VAṬṬEḸUTTU INSCRIPTION OF NARASIṂHA PALLAVA FROM KARṆĀṬAKA

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          The following inscription is found on a Vīrakal at Someśvara temple at Baṅgavādi Near Kolar, Karṇāṭaka. The inscription is in Kannada style Tamil and inscribed in Vaṭṭeḹuttu characters. The inscription belongs to the reign of Narasiṃha varmā I of Pallava dynasty. The inscription refers the death of certain servant of Bāṇa king. The name…

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VĀTĀPI INSCRIPTION OF NARASIṂHA VARMĀ I

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          We know that Narasiṃha pallava expedited till Vātāpi during the retaliation of the second Cāḷukya invasion made by Pulkēśi II. The Pallava army was in upper hand in the battles held at Maṇimaṅgalam, śūramāram and Pariyaḷam. The Pallava army entered Vātāpi the heart of the Cālukya Viṣaya which made unprecedented disaster to the dynasty…

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