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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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 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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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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TWO CONTEMPORARY BRAHMIN COMMANDER-IN-CHIEFS OF MEDIEVAL EMPIRES

          We know that the two predominant empires of deccan during the middle period of 11th CE were Coḹas of Gaṅgai Koṇḍa Coḹapuram and Cālukyas of Kalyāṇī. Other dynasties were allying behind these two empires. The clashes between these two empires were started by Rājarāja I (985-1014 CE) who conquered Satyāśraya (997-1007 CE). After him,…

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RĀJAGURUS OF COḸAS AND AGHORA ŚIVĀCĀRYA PADDHATI

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          The royal preceptors are traced in Indian History. Coḹas, dedicated followers of Śaivism too installed their preceptors and they followed them in their religious acts. Such preceptors are found in their inscriptions. The qualifications of such ācārya or purohita are well explained in Dharma and Artha śāstras. The following list gives the list of…

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NEW AND IMPORTANT INSCRIPTION FROM KĀÑCĪ KĀMĀKṢI AMMAN TEMPLE

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I have already posted two unpublished Sanskrit inscription of Sundara Pāṇḍya and a fragmentary inscription of Parāntaka I from Kāñcī kāmāṣi amman temple. The following new inscription is found near the Vināyaka shrine of the Ṛṣi gopura. By seeing the lines I was excited. Because the term “Priya Nāccuyār” is found in this Pre-Vijayanagara inscription….

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