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The Indian Analyst


 

South Indian Inscriptions


 

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

No. 3.─AMARAVATI INSCRIPTION OF KRISHNARAYA OF VIJAYANAGARA ;
SAKA-SAMVAT 1437.

BY H. LÜDERS, PH.D.; GÖTTINGEN.

This inscription,[1] 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 district.

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
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[1] No. 266 of the Government Epigraphist’s collection for the year 1897.

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