The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 5

A colossal image of Varāha, facing east, in the portico of a ruined temple at the south end of the group of temples about 800 m to the west of the village. The inscription is on a flattened (slightly concave) panel on the Varāha's neck (or, as expressed by Hall_1861b:14, it "spans the throat of a colossal image of a swine"). The bottom of the panel is about 180 cm above the ground.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formsculpture, Varāha image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Airikiṇa
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Date
    1838
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. 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.

A semi-detached block of rock which bears three inscriptions, %IN00111 in a central position, with %IN00112 above it and %IN00113 below and to the left of it.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formsculpture, Buddhist image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

On the north side of one of two small broken pillars, a few metres to the northeast of the eastern gateway of the main stūpa. The pillar is monolithic and circular in cross-section. The other pillar is not inscribed. No further details are reported.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formsculpture, Buddhist image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

A large image of the Buddha seated in dharmacakra mudrā. The inscription is on the pedestal.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formsculpture, Buddhist image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

A rock described as a "smooth shining block of basalt" but presumably a natural formation. Size not reported, but smaller than %OB00102. It bears two inscriptions, %IN00114 above and %IN00115 below it.

Materialsstone, unspecified
Formsculpture, Buddhist image
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