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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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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A LOVE STORY FROM CĀLUKYAN INSCRIPTION

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          We have witnessed so many love stories in history. Still there are more in the queue.  Such an interesting story is gleaned from the Mahākūṭeśvara temple at Mahākūṭa an architectural wonder of Cālukyas of Bādāmi. The temple is assigned to Maṅgaleśa(596-609 CE) and further research revealed that the same is reconstructed during 625 CE…

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SANSKRIT PORTION OF KUMARAḌI MAṄGALAM COPPER PLATES OF NANDIVARMĀ III

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Find spot           These plates were purchased from Sri. Govindarajan, Tamil professor, Karunthaṭṭāṅkuḍi, Tañjāvūr. Birla Archeological and Cultural Research institute, Hyderabad, purchased these plates.   Plate details           There are five plates in the set and measure 23 cms in length and 9 cms in breadth. The thickness of the plates is 2 cms. The…

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SANSKRIT PORTION OF CIṘṘŪR PLATES OF NṚPATUṄGAVARMĀ

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          The epigraphic records of the kings are found for a long course of time. With regards to the Sanskrit epigraphs, Ayodhyā inscription, Gośūṇḍī inscription and Hāthibāḍā inscription are dated as earliest ones. (Indian Epigraphy by Rechord Solomon, Page 86). These inscriptions are dated as 1st BCE on the basis of Paleography and other factors….

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