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Monday, December 02, 2013


The Indian Analyst


 

South Indian Inscriptions


 

ADDITIONS AND CORRECTIONS

Page 11, last line from bottom,─ for Anapôtâ-Reḍḍi read Anapôta-Reḍḍi.
” 15.─ Cancel footnote 1.
” 22, note 7,─ for “ His enemies clenched their fists in rage ” read “ The palms of his enemies’ hands closed together in token of submission.”
” 31, paragraph 2, line 7 from bottom,─ for Pravarasena read Pravarasêna.
” 58.─ The date of the inscription published by Dr. Fleet on this page is intrinsically wrong, but admits of an easy and certain correction. In the date, as published, the full-moon tithi of Kârttika is joined with the nakshatra Mûla (the 19th nakshatra) ; but in Kârttika the moon is full in or near Kṛittikâ (the 3rd nakshatra). On the other hand, an examination of native calendars for different years shows that in the majority of cases the nakshatra is Mûla on the fifth tithi of the bright half of Kârttika.[1] This observation some years ago, when I first saw the text of the inscription in Ep. Carn. Vol. VI., Roman text, p. 95, at once convinced me that the writer of the text erroneously must have put suddha-puṇṇameyum (where the word suddha would really be superfluous) for suddha-pañchamiyum. The date thus would give us for calculation the fifth tithi of the bright half of Kârttika, a Monday, and the nakshatra Mûla ; and during the period (A.D. 989-1005), to which according to Dr. Fleet the inscription must be assigned, it would be correct for Monday, the 7th October A.D. 989, and for Monday, the 3rd October A.D. 992. Monday, the 7th October 989, was entirely occupied by the 5th tithi of the bright half of Kârttika, and on it the nakshatra was Mûla, by the equal space system from 0 h. 39 m., by the Brahma-siddhânta for 7 h. 13 m., and according to Garga for 12 h. 29 m., after mean sunrise. And on ─ Monday, the 3rd October A.D. 992, the 5th tithi of the bright half of Kârttika ended 20 h. 53m., while the nakshatra was Mûla, by the equal space system from 5 h. 16 m., by the Brahma-siddhânta for 11 h. 50 m., and according to Garga for 17 h. 4 m., after mean sunrise. Which of these two days, or whether either of them, is the true equivalent of the original date, it is impossible to say at present.─ F. K.
” 59, No. 8, 1. 13,─ for (Pr.) read (N.).
” 78, text line 2,─ for Karabenâ- read Karabeṇâ-.
” 79, 1. 5,─ for Karabenâ read Karabeṇâ.
” 82, No. 12, text line 1,─ for Dînîkaputrena read Dînîkapûtrena (i.e. ºputrêṇa).
” 101, text line 1,─ for (Sanskrit) read (Sanskrit), and for º(Sanskrit) read º(Sanskrit).
” 104, note 1,─ for (Sanskrit) read (Sanskrit).
” 111, ’’ 6,─ for (Sanskrit)º read (Sanskrit)º.
” 115, text line 73,─for (Sanskrit) read (Sanskrit).
” 121, 1. 15,─ for (Sanskrit) read (Sanskrit).
” 123, 1. 2 from bottom,─ for left side read right side.
” 126, note 3, 1. 3,─ for Baḷagâmi read Baligâmi.

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[1] In 7 calendars out 12 Mûla is joined with the 5th tithi of the bright half of Kârttika, and in 3 with the 4th tithi ; in 2 (in which Kârttika is preceded by an intercalary month) Mûla goes with the 3rd tithi.

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