The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 11

This is "a rugged boulder, parts of which have broken away" (#Sircar_1953-54a:84). No further details are reported. It is on Kauleśvarī Hill (24.374768, 84.864330, recorded on Google Maps as Kolua Pahar, probably a typo for Koula), about 8.5 km from Hunterganj in present-day Jharkhand. The exact location of the inscribed boulder is not reported. 

Materialsstone, local
Formboulder
Event History
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    in situ
    Date
    1953

The inscription is probably on a natural boulder or rock face. It was located by Beglar (as reported by Fleet), and is on the right-hand side of the base of a flight of steps leading from the Pāpaharaṇī tank (24.832346, 87.035822) at the bottom of the hill to the hilltop tank. Hamilton says this inscription is higher up than the one on %OB00196.

Materialsstone, local
Formboulder
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

A fragment of a stone slab, broken at a slant on the left-hand side, with the top wider and the bottom narrower. Object dimensions as reported by #Sircar_1984b.

Materialsstone, local
Formslab
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    In the collection of Girija Shankar Runwal of Mandasor

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.

The inscription is on the back wall of Tawā Cave in Udayagiri, a little to the left as one enters. The cave's number is 7 according to Agrawala (1983) but 8 according to Willis (2009) and Wikipedia.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Udayagiri
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Date
    1874-1877
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The rock surface is damaged by peeling off, but the text is largely legible.

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.

The inscription is on the left wall at the extreme end outside the verandah in Cave 16. It is badly damaged by water. A ground plan of the cave (not showing the placement of the inscription) drawn by James Burgess is available at http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/other/019wdz000002214u00008000.html.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

The inscription is on a side wall outside the verandah of the cave. A ground plan of the cave (not showing the placement of the inscription) drawn by Robert Gill is available at http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/apac/other/019wdz000001092u00014000.html.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

The inscription is on a recessed surface on the back wall of the verandah of the cave, at the northern end (to the left of the door). The cave is described in #Fergusson_Burgess_1880:346-347.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ

A plate inscribed on both sides. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole (0.6 cm in diameter) for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3 centimetres from the edte. All dimensions are uncertain, since #Deshpande_Mahajan_1939 only had access to photographs.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History

A plate inscribed only on the recto. Its surface is flat, without raised rims. The hole (0.6 cm in diameter) for the connecting ring is on the left-hand side, vertically at the centre, and horizontally 3 centimetres from the edte. All dimensions are uncertain, since #Deshpande_Mahajan_1939 only had access to photographs.

Materialsstone, local
Formrock face
Event History