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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PALLAVA DESCENDENT AS PĀṆḌYA OFFICIAL

          We know that after Aprājita pallava who was killed by Āditya Coḹa, the pallava race lost its glory and became a subordinate one without any significance. We know that Āditya coḹa married Tribhuvanamādevi from pallava race. Karandai plates of Rājendra I claim that Parāntaka I fought with pallavas. Pārthivendrādivarmā, was the in charge of…

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BAPPABHAṬṬĀRAKA IN PALLAVA HISTORY

          We have witnessed the name Bappa Bhaṭṭāraka in so many Pallava copper plates. Almost all the copper plates starting from Hirahaḍagalli plates of Śivaskandavarman have the term. All the copper plates mention the king as “Bappa Bhaṭṭāraka Pādānudhyāta” i.e one who meditates at the holy feet of Bappa bhaṭṭāraka. The earliest reference from Hirahaḍagalli…

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