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.

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History details
Discovered by Cunningham and Beglar in their excavations at Bodhgaya, before 1886.
Event Type
Imperial Museum, Calcutta
Event Place Uncertain