The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Kaulesvari Inscription of Visnugupta

Object URI
OB00198
Inscription URI
IN00213

Basic Metadata

Extent
150 cm width
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
northern class, kuṭila type
Script size
6.5-18
Date (min)
680
Date (max)
729
Date comments
Basis of dating: conjecture, reign of Viṣṇugupta.
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<p>This is "a rugged boulder, parts of which have broken away" (#Sircar_1953-54a:84). No further details are reported. It is on Kauleśvarī Hill (24.374768, 84.864330, recorded on Google Maps as Kolua Pahar, probably a typo for Koula), about 8.5 km from Hunterganj in present-day Jharkhand. The exact location of the inscribed boulder is not reported. </p>
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<lb n="2" />vye poyarāja-sa<unclear>tra</unclear>
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported and edited in #Sircar_1953-54a:84-85.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
II.5
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