The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Indor Charter of the Time of Skandagupta

Inscribed on one side only. Campus size estimated on the basis of photo.

Object URI
OB00031
Inscription URI
IN00035

Basic Metadata

Extent
20 cm width x 12 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, western Gupta
Script size
0.3-0.5
Reigning Monarch
Skandagupta
Date (min)
465
Date (max)
466
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 146 phālguna (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic.
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yaṃ viprā vidhivat prabuddha-manaso <sic>dhyānaikatānāstuvaḥ</sic>
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First noticed in #Mitra_1874 (with a facsimile produced by Cunningham). Critically edited in #Fleet_1888. Corrected (according to Kielhorn's suggestion) in #Fleet_1889:219. Further correction in #Agrawal_1940:59.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
16
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
30
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1279
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.27
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
35
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
260-264
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