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South Indian Inscriptions


 

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

KALIDINDI GRANT OF EASTERN CHALUKYA RAJARAJA I

(2 Plates)

N. VENKATARAMANAYYA, MADRAS

The set of copper-plates which is edited below[9] was discovered at Kalidiṁḍi, a village in the Kaikalur taluk of the Krishna District, by a farmer while digging for earth in 1938. It was handed over to me by the late Sri G. Ramabrahmam Chaudary, the editor of the Prajāmitra, who had obtained it form the discoverer, for decipherment and publication. The set consists of five copper-plates of which the last is a broken fragment. The copper-plates measure

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[1] Better read vilōpyāḥ || [21*] iti ||
[2] The daṇḍa is superfluous.
[3] There is a small vacant space between the two double daṇḍas.
[4] Read śrīmad-Hrīdēva.º As already noticed, the Āmgāchhī plate has the same verse reading, however, in the corresponding passage, Mahīdharadēvaº. If the reading intended in our record is śrī-Mahīdēvaº, it may be suggested that this Mahīdēva is the same as Mahīdharadēva of the Āmgāchhī plate.
[5] Read either śrī-Śaśidēva-śilpinā or Śaśidēvēna śilpinā to suit the metre.
[6] There is a floral design between the double daṇḍas.
[7] Read gṛihaṁ viº.
[8] Originally jñaḥ was incised.
[9] This is C. P. No. 5 of the An. Rep. S. I. E. for the year 1937-38.

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