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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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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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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