The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Gangdhar Stela of the Time of Visvavarman

Dimensions from #Fleet_1888:72, who says the larger figure is the breadth, which must be an error. Thickness not reported. Fleet says there is something sculpted "at the top of the stone" (this must be on the horizontal top facet, since he also says that writing covers the entire front of the stone) which is not recognisable in the drawing that had been brought to him, but seems to be a 16-leaved waterlily. Fleet describes the object as a tablet and says it "looks as if" it was a panel in the wall of a temple - but then the lotus carved on top would have been hidden. I'm provisionally classifying it as a stela. The left edge and the top left and right corners of the stone have broken away.

Object URI
OB00069
Extent
62 cm width x 112 cm height
History details
Brought to Fleet's notice in 1883 by Colonel W. Muir. In Gaṅgdhār (85 km SW of Jhalrapatan; now apparently in Mandsaur District, MP [unless it's Kota District, Rajasthan], shown on Google Maps as Gangadhar, 56 km east of Mandsaur). The stela was under a tamarind tree about 1.6 km north of the village, on the site of an old ruined temple.
Event Type
Created
Place
Gaṇgdhār
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain
Event Type
Recorded
Place
Gaṇgdhār
Event Place Uncertain
Date
1883
Event Type
Stored
Place
in situ
Event Place Uncertain
place uncertain