No. 4.─ SRAVANA-BELGOLA INSCRIPTION OF IRUGAPA ;
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. My edition is based on excellent
inked estampages 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
 Inscriptions at Śravaṇa-Beḷgoḷa, No. 82.
 No. 7 of the Government Epigraphist’s collection for the year 1891.