MAÑCIKKALLU INSCRIPTION OF SIṂHAVARMA – EARLIEST STONE INSCRIPTION OF PALLAVAS

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          This inscription was found at Mañcikkallu, Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh. The inscription contains five lines. Some portion of the inscription is damaged. The characters are of Southern Brāmī type, the predecessor of Telugu-Kaṇṇaḍa scipt and are written in Prākṛta language. The inscription belongs to Simḥavarmā I of Pallava dynasty and is dated as 320…

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