NEW AND IMPORTANT INSCRIPTION FROM KĀÑCĪ KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE

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I have already posted two unpublished Sanskrit inscription of Sundara Pāṇḍya and a fragmentary inscription of Parāntaka I from Kāñcī kāmāṣi amman temple. The following new inscription is found near the Vināyaka shrine of the Ṛṣi gopura. By seeing the lines I was excited. Because the term “Priya Nāccuyār” is found in this Pre-Vijayanagara inscription….

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WRITING IN ANCIENT INDIA – FOREIGNER’S NOTES

          We have already seen the evidences for writing in ancient India from Vedas, Vedāṅgas, Itihasas, Purāṇas, Dharma, Artha, Kama śāstras and Kāvyas. Even foreigners who visited India from centuries even before the common era noted and documented the writing system of their period. Such notes are available and act as the evidences. Greek writers…

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MEANING OF THE WORDS SŪTA, MĀGADHA AND VĒTĀLIKA IN SANGHAM LITERATURE

          There are so many technical terms used in Sangham literature of Tamil. Some of the terms are understood in the light of commentaries only. Some of such terms are Sūta, Māgadha and Vē(ai)tālika. Madhurai Kāñcī refers them as follows. cūtar vāḻtta mākatar nuvala vetāḽikarŏṭu nāḻikai icaippa imiḻmuracu iraṅka eṟumāṟu cilaippa (maturaikkāñci : 671-672)          …

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