The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 2

A smoothed and countersunk panel on the façade of the cave. In the dimensions above (quoted from Agrawala), depth stands for the depth of sinking back from the rock face. The lower part of the panel shows a figure of a four-armed Viṣṇu with his two wives, and a twelve-armed goddess.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Udayagiri Hill
  • Event Type
    Recorded
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription occupies the upper part of the panel.

Cunningham (#Cunningham_1880a:53-54) gives the cave the number 10; Agrawala calls it Cave 20. The cave is high up in the northwestern end of the hill, about 100 metres beyond the "Amrita Cave." It consists of several rooms separated by walls constructed of stone.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Udayagiri Hill
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Date
    mid nineteenth century
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. Eight lines, intact except for some chipping at the edges. The inscribed area is an oblong with the lower right (proper left) corner missing, but this is the original shape of the inscription, not a subsequent break. The modern numerals 31245 are inscribed below the last line, as observed by Fleet but not by Cunningham. The tops of these numerals are visible below puṇyam in the rubbing, and they seem to be Devanagari.