The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Sanchi Railing Inscription of GE 131

Eleven lines, well preserved.

Object URI
OB00068
Inscription URI
IN00075

Basic Metadata

Extent
75 cm width x 60 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
southern class, less carefully formed than %IN00012
Script size
1.3-2.5
Reigning Monarch
Kumāragupta I
Date (min)
439
Date (max)
440
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 131 aśvayuj 5 (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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<lb break="no" n="2" />pitaram uddiśya kākanādaboṭa-śrī-mahāvihāre cāturddiśā<unclear>yā</unclear>ryya-saṃ
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<lb break="no" n="4" />r upajāyate tayā divase divase saṃgha-madhya-praviṣṭaka-bhikṣur ekaḥ bhoja
<lb break="no" n="5" />yitavyaḥ<supplied reason="omitted">|</supplied> ratnagṛhe pi dīnāra-trayaṃ dattaṃ <supplied reason="undefined">ta</supplied><unclear>d-dīnā</unclear>ra-trayasya vṛ<unclear>ddhyā</unclear> ratnagṛhe
<lb break="no" n="6" />bhagavato buddhasya divase divase dīpa-trayaṃ prajvālayitavyaṃ<supplied reason="omitted">|</supplied> catur-buddhāsa
<lb break="no" n="7" />ne pi dattaḥ dīnāra ekaḥ<supplied reason="omitted">|</supplied> tasya vṛddhyā catur-buddhāsane bhagavato buddhasya
<lb break="no" n="8" />divase divase dīpaḥ prajvālayitavyaḥ<supplied reason="omitted">|</supplied> evam eṣākṣaya-nīvī
<lb break="no" n="9" />ācandrārkka-śilā-lekhyā svāminī-sanasiddha-bhāryyayā
<lb break="no" n="10" /> upāsik<choice><sic>a</sic><corr>ā</corr></choice>-harisvāminyā pravarttitā iti<supplied reason="omitted">|</supplied>
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<p><lb break="no" n="11" />saṃvvaT <num value="131">100 30 1</num> aśvayug <expan><abbr>di</abbr><ex>vase</ex></expan> <num value="5">5</num> ||
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported (with eye copy "most impartially taken before any attempt had been made to read it", and transcript by Pt. Rāma Govinda) in #Prinsep_1837b:457-459 (inscription 2). Discussed in Cunningham_1854:192-193. Edited in #Fleet_1888.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
62
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1274
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
65
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
IV. Sāñcī 103
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
190-192
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<lb break="no" n="10" /> upāsik<choice><sic>a</sic><corr>ā</corr></choice>-harisvāminyā pravarttitā iti<supplied reason="omitted">|</supplied>
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