The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

Contents

Index

Introduction

Contents

Additions and Corrections

Images

Contents

Rev. J.E. Abbott

R.G. Bhandarkar

Prof. G. Buhler

W. Cartellieri

J.F. Fleet

E. Hultzsch

Prof. Kielhorn

Prof. Kielhorn, and
H. Krishna Sastri

H. Luders

G.V. Ramamurti

J. Ramayya

Vajeshankar G. Ojha, and
TH. Von Schtscherbatskoi

V. Venkayya

E.W. West

Index

List of Plates

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA.
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VOLUME IV.
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No. 1.- BRITISH MUSEUM PLATES OF SADASIVARAYA ; SAKA-SAMVAT 1478.
BY F. KIELHORN, PH.D., LL.D., C.I.E.; GĂ–TTINGEN.

THESE plates were obtained by the late Sir Walter Elliot from a Deputy Sheristadar of Chingleput in the Madras Presidency, and they are now in the British Museum. I edit the inscription which they contain from two of Sir W. Elliot’s own impressions, one of which was received by Dr. Hultzsch from Dr. Burgess, and the other from Dr. Fleet.

These are seven copper-plates, the first and last of which are engraved on the inner face only, while the others are so on both faces. They are shaped like the Ûnamâñjêri plates of Achyutarâya, of which photo-lithographs have been published above, Vol. III. p. 152 ff., and like those plates, they are numbered, on the first inscribed side[1] of each plate, with the Telugu-Kanarese numerals. Each plate is about 6⅞″ broad and, including the arch at the top, 9⅞″ high ; and the writing runs across the breadth of the plates. The plates have raised rims, and the writing, in consequence, is in an excellent state of preservation throughout. They are held together by a ring, on which is a seal which contains the figure of a boar and representations of the sun and moon.[2]─ The characters are Nandinâgari, excepting the word śrî- Virûpâksha in line 299, which is in large Kanarese characters ; they include the sign for the rough r, in the words mûru, l. 105, Amarûr, l. 212, and Âravîṭi, l. 242. The size of the letters is between 3/16″ and ¼″. The language is Sanskṛit, and excepting the words śrî-Gaṇâdhipatayê namaḥ at the beginning and śrî || śrî-Virûpâksha at the end, th whole inscription is in verse. The orthography calls for few remarks. Of the three sibilants, the palatal is nine times employed for the dental, the dental seven times for the palatal and three times for the lingual (in śusyad-, l. 43, śaṁsôsya for śaṁsôsya, l. 57, and nisphalaṁ, l. 293), and the lingual twice for the palatal (in –darshaḥ, l. 254, and shôbhî, l. 259). The sign of visarga is occasionally wrongly omitted, three times before the word śrî. A. superfluous anusvâra we find in sâṁmrâjya, ll. 81 and 273, kaṁnyâ, l. 244, and tâṁmra, ll. 287 and 290 ; and the sign of anusvâra has been several times wrongly employed, generally instead of the dental and once instead of the guttural nasal (e.g. in –âdîṁ nîchayan for –âdîn=nîchayan, l. 72, and prâṁ-nadyâ

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[1] The fifth plate shows the numeral 5 also on the second side, but it has apparently been struck cut.
[2] I owe this information to Prof. Bendall.

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