The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Bilsad Southern Stone Pillar of Kumaragupta I

The pillar is at the southwest corner of the eastern part of Bilsaḍ town (Eta, UP). It is the southern member of the western pair in a group of four columns, probably remnants of the temple of Mahāsena mentioned in the inscription. The western columns are circular monoliths with copies of the inscription; the other pair (26 metres to the east) is square and bears no inscription. The height given for the pillar is for the extant finished portion; the top is broken off, while at the bottom there is a rough section of unknown length. The northern column of the western pair has the primary specimen of this inscription (%I-0019), while the present specimen is mostly eroded to illegibility.

Object URI
OB00019
Extent
~300 cm width x 48-51 cm diameter
History details
Discovered in 1877-78 by Cunningham in Bilsaḍ (aka Bilsaṇḍa, Etah District, UP).
Event Type
Created
Place
Bilsaḍ
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Bilsaḍ
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1877-78
Event Type
Stored
Place
in situ
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain