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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INSCRIPTION OF RĀJARĀJA I, MĀLAMBI, KARNĀṬAKA

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The following inscription was found on a stone at Mālambi, Karṇāṭaka which is referred as Mālavviya in the inscription. The inscription is in Haḷe (old) Kannaḍa language. The inscription belongs to the reign of Rājarāja I of Coḹa dynasty. The inscription refers to the installation of Manījā in the region with the name “Kṣatriya-śikhāmaṇi-Koṅgāḷvān” by…

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INSCRIPTION OF RĀJARĀJA FROM BALMURI KARṆĀṬAKA

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The following inscription is found on a stone near to Balmuri Agastyeśvara temple, West stone, Balmuri, Karṇāṭaka. The inscription is in Haḷe(old) Kannaḍa language. The inscription was published in Epigraphia Carnatica Volume III with the number SR 140. The inscription belongs to the 28th Regnal year of Rājarāja I of Coḹa dynasty. The śaka year…

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VṚTTA SPHUṬITAM

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          There are so many elements prescribed in Vāstu scriptures to decorate a Vimāna. Such an element is Vṛtta sphuṭa. The definition of the same is prescribed in Kāmikāgama as एवं कुम्भलता प्रोक्ता वृत्तस्फुटितमुच्यते षडष्टदशभिर्भानुमनुवैकारमात्रकैः  ११९ व्यासतारार्धनिष्क्रान्ता द्वित्र्यंशं वा द्विभागिकम् वृत्ताकारं समं चेत्तु तोरणाङ्घ्रिवदायतम्  १२० सकन्धरं तदूर्ध्वे तु शुकनास्या विभूषितम् वृत्तस्फुटितमत्रोक्तं द्युस्थसद्मविभूषितम्  १२१           The…

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DAIVIKA LIṄ0GA FROM RĀJASIṂHA PALLAVA’S PANEL

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          According to the scriptures the Śiva Liṅgas are divided into the following categories.           उद्भूतं दैविकं चैव मानुषं गाणवं तथा । एवं चतुर्विधं लिङ्गं स्वयम्भुरिति कीर्तितम्।। (मानसारः) Udbhūta (or) Svayambhū, Daivika, Mānuṣa and Gāṇava are the four divisions. The definitions including that of ārṣa is also given there. तत्स्थाप्य स्वयमुद्भूतं स्वयम्भूरिति कीर्तितः  १०२ देवैश्च…

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