The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 215
Inscribed on both sides. Inscribed area dimensions estimated from photo.
Inscribed on both sides; most of the letters are well preserved.
Inscribed on both sides. Inscribed area dimensions estimated from photo.
Inscribed on both sides, but the verso is all but illegible because of corrosion. Inscribed area dimensions estimated from photo.
Inscribed on both sides of the plate. Campus size (for the recto face) estimated from photo.
The inscription is only on one side of the plate. There seem to be practically no margins.
8 lines of text. Hall says the first line is considerably longer than the rest, but this is clearly wrong; the last line is, however, considerably shorter than the rest, and is aligned to the centre. The inscribed panel is just barely larger than the inscription. A vertical crack runs across the panel about 1/3 of its width from the right-hand side, damaging and destroying some characters.
The inscription is at the top of the lower octagonal section of the extant part of the pillar, occupying three of its faces. The bottom line is about 15 cm above the ground (#Bhandarkar_1981:352). The inscription is weathered and damaged by the whetting of tools on the edges, but most of it is quite legible on the original stone.
The bottom of the inscription is 1 metre above the pedestal, on the west side of the pillar (facing the temples).
A fragment. At least six full lines have been broken away from the top (a stanza and a half, with one pāda per line as in lines 7 to 24 (slightly different in 9-10); there may also have been a prose incipit before the first verse), an unknown number of lines lost from the bottom. The first few characters of lines 7 to 24 are destroyed, and from line 25 onward one pāda of verse is also lost from…