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have been washed clean by the streams of water flowing from the eyes of the wives of his enemies vanquished by his numerous chāṭas and bhaṭas mounted on horses, and who has a series of good fortunes in the form of victories which eclipsed the enemies’ glories,−informs all Śaulkikas, Gaulmikas and Chauroddharaṇikas, according as they may be concerned, whether they are named here or not, and whether of the future or the present time, (and also) his brother princes, spies, neighbours as well as the neighbouring farmers as follows :-

..(Line 44) “Having noticed that human life is transitory like the showers of clouds, the flashes of lightning in the windless region and the bursting of bubbles (of water), and having realised the worthlessness of worldly existence very unstable like scanty water, I, after worshipping the divine Śiva Bhaṭṭāraka, the jewel-like nails of whose feet are honoured by all gods and demons, have granted by a copper charter, after having poured water (on the hand of the donee), three fields according to the measure current in the vishaya in the eastern direction of the village Sālaṇaka comprised in the vishaya (district) of Pāṇāḍa− the boundaries of which are (as follows) :− on the east, the boundary of Mañchakapallī; on the south, the road to Vakhōlā and also Lavaṇacharikā; on the west, the ditch . . . ; on the north, the joining of the two streams−the three fields marked with these four boundaries together with the clusters of trees and the pōḍhaka (tank) situated near (the stream) Gaṁhīrā, and inclusive of the Kāranja trees−to Chāḍādēvabhaṭṭa of the Kāśyapa gōtra, who is a religious student of the Ṛigvēda and who is conversant with the Vēdas, the Vēdāṅgas, Vedānta, the Purāṇas, Mīmāṁsā, Smṛiti and Nyāya, and is a resident of Janhupura, for the performance of Vaiśvadēva, bali, charu, agnihōtra and other sacrifices, for being enjoyed by sons, grandsons and lower descendants as long as the moon, the sun and the earth will endure− on the occasion of a lunar eclipse on the tithi of Aṅgārikā[1], for the augmentation of religious merit and fame in this world and here-after of My parents and Myself.

..(Line 58)−Therefore, future rulers, knowing that the religious merit of a gift of land is shared by them also, should preserve this religious gift; for this attainment of the reward of religious merit due to the protection of a gift of land is common to all.

.. (Line 61)− And this has been declared by the holy Vyāsa, the redactor of the Vēdas :−
...(Here follow nine benedictory and imprecatory verses.)

.. (Line 74)−This religious gift is known to have been made by the illustrious Vajjaḍadēva, the son of the illustrious Gōggi. The illustrious Chhadvaidēva is giving this charter as thus known.


.. THESE plates were discovered by one Bala Tukaram, while digging in the compound of his house at Chikhala-pākhāḍī, a part of Muruḍ Janjirā in the Kolābā District of the Mahārāshṭra State. They were sold to the Baroda State Museum through the efforts of Prof. H.D. Velankar of the Wilson College, Bombay. They have since then been deposited in that Museum. Mr. A.S. Gadre of the Archaeological Department, Baroda, edited this and the following set of plates (called Set II) in the Important Inscriptions from the Baroda State, Vol. I, pp. 35 f. together with their facsimiles. They are edited here from the same facsimiles.

[1]‘A festival of Mars on the fourteenth of the latter half of Chaitra’ (M.W.).

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