The Indian Analyst
 

South Indian Inscriptions

 

 

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Index

Introduction

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Additions and Corrections

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Dr. Bhandarkar

J.F. Fleet

Prof. E. Hultzsch

Prof. F. Kielhorn

Rev. F. Kittel

H. Krishna Sastri

H. Luders

Vienna

V. Venkayya

Index

List of Plates

Other South-Indian Inscriptions 

Volume 1

Volume 2

Volume 3

Vol. 4 - 8

Volume 9

Volume 10

Volume 11

Volume 12

Volume 13

Volume 14

Volume 15

Volume 16

Volume 17

Volume 18

Volume 19

Volume 20

Volume 22
Part 1

Volume 22
Part 2

Volume 23

Volume 24

Volume 26

Volume 27

Tiruvarur

Darasuram

Konerirajapuram

Tanjavur

Annual Reports 1935-1944

Annual Reports 1945- 1947

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 2, Part 2

Corpus Inscriptionum Indicarum Volume 7, Part 3

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 1

Kalachuri-Chedi Era Part 2

Epigraphica Indica

Epigraphia Indica Volume 3

Epigraphia
Indica Volume 4

Epigraphia Indica Volume 6

Epigraphia Indica Volume 7

Epigraphia Indica Volume 8

Epigraphia Indica Volume 27

Epigraphia Indica Volume 29

Epigraphia Indica Volume 30

Epigraphia Indica Volume 31

Epigraphia Indica Volume 32

Paramaras Volume 7, Part 2

Śilāhāras Volume 6, Part 2

Vākāṭakas Volume 5

Early Gupta Inscriptions

Archaeological Links

Archaeological-Survey of India

Pudukkottai

EPIGRAPHIA INDICA

(L. 20.) Here there are (the following) verse sung by Manu :─ [Here follow four benedictive and imprecatory verse.]

(L. 26.) He who from greed or infatuation takes away this (gift), is guilty of the five great sins. May blessings rest on cows and Brâhmaṇs ! [1]

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No. 3.─ DATES OF CHOLA KINGS.
BY F. KIELHORN, PH.D., LL.D., C.I.E. ; GÖTTINGEN.
(Continued from Vol. V. page 200.)

Vol. IV. of Mr. Rice’s Epigraphia Carnatica again contains a number of Chôḷa inscriptions with Śaka dates. Dr. Hultzsch has sent me revised transcripts and translations of six of them (Nos. 32-37), which are all in the Heggaḍadêvankôṭe tâluka of the Mysore district. The transcripts were made from inked estampages, prepared by Mr. H. Krishna Sastri, B.A. The seventh of the new dates (No. 38) is taken from Vol. III. of Dr. Hultzsch’s South-Indian Inscriptions.

I would add here a few about the commencement of Râjarâja’s reign. Above, Vol. V. p. 48, I found that that reign commenced between (approximately) the 24th December A.D. 984 and the 29th August A.D. 985. By the statement of the Śuchîndram inscription, ibid. p. 44, according to which the tenth year of the king’s reign commenced with the month of Karkaṭaka, the previously found period is reduced to the time from the 25th June to the 25th July A.D. 985.

A.- RAJENDRA-CHOLA I.
32.─ On a stone at the Bâṇêśvara temple at Beḷatûru.[2]

1 Srî svasti [||*] Saka-varisha [3]voṁbhaynûra-nâlvatta-mûre(ra)neya varishada[4] Raudra-saṁvatsarada Â-
2 shâḍha-mâsada puṇṇave Uttarâshâḍha-nakshatraṁ Maka-
3 ra-chandraṁ Bri(bṛi)haspati-vâraṁ śrî-Muḍigoṇḍa-Râjêndra-Chôlaṁ râjyaṁ [ge]-
4 yyutt-ire iyâṇḍu oṁbhattâvudara(ro)ḷ.

“ Thursday, the moon being in Makara, the nakshatra being Uttarâshâḍhâ, during the full-moon tithi of the month of Âshâḍha in the Raudra year (which corresponded) to the nine-hundred-and-forty-third year of the Śaka years,─ in the ninth year of the reign of the glorious Muḍigoṇḍa-Râjêndra-Chôḷa.”

The Jovian year Raudra by the southern luni-solar system was Śaka-Saṁvat 943 as a current year ( = A.D. 1020-21). In that year the month Âshâḍha was intercalary, and the full-moon tithi of the second or nija Âshâḍha ended 17 h. 55 m. after mean sunrise of Thursday, the 7th July A.D. 1020, when the nakshatra was Uttarâshâḍhâ, by the Brahma-siddhânta for 7 h. 13 m., and by the equal-space system and according to Garga for 13 h. 47 m., after mean

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[1] Cows and Brâhmaṇs are often mentioned together in this order ; compare e.g. line 15 of Rudradâman’s inscription referred to above ; Gupta Inscr. p. 32, l. 10 of the text ; Ep. Ind. Vol. I. p. 7, l. 52, and p. 129, l. 28 ; South-Ind. Inscr. Vol. I. p. 39, l. 1 ; Râmâyaṇa, Bo. ed., I. 26, 5 ; III. 23, 28 (svasti gô-brâhmaṇêbhyas=tu) ; III. 24, 21 (svasti gô-brâhmaṇânâṁ cha) ; VI. 107. 49 ; etc.
[2] Mr. Rice’s Ep. Carn. Vol. IV. Hg. 16.
[3] The opening word of line 1 as far as voṁbha are engraved at right angle to the remainder.
[4] This word is entered below the line and its omission indicated by a cross above neya.

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