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(Golden Age) (on the earth), who was born of Prabhāvatīguptā, the daughter of the Mahārājādhirāja, the illustrious Dēvagupta, and who is the son of the Mahārāja, the illustrious Rudrasēna II-

(For translation of lines 1-10, see above, pp. 13-14.)

...(Line13). The village Mahalla-lāṭa in the Asi bhukti in the mārga of Śailapura has been donated (by Us) to Sūryasvāmin of the Kāśyapa gōtra and Taittirīya (śākhā) who resides in the (village) Pravarēśvara-shaḍviṁśati-vāṭaka1.

...Wherefore. Our officials of noble birth, who are employed by the order of the Sarvādhyaksha (General Superintendent) and who exercise their authority by (Our) command, and (Our) Soldiers and Policemen should be directed by the (following) command which is already well-known (to them) :-

... “Be it known to you that in order to increase Our religious merit, life, power, victory and prosperity, to secure Our well-being in this world and the next and to obtain blessings for Ourself, We have given (this village) as a gift not previously made, with the pouring out of water, in (Our) victorious place of religious worship.

(The rest of the grant is not forthcoming. )


....(Line12). By the order of the illustrious Pravarasēna (II), the Mahārāja of the Vākāṭakas, . . . . .

(For translation of lines 7 to 12, see above, pp. 13-14.)

...The two villages (viz.) the village named Dīrghadraha in the Pākkaṇa rāshṭra and the village Mahallama-lāṭa in the Asi bhukti in the mārga of Śailapura, have been donated (by Us) to Sūryasvāmin of the Kāśyapa gōtra and the Taittirīya śākhā, who resides in the Pravarēśvara-shaḍviṁśati-vāṭaka.

(For translation of lines 15 to 25, see above, p. 14.)

...(Line 26). And the following two verses sung by Vyāsa should be regarded as an authority on this point :-

...(Here follow two benedictive and imprecatory verses. ) (Line 29). (This charter) was written by [Maṇi], Chitravarman being the Sēnāpati, on the thirteenth−10 (and) 3−(lunar day ) in the bright fortnight of Kārttika in the eleventh −10 (and) I(regnal) year.

1 This seems to be a territorial division of twenty-six village named after a shrine in honour of Śiva under the name of Pravarēśvara, apparently built by Pravarasēna I. See below, p. 63.

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