The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 5

A single copper plate, weighing 152 grams and slightly thicker than EA-IN-002 and 24. The rims are not thickened. A seal may have been attached to the plate, but is now lost.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Dāmodarpur
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Dāmodarpur
    Date
    1915
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. Inscribed on both sides; most of the letters are well preserved.

The cave is on the southern side of Nāgārjunī Hill, the easternmost member of the group that includes Barābar Hill. Its façade bears a Mauryan inscription (which names the cave Gopikā kubhā) above the doorway, and Anantavarman's inscription (%IN00153) on the left-hand side of the entrance (probably inside the doorway, but this is not clear from Fleet's description).

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formring of plate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

An iron pillar, described in the inscription as a dhvaja of Viṣṇu.

Materialsmetal, iron
Formpillar
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    unknown
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Date
    1834
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The bottom line is about 220 cm above the stone platform in its present location.

The inscriptions are on a vertical rock face which appears to have been the back wall of an artificial cave that has been eroded away by water. Dimensions are not reported. Local tradition says that the place was the cave of Virūpākṣa ṛṣi and the inscriptions were engraved by devas in three different kinds of devākṣaras and contain sacred teachings.

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

The cave is on the northern side of Nāgārjunī Hill, the easternmost member of the group that includes Barābar Hill. Its façade bears a Mauryan inscription (which names the cave Vaḍathikā kubhā) above the doorway, and Anantavarman's inscription (%IN00153) on the right-hand side of the entrance (probably inside the doorway, but this is not clear from Fleet's description).

Materialsmetal, copper alloy
Formplate set
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