VAṬṬEḸUTTU INSCRIPTION OF NARASIṂHA PALLAVA FROM KARṆĀṬAKA

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          The following inscription is found on a Vīrakal at Someśvara temple at Baṅgavādi Near Kolar, Karṇāṭaka. The inscription is in Kannada style Tamil and inscribed in Vaṭṭeḹuttu characters. The inscription belongs to the reign of Narasiṃha varmā I of Pallava dynasty. The inscription refers the death of certain servant of Bāṇa king. The name…

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PANAMALAI INSCRIPTION OF RĀJASIṂHA PALLAVA

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          The following inscription is found on the Paṭṭikā of the Tālagirīśvara temple at Panamalai. The inscription is in Sanskrit and inscribed in Pallava Grantha. The inscription belongs to the reign of Narasiṃha Varmā I alias Rājasiṃha pallava. The inscription mentions the pallava race started from Aśvatthāmā, son of Droṇa. Then the list includes Pallava,…

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INSCRIPTION OF RĀJĀDHIRĀJA I FROM MĀDHAVAMANTRI DAM, KARṆĀṬAKA

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          The following inscription is a fragmentary one and fixed into a dam called Mādhavamantri dam Near Talkad, Karṇāṭaka. The inscription is in Tamil and Tamil script. It seems that the stone was taken from a temple at Tālakkāḍ while the dam was built before hundred years.           The inscription doesn’t have the starting portion….

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