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South Indian Inscriptions






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Altekar, A. S

Bhattasali, N. K

Barua, B. M And Chakravarti, Pulin Behari

Chakravarti, S. N

Chhabra, B. CH

Das Gupta

Desai, P. B

Gai, G. S

Garde, M. B

Ghoshal, R. K

Gupte, Y. R

Kedar Nath Sastri

Khare, G. H

Krishnamacharlu, C. R

Konow, Sten

Lakshminarayan Rao, N

Majumdar, R. C

Master, Alfred

Mirashi, V. V

Mirashi, V. V., And Gupte, Y. R

Narasimhaswami, H. K

Nilakanta Sastri And Venkataramayya, M

Panchamukhi, R. S

Pandeya, L. P

Raghavan, V

Ramadas, G

Sircar, Dines Chandra

Somasekhara Sarma

Subrahmanya Aiyar

Vats, Madho Sarup

Venkataramayya, M

Venkatasubba Ayyar

Vaidyanathan, K. S

Vogel, J. Ph

Index.- By M. Venkataramayya

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(1 Plate)


Sakrāī is a village in the Śēkhāvāṭi province of the Jaipur State in Rājputāna,fourteen miles north-west of Khaṇḍēlā. This latter place, in its turn, is twelve miles north-west of Sri Madhopur, a railway station on the Rewari-Phulera section of the Bombay Baroda and Central India Railway. Sakrāī is a sacred place for the Hindus, reputed for its temples of the goddess Śākambharī on the bank of the rivulet called Śarkarā, which is supposed to be the origin of the name of the village. The stone, bearing the inscription edited here, is said to be stuck in a corridor wall of the front entrance to the temple. The inscription was noticed as early as 1909 by Mr. (now Dr.) D. R. Bhandarkar, the then Assistant Superintendent, Archaeological Survey of India, Western Circle, Poona.2

The inscribed surface of the stone measures 3′ 1″ broad by 6¼″ high. The inscription consists of seven lines. The engraving has been very well executed. The letters have been treated ornamentally. The graceful flourishes of the śirōmātrās are conspicuous to the eye throughout.


[1] Read Bālajik-ōparata and suta.
[2] Inscription No. 2517, Progress Report of the Archaeological Survey of India, Western Circle, for the year ending 31st March 1910, pp. 12, 28 and 56-7. Again, it is No. 23 of Bhandarkar’s List of Inscriptions of Northern India. The date given by him is V.S. 879 ; but more probably it is V.S. 699, as is sought to be made out in the present paper. See below, pp. 29-31.

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