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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MATERIALS USED FOR MANUSCRIPTS – STONE

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          Stone was used for writing from very early times. There are so many instances where stone epigraphs are found with great eloquence. But in the view of manuscripts only few of them can be considered as manuscripts containing scriptures. Though the edicts of Aśoka, Tāḷḷaguṇḍa pillar inscription, Hathigumpha Cave inscription and Kanyākumāri stone epigraph…

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