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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EKAPĀDAMŪRTI AND PALLAVA CAVE TEMPLES

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          Māheśvara mūrtis are numbered as 25 out of which Ekapāda trimūrti is also one. My father took this form during the destruction of the worlds where Viṣṇu and Brahmā merged with him. This definition of this mūrti is as follows. रक्तवर्णः त्रिणेत्रश्च वरदाभयहस्तकः। कृष्णापरशुसंयुक्तो जटामकुटमण्डितः।। ऋज्वागतस्तथैकेन पादेनापि समन्वितः। दक्षिणोत्तरयोश्चैव पार्श्वयोरुभयोरपि।। कटिप्रदेशादूर्ध्वन्तु ब्रह्मविष्णवर्धकाययुक्। कृताञ्जलिपुटौ एकपादयुक्तौ…

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