)

Sagali

Wategaon

(Walva)

In the year of 1961-62 :- Seven hundred lead coins probably of the Satavahana , and thirty-five odd pieces were found.

  • In the year of 1972-73: - Six hundred and eighty-four lead coins were found from village wategon in a hoard

Sagali

Arag

  • In the year of 1986-87: - Dated AH 996(AD 1587) , this inscription furnished an interesting information that during the reign of Ibrahi 'Adil Shah II and (in the time of )Mir Jumla Khan-I-Azam Dilawar Khan, the boundary of the village Arak has been fixed as per the order of the king. The other administrative officers mentioned in the record are ; Bilal Khan, the hawaldar, Sayyid Muhmud, the Na'ib-I-Ghaibat(minister-in-absence) of the mu'amala(district) of Mubarakabad (i.e. Miraj) Malik Raihan, the salahdar (armour-bearer )of the royal court, Sharza Khan, the Muqasadar (i.e. fief holder )of the village Arak, Sayyid Nuru'd-din Mahaldar of royal court and Mansur Khan the Sabarati of village Arak. It concludes with an imprecation against anyone who tries to reomove the boundary line.

Sagali

Bhalavani

  • In the year of 1972-73:- This Kannada inscription, belonging to the reign of Chalikya Taila III and dated in his regnal year 8 (A.D 1156) mentions the king's feudatory Mahamandalesvara Baijjanddevarasa of the Kalachurya family and the latter's subordinate Kumaranarayana Mailugidevarasa in charge of the administration of Karashahda-400 and registers grants of land, a flower garden, an oil-mill and a house for bhandapatra, for the purpose of worship, offering and renovation (in the temple) of Gavaresvara of Bhalavanige, referred to as the headquarters of the sub-division Elumhanneradu adjoining Karahada -400 , by Mahapradhana (Sau)vananayaka, Karana Chavananayaka and Karanadhyaksha Nagadeve-nayaka.

Sagali

Kameri (walva)

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Coins of Humayun Shah, Muhammad Shah III and Muhamud Shah of the Bahmani dynasty, Aurangzeb and Chhatrapati Shivaji, besides issues known as money of Mumbai, dated A.D, 1790, were discovered at Kameri.

Sagali

Karajagi

  • In the year of 1986-87: - A badly damaged epitaph from Karajagi, records the martyrdom in AH 972(AD 1565) of a saintly person whose name reads like Shaikh Mu'in(u-'d-din). Another slightly damaged epitaph from Miraj, states that Khwaja Shamsu'd-Din Muhammad Shah, son of Ali Shah Swalaki (or Solaki) obtained martyrdom in AH 978(AD 1570) in the city of Bijapur.

Sagali

Nerla (walva)

  • In the year of 1972-73: - Two lead coins issued by Gautamiputra Vilavayakura (Kura family of Kolhapur ) were discovered as treasure trove.

Satara

Deur

  • In the year of 1973-74: - A hoard of two hundred and seventy-four silver coins, issued in the name of Ali Gauhar, was collected

Satara

Dharur

  • In the year of 1965-66:- An epigraph from the Fath-Burj states that the bastion, designated Burj-I-Ali in the text, was completed in A.H 977 (A.D 1569-70) through the efforts of Kishwar Khan Ghazi, by Ali.
  • In the year of 1965-66 :- Another inscription from the same place, referring , to the construction of a bastion in the name of the Twelve mams in Shuhur year 979 (A.D 1579), mentions Turk Khan as the governor.
  • In the year of 1965-66 :- Another inscription records the construction of the tomb of Qal'adar Khan, an official, in A.H. 1099(A.D. 1687-88_.

Satara

Karad

  • In the year of 1965-66 :- Two silver issues of Muhammad Shah and forty-four rupees of the erstwhile State of Kolhapur, struck in the name of Shah 'Alam II were discovered.
  • In the year of 1965-66 :- A reference to the Qadamgah of Hadrat'Ali is contained in and undated record, assignable to the sixteenth century .

Satara

Nesari

  • In the year of 1959-60 :- Plate of Govinda III , charter issued by Rashtrakuta King Govinda III in Saka 727(A.D 805) records the grant of Nesarika-grama in Chandrapurgada-vishaya, while the king was camping at Suguturu. The importance of the inscription lies in the mention of the chihnas snatched away by the Rashtrakuta king from thirteen rulers defeated by him, one of them being Dharma of Vangala.

Satara

Satara

  • In the year of 1971-72: - Directorate of Archives and Archeology, Maharashtra., received from the District Magistrate, Satara, nine medals and five seals belonging to the former States of Aundh and Phaltan.

Satara

Vatane

  • In the year of 1973-74: - A hoard comprising fifty-one silver issues of Aurangzeb was acquired.

Satara

Veduj (khatav)

  • In the year of 1972-73: - Two silver coins of Ali Jauhar and four rusted swords were found as treasure trove.

