The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 6

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.

Materialssandstone, stone
Formblock
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Eraṇ (Airikiṇa)
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Eraṇ
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
Inscriptions
  1. 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 the beginning of each line.

The stone was re-cut sometime after being engraved. The front has traces of 11 lines of writing, with about 13 characters each. These are illegible, but appear to be in the same alphabet as the preserved inscriptions and seem distinct from those. The back face, where the original pillar or block seems to have been cut in half, is rough.

Materialsstone
Formstone fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gaḍhwā Fort
    Date
    1871-72
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is on the lower part of the proper left side of the slab, below %I-0011 and separated from it by a horizontal line. The second half of each line has been broken away.

  2. The inscription is on the upper part of the proper right side of the slab. The first half of each line and almost all of the first line has been broken away.

  3. The inscription is on the proper left side of the stone, below %I-0010. It consists of eight lines, with the second half of each broken away.

  4. The inscription is on the upper part of the proper left side of the stone. The first two entire lines and the second half of the seven extant lines line have been broken away.

The stone was re-cut sometime after being engraved. It seems to have been a section of a square pillar split lengthwise into four. The present object is inscribed on both the faces that were originally on the outside of the pillar. Dimensions above are estimates based on the inscription campus data given in Fleet and Agrawala.

Materialsstone
Formstone fragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. Eight extant lines; the second half of each is lost. There were probably five or six additional lines before the first extant line.

  2. 14 lines, with the beginnings of each line lost. There were probably no more lines in this inscription. 

A long slab, with the proper right side broken off and lost.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formfragment
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gaḍhwā
    Date
    1874-77
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. 4 lines, the beginning of each lost. Margins about 3.8 cm on all sides except proper right, where the slab is broken.

A stone slab with the left edge damaged. Part of its bottom side has also been cut away and lost after it was found but before it was delivered to the Calcutta museum, possibly to adjust its size for fixing in some other building. Dimensions above are for the extant fragment.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Gwalior
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Gwalior fort
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1929
Inscriptions
  1. Seven lines of text are extant. The first 2-3 characters of each line is lost. Much of the seventh line is also broken away along with lines 8 and 9, but these were extant and had been copied when the inscription was first noticed by scholars.

A stone slab that has been re-cut, leaving the top and bottom intact, but removing the (viewer's) right-hand side and possibly part of the left-hand side as well. There are also two round holes drilled into the surface at about half-height and 1/4 and 3/4 of the width.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Sārnāth
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Sārnāth
    Date
    1861-62
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    India Museum, Calcutta
    Date
    1983
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription of 16 lines covers the entire extant surface. The (viewer's) right-hand side, and perhaps a thinner slice of the left-hand side as well, have been cut away, resulting in the destruction of at least 18 characters per line.