The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Bodhgaya Stela of Mahanaman

A slab that according to Fleet appears to have been set in a socket about 3 inches deep and mortised at the sides into a building, so it may not be a proper stela. The thickness of the slab and the finish of the back face are not reported. The inscription occupies the upper two thirds of the front; in the bottom left-hand corner there is an engraved outline figure of a cow nibbling at the foliage of a plant in the corner, and a calf below the cow's belly.

Object URI
OB00107
History details
Discovered by Cunningham and Beglar in their excavations at Bodhgaya, before 1886.
Event Type
Stored
Place
Imperial Museum, Calcutta
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1888