Sholapur

Dharmapuri

  • In the year of 1961-62 :- Five Kannada inscriptions found, one is of Western Chalukya Jagadekamalla II which records a grant of land to the god Kalesvara by Demarasa and mentions 500 svamins of mahagrahara Lokkigundi. The second one mentions Yapaniya-sangha. The third records a grant of income from different taxes for the worship of a deity and for the feeding of the ascetics by Panchapattana, the grant being entrusted to Mahavirapandita of Yapaniya-sangha. The fourth records some grant, while the fifth one engraved on the Kedaresvara temple praises one Vikramanka.

Sholapur

Gopalpur

  • In the year of 1982-83:- The inscription records the construction of a bridge by Raja Nanak Baksh Raja Bahadur in AH 1255 , Saka 1761 -----------

Sholapur

Jambgaon

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- Dated Saka 1117 (A.D 1195) in the reign of Jaitugi (I) , this Kannada inscription on a slab in the Hanuman temple commences with a vachana of Siddharmana and records the grant of the village Jambugave for the worship and offerings to god Kapila-Siddha-Mallikarjunadeva of Sonnalige by Padmanabha-dandanayaka whose father, described as a senadhipati, is said to have hailed from Kasmiradesa.

Sholapur

Kamthi

  • In the year of 1964-65 :- This Kannada inscription record the gift of a piece of land and the name of the Kalachuri King Bijjaladeva.

Sholapur

Kudal

  • In the year of 1959-60 :- One of the three inscriptions on a large broken slab near the Sangamesvara temple on the bank of the river Bhima refers to the reign of Kalachuri Sankama(1175-80) and records a grant of land to the temle which is stated to have been consecrated by Harischandral The second record belongs to a Silahara chief named Dakaras, whicl the third is dated in the sixteenth year of yadava Singhana (1210-47) and refers to a gift of land by mahapasayata Jaitaya-sahani.

Sholapur

Sholapur

  • In the year of 1965-66 :- A record on the grave of the 'Adil Shahi governor Babaji Dabit Khan, which though comprising one couplet, provides a specimen of the late sexteenth century Urdu
  • In the year of 1965-66 :- An inscription from Sholapur,set up in the time of Sultan Muhammad Adil Shah mentions the local official Yusuf Khan havaldar
  • In the year of 1959-60 :- This inscription is fixed into the platform of the flagstaff of the fort and assigns the construction of the city-wall to Babaji Dabit Khan, the naib-I-ghaibat(deputy-in-absence) of the king.
  • In the year of 1986-87: - A short inscription refers to the construction of fountain in AH 1072 (AD 1662). Another epigraph from the same place, forms an epitaph of Salabat Khan, the Subedar, who died in AH 1264(AD 1848).
  • In the year of 1986-87: - Another damaged metrical inscription of Aurangzeb records the construction of well (Chai-I-Shirin) by Ya'qub Baig Top Andas (gunner) in AH 1092(AD 1681) and Zarifi composed it.
  • In the year of 1986-87: - The bilingual inscription, records the construction of a mosque, a cistern and a garden of Penth 'Adilapur under the superintencence of Babaji Dabit Khan, the deputy in AH 978(AD 1570-71) at the order of Ali'Adil Shah I.
  • In the year of 1986-87: - This damaged record states that Mathramal sonof Mulchand son of Rub(Rup) chand, Khatri by clan, a native of the cityof (name not legible) and the agent of the zamindar of Pathiyar (?) in the Kangra hills , had come with the victorious army of emperor 'Alamgir Ghazi (Aurangzeb) . He constructed a well for obtaining divine favour on the eleventh of the month of Dhi'l-Qa'da in the year AH 1095, ninteenth Mihr of the Ilahi month corresponding of twelfth of Asoj, Sudi (Vikrama), Samvat 1741(AD 1684, Octomber 10) .

Sholapur

Temburni

  • In the year of 1982-83:- This Sanskrit inscription composed by Mahasandhivigrahika Jayasena in southern charcerts about the seventy century AD is a set of three rectangualar copper plates belonging to theirin of the Badami Chalukya king Vikramaditya I. It recordes the royal grant of the village Pippariyakheda to two brahmanas probably at the request of Yuvaraja Vinayaditya.
  • In the year of 1982-83:- Engraved in southern charcters of about the seventy century AD and Sanskrit language are composed by Mahasandhivigrahika Jayasena. This set of three copper plates belongs to the reign of the Badami Chalukya King Vikramaditya I which records the royal grant of the village Pariyanda to the brahmana Vishnusarman at the request of Yuvaraja Vinyaditya.

Sholapur

Valasang

  • In the year of 1968-69 :- A treasure trove of five gold frerrules was discovered while digging for the tank.

Thana

Nanpada

  • In the year of 1973-74: - Six hundred and forty copper coins, issued by British East India Company, Edward VII and George V, were found as treasure trove.

Thana

Osheri

  • In the year of 1961-62:- A horn-shaped bornze object, apparently a comucopia used for rituals, was an interesting find. The decorative motifs, particularly the lion-face in the lowest band, show Roman influence. The object can be dated to the early centuries of the Christian era.

