Cāmuṇḍarāya

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ID: 108840
Full name: Cāmuṇḍarāya
Gender: Male
Year of birth: 940 c.
Year of death: 990 c.
Other social identifier: Sandhivigrahi, Vīramārtāṇḍa
Alternative names: Cāmuṇḍarāja, Cāmuṇḍayya, Cāvuṇḍarāja, Cāvuṇḍarāya, Rāya
Name in local script: ಚಾಮುಂಡರಾಯ

Cāvuṁdarāya served as a minister (sandhivigrahi) and military commander under the Ganga chieftains Mārasiṁha II [reg. 961 – 74 CE] and his sons Rācamalla and Rakkasa Ganga. He was witness to the shift of power from the Rāṣṭrakūta-s to the so called Kalyāṇi Cāḷukya-s. Cāvuṁdarāya commissioned the Gommaṭa statue at Śravaṇabeḷagoḷa in 978 CE, the same year he completed the Kannada prose text Cāvuṁḍarāyapurāṇa. A Kannada commentary on Nēmicandra’s Gommaṭa‧sāra called Vīramārtaṇḍī is attributed to Rāya, but is not extant.

The Cāritrasāra - a Sanskrit vade mecum for jaina monks and householders is also attributed to Cāvuṁdarāya.

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People this person was known to: Mārasiṁha (III)
People this person sponsored: Ranna
Last update: 27.12.2020 - 00:49
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Suggested citation: Keerthi N.. "Cāmuṇḍarāya." Pandit. <panditproject.org/entity/108840/person>. Updated on December 27, 2020 12:49 am IST.
Contributors: Naresh Keerthi
Attributed to: Premodern Kannada