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The Indian Analyst


 

South Indian Inscriptions


 

Contents

Index

Introduction

Contents

List of Plates

Additions and Corrections

Images

Contents

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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EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

I am indebted to the courtesy of the Director General of Archæology, Rao Bahadur K. N Dikshit, for excellent squeezes of this inscription which is transcribed in modern Telugu characters in Nellore Inscriptions, p. 676. A plate is given therein, but contains several obscurities. The inscription is generally considered to be later than the Addanki Inscription of 844-5 A. C.4 but I had reason to suspect that it was, on the contrary, much older.

The inscription is engraved on the two sides of a stone. The village in a field of which the stone lies is situated about lat. 15º 05′ long. 79º 30′ in the heart of the Telugu-speaking area as shown in the Linguistic Survey of India, Vol. IV, Map of Dravidian Languages. The stone has a bull at the head. Above it is a liṅga on a pedestal, on the left of which is a water-pot and crescent moon and on the right a partly defaced mark, which may represent the triśūla. The characters are of the Western Chalukya type and resemble those of the Bādāmi Inscription5 of Vijayāditya (696-733 A. C.). As regards orthography the following may be noted : a is occasionally written for ā ; it is often impossible to distinguish d and .

NALAJANAMPADU OLD-TELUGU INSCRIPTION

(1 Plate)

ALFRED MASTER, LONDON

I am indebted to the courtesy of the Director General of Archæology, Rao Bahadur K. N Dikshit, for excellent squeezes of this inscription which is transcribed in modern Telugu characters in Nellore Inscriptions, p. 676. A plate is given therein, but contains several obscurities. The inscription is generally considered to be later than the Addanki Inscription of 844-5 A. C.4 but I had reason to suspect that it was, on the contrary, much older.

The inscription is engraved on the two sides of a stone. The village in a field of which the stone lies is situated about lat. 15º 05′ long. 79º 30′ in the heart of the Telugu-speaking area as shown in the Linguistic Survey of India, Vol. IV, Map of Dravidian Languages. The stone has a bull at the head. Above it is a liṅga on a pedestal, on the left of which is a water-pot and crescent moon and on the right a partly defaced mark, which may represent the triśūla. The characters are of the Western Chalukya type and resemble those of the Bādāmi Inscription5 of Vijayāditya (696-733 A. C.). As regards orthography the following may be noted : a is occasionally written for ā ; it is often impossible to distinguish d and .

TEXT

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1 Svasti [||*] Bha-                   8 yari koḍuku Bādi[rā]-
2 gavad-Arhata-[pa]-                9 j=envānru rājam[ānaṁ]-
3 rama-bhaṭṭārakasya pā-          10 bu mūnru vuṭṭu ārla-
4 dānudhyāta parama-mā-         11 paṭṭu kshētra[ṁ]bu pa[ri]-
5 hēśvara Para[mē]śvara Pa       12 si paḷḷeyāri-[dā]-
6 llavāditya śrī-B[ā]di-               13 yana[ṁ]bunāku ichche
7 rājula andu paḷḷe-                   14 dīni rakshiñchinavāni[ki]

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15 aḍug-aḍug=                  21 lachchina pāpaṁ-
16 aśvamēdha[ṁ]bunā        22 b=agu Vā[chcho] . .
17 palaṁb=agu                  23 lāḷa koḍuku
18 dīni lachchina-              24 Pallavāchā-
19 vāniki ekalu                  25 rjyasya liki-
20 Śrīparvvataṁbu             26 tam [||*]

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[1] Above, Vol. XIX, pp. 5, 6, 66, 96, 97.
[2] Ibid., App. No. 249 ; Vol. XXII, p. 158.
[3] Ibid., Vol. XIX, pp. 44, 135, 269.
[4] Above, Vol. XIX, p. 274.
[5] Ind. Ant., Vol. X, p. 103.

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