The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Bhumara Pillar Inscription of Hastin and Sarvanatha

9 lines, in a good state of preservation.

Object Reference
Object URI
OB00073
Inscription URI
IN00080

Basic Metadata

Extent
27cm width x 48cm height;
Decoration
None
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class
Script size
1.6-2.2
Reigning Monarch
Saṃkṣobha
Date (min)
508
Date (max)
509
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 209 caitra śukla 13, mahāśvayuja saṃvatsara (era: Gupta). Basis of dating: intrinsic. The day is also given as Caitra 29, which shows that the month was pūrṇimānta.
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mahā-māghe<lb n="8" />sa<sic>mba</sic>tsare kārttika-māsa-<lb n="9" />divasa <num value="18">10 8</num><supplied reason="omitted">||</supplied>
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Bibliography description
First reported in #Cunningham_1879:8-9 and translated ibid. P. 16 (No. 9), with eye copy (plate IV/9). First edited (from the original) in #Fleet_1888. Date discussed in #Fleet_1888:introduction 119-124, and #Fleet_1890:228. Date also discussed in #Dikshit_1931-32:125. Corrections and further discussion in #Sircar_1959-60a.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
24
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1661
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