NEW INSCRIPTION OF RĀJASIṀHA PALLAVA FROM KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE, KĀÑCĪPURAM

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Found this inscription along with Sri. Swaminatha sthapati, from the steps adjacent to Baṅgāru amman shrine at śrī Kāmākṣi temple who resides at the heart of Kāñcīpuram. I astonished by this discovery since this is the first inscription of Rājasiṁha pallava found in a non-pallava period temple at Kāñcīpuram. The inscription is fragmentary and in…

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COPPER PLATE INSCRIPTIONS OF KĀÑCĪ KĀMAKOṬI PĪṬHAM – 2

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Copper plate inscription of Vīra Narasiṃha Deva           There are four sets of Copper plate grants in the collection of Kāñcī Kāmakoṭi pīṭha that were given by the Vijayanagara kings. The earliest of the set belongs to the reign of Vīranarsiṃha of Tuḷuva dynasty, brother of the well known Kṛṣṇa Devarāya. He ruled from 1505…

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VAṬṬEḸUTTU INSCRIPTION OF PARAMEŚVARA VARMĀ I FROM KARṆĀṬAKA

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          The following inscription is found near the Gopālakṛṣṇa temple at Bairākūr, Mulbagal taluq, Karṇāṭaka. The inscription is in Tamil and inscribed in Vaṭṭeḹuttu characters. The inscription is fragmentary and denotes the 12th regnal year of Vijaya Īśvara varmā who can be identified as Parameśvara varmā I of Pallava dynasty. The inscription refers to the…

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COPPER PLATE INSCRIPTIONS OF KĀÑCĪ KĀMAKOṬI PĪṬHAM – 1

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Copper plate inscription of Vijaya Gaṇḍa Gopāla Deva           Donations were made to temples, mutts, religious persons and the same was recorded in Palm leaves, copper plates and stone epigraphs by which the records were called as “Tribalī-śāsanam”. Such copper plate inscriptions are available at Kāmakoṭi pīṭham which claims its lineage from Śrīmad Ādi Śaṅkara…

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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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