The South Asia Inscriptions Database
Records: 2

The pillar is at the southwest corner of the eastern part of Bilsaḍ town (Eta, UP). It is the northern member of the western pair in a group of four columns, probably remnants of the temple of Mahāsena mentioned in the inscription. The western columns are circular monoliths with copies of the inscription; the other pair (26 metres to the east) is square and bears no inscription.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formcolumn
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
    Date
    1877-78
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription of 13 lines is on the eastern side of the pillar. Agrawala (1983:26) provides a third dimension (4.5 cm), which is presumably the depth of a recessed panel on the column.

The pillar is at the southwest corner of the eastern part of Bilsaḍ town (Eta, UP). It is the southern member of the western pair in a group of four columns, probably remnants of the temple of Mahāsena mentioned in the inscription. The western columns are circular monoliths with copies of the inscription; the other pair (26 metres to the east) is square and bears no inscription.

Materialsstone, sandstone
Formcolumn
Event History
  • Event Type
    Created
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
  • Event Type
    Recorded
    Place
    Bilsaḍ
    Date
    1877-78
  • Event Type
    Stored
    Place
    in situ
Inscriptions
  1. The inscription is on the eastern side of the pillar. It is in 16 lines, as opposed to 13 in the other specimen. Dimensions are not available. Bhandarkar (1981:268) gives the beginnings of the legible lines and notes that this duplicate has clarified some uncertain readings in the primary inscription.