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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DAIVIKA LIṄ0GA FROM RĀJASIṂHA PALLAVA’S PANEL

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          According to the scriptures the Śiva Liṅgas are divided into the following categories.           उद्भूतं दैविकं चैव मानुषं गाणवं तथा । एवं चतुर्विधं लिङ्गं स्वयम्भुरिति कीर्तितम्।। (मानसारः) Udbhūta (or) Svayambhū, Daivika, Mānuṣa and Gāṇava are the four divisions. The definitions including that of ārṣa is also given there. तत्स्थाप्य स्वयमुद्भूतं स्वयम्भूरिति कीर्तितः  १०२ देवैश्च…

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