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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SIVANVĀYIL INSCRIPTION OF SIṂHAVARMĀ – EARLIEST EPIGRAPH IN GRANTHA SCRIPT

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          This inscription was found in a village Śivanvāsal situated 15 kilometers from Tiruvaḷḷūr. The inscription was discovered from an old temple dedicated for Vaikuṇṭhanātha and the stone containing the inscription was used as step.           The inscription is the example of archaic variety of Grantha script and in Sanskrit college. The inscription was published…

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