The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Vidisa Inscription of Ramagupta on the Image of Puspadanta

Four lines inscribed on the pedestal of the image. No size data given in Bhandarkar (1981).

Object URI
OB00006
Inscription URI
IN00006

Basic Metadata

Decoration
The pedestal has no lāñchanas, only a cakra symbol in the centre of each. There are also two figures of what appear to be couchant winged lions, on the two sides of the inscription facing outward.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
Gupta characters of the 4th century, closely resembling those of %IN00012. Bhandarkar (1981) gives no sizes.
Reigning Monarch
Rāmagupta
Date (min)
360
Date (max)
380
Date comments
Basis of dating: person, Rāmagupta.
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<lb break="no" n="2" />hārājādhirāja-śrī-rāmaguptena upadeśāt pāṇipātrika-
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
The discovery of the images was reported in The Hindustan Times on 18 March 1969. The inscriptions were edited in #Gai_1969a. Imagery analysed in #Agrawala_1969. Re-edited in #Gai_1970a. Summarised in #Trivedi_2001:13-14 (No. 3). Discussed in: #Shah_1969, #Mirashi_1977, #Willis_2009:231; #Bakker_2010a:463; #Dundas_2014:231-232.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
5
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
6
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
93-98
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