The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Udayagiri Jaina Cave Wall

Cunningham (#Cunningham_1880a:53-54) gives the cave the number 10; Agrawala calls it Cave 20. The cave is high up in the northwestern end of the hill, about 100 metres beyond the "Amrita Cave." It consists of several rooms separated by walls constructed of stone. According to Cunningham (ibid.) the inscription is on the rock face in one of the northern rooms, while Fleet (#Fleet_1888:258) says it is on a partly natural and partly artificial low arch, leading from the principal room to the next room towards the east. The inscribed area is irregular and apparently not set off from the surface in any way, hence dimensions are recorded for the inscription only. Cunningham (ibid.) also observes that the inscription is damaged at the edges due to chipping of the angular rock surfaces, which seems to imply that it is on the inside of an arch or doorway, through a wall whose thickness is the width of the inscription. Dimensions given above are those of the inscription.

Object URI
OB00054
Extent
39 cm width x 21 cm height
History details
In the modern period first noticed by Cunningham in the mid-19th century.
Event Type
Created
Place
Udayagiri Hill
Event Place Uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Event Place Uncertain
Date
mid nineteenth century
Event Type
Stored
Place
in situ
Event Place Uncertain