The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Mathura Stone Inscription of Candragupta II

Writing covers the entire surface of what is left of the stone. The first line is almost entirely lost; an increasing length of lines 2 to 10 remains; any number of subsequent lines may be lost.

Object URI
OB00012
Inscription URI
IN00013

Basic Metadata

Extent
25 cm width x 29 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class / western Gupta, almost identical to %IN00008
Script size
1-2
Reigning Monarch
Candragupta II
Date (min)
370
Date (max)
416
Date comments
Basis of dating: approximate reign of Candragupta II.
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<lb n="1" /><gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" /> <supplied reason="lost">sarvva-rājocchettuḥ pṛthiv</supplied>y<supplied reason="lost">ām apratiratha</supplied>
<lb break="no" n="2" /><supplied reason="lost">sya catur-udadhi-sali</supplied>lāsvādita-ya<supplied reason="lost">śaso dha</supplied>
<lb break="no" n="3" /><supplied reason="lost">nada-varuṇendrāntaka-sa</supplied>masya kṛtānta-<supplied reason="lost">paraśoḥ</supplied>
<lb n="4" /><supplied reason="lost">nyāyāgatāneka-go</supplied>-hiraṇya-koṭi-prada<supplied reason="lost">sya ciro</supplied>
<lb break="no" n="5" /><supplied reason="lost">tsannāśvamedhāharttur mma</supplied>hārāja-śrī-gupta-prapau<supplied reason="lost">t</supplied>r<supplied reason="lost">asya</supplied>
<lb n="6" /><supplied reason="lost">mahārāja-śrī-ghaṭotka</supplied>ca-pautrasya mahārājādhir<supplied reason="lost">āja-</supplied>
<lb n="7" /><supplied reason="lost">śrī-candragupta-pu</supplied>trasya licchavi-dauhitrasya mahā<supplied reason="lost">de</supplied>
<lb break="no" n="8" /><supplied reason="lost">vyāṃ kumāra</supplied>d<supplied reason="lost">e</supplied>vyām utpannasya mahārājādhirā
<lb break="no" n="9" /><supplied reason="lost">ja-śrī-sa</supplied>mudraguptasya putreṇa tat-parigṛ
<lb break="no" n="10" /><supplied reason="lost">hī</supplied>t<supplied reason="lost">e</supplied>na mahādev<supplied reason="lost">y</supplied>āṃ dat<supplied reason="lost">t</supplied>adev<supplied reason="lost">y</supplied>ām ut<supplied reason="lost">p</supplied>an<supplied reason="lost">n</supplied>e
<lb break="no" n="11" /><supplied reason="lost">na parama-bhāgavatena mahārājādhirāja-śrī-</supplied>
<lb n="12" /><supplied reason="lost">candraguptena</supplied> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
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Bibliography description
First noticed (in passing) in #ASIR_01:237. (According to #Fleet_1888:26 [repeated in #Bhandarkar_1981:252], the inscription is also mentioned in #Cunningham_1863; they do not, however, give a page number and this report has no section about Mathurā.) Discussed, with hand-drawn transcript, in #ASIR_03:37. Critically edited in #Fleet_1888.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
4
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
10
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1542
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
9
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
124-125
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<lb n="6" /><supplied reason="lost">mahārāja-śrī-ghaṭotka</supplied>ca-pautrasya mahārājādhir<supplied reason="lost">āja-</supplied>
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<lb break="no" n="11" /><supplied reason="lost">na parama-bhāgavatena mahārājādhirāja-śrī-</supplied>
<lb n="12" /><supplied reason="lost">candraguptena</supplied> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
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