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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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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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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