The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Bihar Kotra Stone Inscription of Naravarman

Writing probably covers the entire surface of the stone.

Object URI
OB00017
Inscription URI
IN00018

Basic Metadata

Extent
32 cm width x 16 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
Mālwā variety of western Gupta alphabet
Reigning Monarch
Naravarman
Date (min)
416
Date (max)
417
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 474 śrāvaṇa śukla 2 (era: Kṛta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
Reported in #PWMR_1938-39:12 and #Acharya_1939:12. Also noticed and discussed by S. N. Chakravarti in ARASI_1938-39:@PAGE?. Critically edited in #Chakravarti_1941-42. Summarised in #Trivedi_2001:12 (No. 1).
Inscription Concordance
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NA
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15
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NA
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1/III.51A
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NA
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IV. Bihār Kotra 1
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343
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NA
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