SANSKRIT PORTION OF CIṘṘŪR PLATES OF NṚPATUṄGAVARMĀ

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          The epigraphic records of the kings are found for a long course of time. With regards to the Sanskrit epigraphs, Ayodhyā inscription, Gośūṇḍī inscription and Hāthibāḍā inscription are dated as earliest ones. (Indian Epigraphy by Rechord Solomon, Page 86). These inscriptions are dated as 1st BCE on the basis of Paleography and other factors….

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PALLAVA DESCENDENT AS PĀṆḌYA OFFICIAL

          We know that after Aprājita pallava who was killed by Āditya Coḹa, the pallava race lost its glory and became a subordinate one without any significance. We know that Āditya coḹa married Tribhuvanamādevi from pallava race. Karandai plates of Rājendra I claim that Parāntaka I fought with pallavas. Pārthivendrādivarmā, was the in charge of…

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KHAṆḌA HARMYAS OF RĀJASIṂHA

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          Rājasiṃha pallava, embodiment of innovative ideas encouraged sculptors to introduce innovative structures in the shrines built during his period. Kailāsanātha temple at Kāñcīpuram and Tālagirīśvara temple at Paṉaimalai are the excellent examples of innovative structural wonders. Kaṇḍa harmyas are the components introduced in these temples which are not seen in any of the temple….

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BAPPABHAṬṬĀRAKA IN PALLAVA HISTORY

          We have witnessed the name Bappa Bhaṭṭāraka in so many Pallava copper plates. Almost all the copper plates starting from Hirahaḍagalli plates of Śivaskandavarman have the term. All the copper plates mention the king as “Bappa Bhaṭṭāraka Pādānudhyāta” i.e one who meditates at the holy feet of Bappa bhaṭṭāraka. The earliest reference from Hirahaḍagalli…

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