The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Gwalior Inscription of Mihirakula

Description

Seven lines of text are extant. The first 2-3 characters of each line is lost. Much of the seventh line is also broken away along with lines 8 and 9, but these were extant and had been copied when the inscription was first noticed by scholars.

Object Reference
Inscription URI
IN00100
Object URI
OB00091

Basic Metadata

Extent
79 cm width x 13 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, similar to %IN00099
Script size
1
Reigning Monarch
Mihirakula
Date (min)
515
Date (max)
540
Date comments
Intrinsic Date: 15 kārttika śukla (era: regnal, Mihirakula). Basis of dating: intrinsic + reign of Mihirakula. No day, and the assumption of the pakṣa is based only on the restored reading gaganapatau nirmmale bhāti (l4-5).
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<l>kiraṇa-nivaha-jālair vyoma vidyotayadbhiḥ</l>
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<l>cakita-gamana-kheda-bhrānta-caṃcat-saṭāntaiḥ|</l>
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<l>tasyodita-kula-kīrtteḥ putro tula-vikramaḥ patiḥ pṛthvyāḥ</l>
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<l>mātṛtulasya tu pautraḥ putraś ca tathaiva mātṛdāsasya</l>
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<l>nānā-dhātu-vicitre gopāhvaya-nāmni bhūdhare ramye</l>
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<l>puṇyābhivṛddhi-hetor mmātāpitros tathātmanaś caiva</l>
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<l>ye kārayanti bhānoś candrāṃśu-sama-prabhaṃ gṛha-pravaraṃ</l>
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<l>bhaktyā raver vviracitaṃ sad-dharmma-khyāpanaṃ sukīrttimayaṃ</l>
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<l>yāvac-charvva-jaṭā-kalāpa-gahane vidyotate candramā</l>
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Bibliography description
First edited (with translation) in #Mitra_1861. Cunningham's ink impression published with #Mitra_1862 (Plate i. No. I, around page 391; my scan lacks the plate). Re-edited in #Fleet_1888. Summarised in #Trivedi_2001:23 (No. 10).
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
37
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1869, 2109
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1/III.57
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
360-361
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