VĀTĀPI INSCRIPTION OF NARASIṂHA VARMĀ I

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          We know that Narasiṃha pallava expedited till Vātāpi during the retaliation of the second Cāḷukya invasion made by Pulkēśi II. The Pallava army was in upper hand in the battles held at Maṇimaṅgalam, śūramāram and Pariyaḷam. The Pallava army entered Vātāpi the heart of the Cālukya Viṣaya which made unprecedented disaster to the dynasty…

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ANOTHER LAKE REPAIRING OF KOPPERUÑCIṄKA

          We have already seen an inscription which states that Kopperuñciṅkan has rebuilt the sluices and channels of an lake at Tribhuvanai near Pondhicherry. Another inscription from Trivakkarai gives the details of another such incident that was accomplished by the same king.           The inscription refers the king as Kāḍavaṉ, Avaṉiyāḷappirantān, Sarvajña, Khaḍgamalla and Kṛpāṇamalla….

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MATERIALS USED FOR MANUSCRIPTS – STONE

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          Stone was used for writing from very early times. There are so many instances where stone epigraphs are found with great eloquence. But in the view of manuscripts only few of them can be considered as manuscripts containing scriptures. Though the edicts of Aśoka, Tāḷḷaguṇḍa pillar inscription, Hathigumpha Cave inscription and Kanyākumāri stone epigraph…

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AGHORA PŪJĀ FOR A WAR VICTORY DURING THE REIGN OF RĀJĀDHIRĀJA II

          We know that, there are so many rituals connected with the social welfare in the Hindu culture. Even to gain in a battle there are so many rituals are prescribed. Our ancestors used to these rituals for their gain and welfare. Such an incident is seen from an inscription from Ārpākkam near Kāñcīpuram.          …

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TWO CONTEMPORARY BRAHMIN COMMANDER-IN-CHIEFS OF MEDIEVAL EMPIRES

          We know that the two predominant empires of deccan during the middle period of 11th CE were Coḹas of Gaṅgai Koṇḍa Coḹapuram and Cālukyas of Kalyāṇī. Other dynasties were allying behind these two empires. The clashes between these two empires were started by Rājarāja I (985-1014 CE) who conquered Satyāśraya (997-1007 CE). After him,…

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RĀJAGURUS OF COḸAS AND AGHORA ŚIVĀCĀRYA PADDHATI

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          The royal preceptors are traced in Indian History. Coḹas, dedicated followers of Śaivism too installed their preceptors and they followed them in their religious acts. Such preceptors are found in their inscriptions. The qualifications of such ācārya or purohita are well explained in Dharma and Artha śāstras. The following list gives the list of…

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