No. 3.─AMARAVATI INSCRIPTION OF KRISHNARAYA
OF VIJAYANAGARA ;
BY H. LÜDERS, PH.D.; GÖTTINGEN.
This inscription, which I edit from inked estampages supplied by Dr. Hultzsch, is engraved
on a slab in the Saṁnyâsin’s room in the Amarêśvara temple at Amarâvatî in the Kistna
It contains 53 lines of writing. The average size of the letters is ⅝”. The alphabet is
Telugu of the type described in Vol. VI. p. 108 f. Ka shows here everywhere the advanced form.
Ḷa appears twice (ll. 10 and 14) in the older form of the Biṭraguṇṭa and Vânapalli plates, but in
l. 49 it shows a form which comes nearer to that of the Maṅgalagiri inscription. The ottu
appears in ḍha (l. 35) ; in the case of dha and bha it occurs only in a few cases, and it is never
 No. 266 of the Government Epigraphist’s collection for the year 1897.