Thana

Soponde

  • In the year of 1971-72: - Directorate of Archives and Archeology, Maharashtra., Four copper coins of Chhatrapati Shivaji were received

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Thana

Talsari

  • In the year of 1971-72: - Directorate of Archives and Archeology, Maharashtra., received one hundred and eighty-four silver coins included issues of Aurangzeb and Muhamad Shah.

Thana

Thana

  • In the year of 1965-66 :- Dated in Saka 961 (A.D 1038), this Sanskrit charter of king Nagarjuna of North Konkan engraved in Nagari, records a grant of the village Munjavali in Koriyala 12 to Madhavapandita, son of Gokarna-pandita hailing from Hastigrama in Madhyadesa. The grant village is stated to have yielded an income of three hundred dramas annually . This is the only charter of this king so far known.
  • In the year of 1972-73: - Fourty-five gold pieces, seventeen gold coins and 3.260 kg silver coins belonging to Arab Governors and Gadhaiya (Indo-Sassanian type rulers) were disvovered as treasure trove.

Thana

Vanai

  • In the year of 1973-74: - A hoard consisting of seven gold and seven silver coins of Vijayanagara rulers, one hundred and sixty-three silverwares including eight Rials, two hundred copper coins of Gujarat Sultanate and a copper pot, was found as treasure trove.

Thana

Kanheri

  • In the year of 1983-84:- This badly effaced inscription in Brahmi Characters is engraved on the proper right wall, above a water-cistern in the porch of Cave No. 61. It is dated in the (Saka) year 123(A.D 201), the rest of the details being lost.
  • In the year of 1983-84:- Inscribed on the proper right wall of the verandah of Cave No. 22 in Brahmi characters of the second-third century AD. It records the making of the cave and the water-cistern by a lay female disciple(name has been lost) of the Thera Bhandanta Sanghamitra.
  • In the year of 1983-84:- Inscribed in Brahmi characters of the second -third century A.D on the proper right wall in the porch, to the proper left of the cistern of Cave No. 75, it records the making of the cave (lena) and also the institution of a permanent endowment (details lost) by Lavanika the wife (gharini) of Gahapati sethi Ayala, the son of Sulakhana, a lay disciple from Kalyana (contra. S. Nagaraju, op.cit p 335, No. 31)
  • In the year of 1983-84:- Inscripbed on the proper left of the verandah of Cave No. 16 in Brahmi characters of the second-third century AD it records the gift of the site (kheta) and also the institution of a permanent endowment by Mudapala, the son of lay devotee Sivarakhita, along with his father, wife and the children (contra. S. Nagaraju, op. cit., p 334 No. 12)
  • In the year of 1983-84:- This partly damaged record in Brahmi characters of the third-fourth century AD, is engraved above the cistern to the proper left of Cave No.81. It appears to record the donation of the cave (lena) by Sethi (Pushya) mitra of Kalyana(?) for the merit of his forefgathers (pitaranam). (Contra. S. Nagaraju, op. cit., p 336, No.33).
  • In the year of 1983-84:- This parlty damaged record, in Brahmi characters of the third-fourth century AD. Is engraved above the inner side of the water-cistern located on the proper left-side of Cave No. 93 . It records the making of the water cistern(paniya-podhi) for the use of Thera Dharmaghosha by the nun Dharmadevi (Dharmadevikiniya), the daughter of the horse-trader (assavanika) Sivatana (Contra S.Nagaraju, op.cit., p 336, No. 37)
  • In the year of 1983-84:- This partly effaced inscription, in Brahmi characters of the first-second century A.D is engraved above the cistern to the proper right to cave No. 101. It appears to record the donation of the lena, and water-cistern. And also the institution of a permanent endowment for the welfare of the monks of chatudisabhikku-sangha residing at Kanheri(pavatakanhasela) by the lay devotee Sivadata of Kalyana. Beside it also refers to Dadhikani of Kalyana itself and the donation of money (pana) for satra and the cost of chivara (pana-mula chivarika) for the monks residing at Kanhagiri (conta S.Nagaraju, op.cit., p 336 No. 41)
  • In the year of 1983-84:- Twenty-nine Prakrit inscriptions, in Brahmi charcters of the fifth-sixth century AD, were discovered from the debris of the ruined brick stupas of Kanheri. The contents of these inscriptions are more or less identical. They record the naes of several theras and arhantas in whose memory the stupas (thubha) were built.
  • In the year of 1983-84:- This short inscription in Cave No. 3 in two lines bears the date Samvat 953, obviously of the Saka era corresponding to AD 1031 and merely mentions one Dasavarmma, the son of Tailapeya. In view of the date of the record this Dasavarmma may be identified with one of the sons of Taila II of the Chalukya dynasty of Kalyana.

Thana

Nalasopara

  • In the year of 1996-97:- This copper plate charter, consisting of three plates, ws discovered from the village Nalasopara in District Thane. The charter is written in Sanskrit language and southern characters. The record belongs to the reign of Chalukya king Pulakesi (II). Dated in Saka 554 (AD 632), it records the grant of the village (Paduka) in Nasika -Vishaya to a certain brahmana (name not clear ) belong to Pingal sagotra to defray the expenses for performing the ritual panchamahayajna.