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South Indian Inscriptions


 

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

No. 4.─ SRAVANA-BELGOLA INSCRIPTION OF IRUGAPA ;

A.D. 1422.

BY PROFESSOR H. LÜDERS. PH.D. ; ROSTOCK.

Transcripts of this inscription in Roman and Kanarese characters, together with an abstract of its contents, have been previously published by Mr. Rice.[4] My edition is based on excellent inked estampages[5] received from Prof. Hultzsch.

The inscription is engraved on three faces of a quadrangular pillar behind the image of the Kûshmâṇḍinî-yakshî which is set up in the Brahmadêva-maṇḍapa in front of the Gummaṭa temple on the Vindhyagiri at Śravaṇa-Beḷgoḷa. The inscription begins on the south face. Above the writing we find a number of sculptures representing, from the left to the right, beneath two chaurîs, a woman seated with folded hands, a Jina seated with a triple umbrella overhead, and a man seated, with one hand holding a book and the other raised. Next come two lines of the
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[4] Inscriptions at Śravaṇa-Beḷgoḷa, No. 82.
[5] No. 7 of the Government Epigraphist’s collection for the year 1891.

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