Important Discoveries in the recent past
JAINA INSCRIPTION, LAKSHMANI, DISTRICT JHABUA
This inscription from Jaina Svetambara mandir is in Sanskrit language and Nagari characters. It is engraved on the pedestal of an image of Adinatha in the
garbhagriha. It is dated in Vikrama 1310 (1253 A.D.). This inscription probably records the making of the image of
Adinatha by mamtri Gosala together with his son Vi . ndeva and his wife Garedevi and their son
mamtri Padama and his wife (name lost).
JAINA INSCRIPTION, DEWAS, DEWAS DISTRICT
This inscription, engraved on the pedestal of a broken Jaina image, now preserved in the State Museum, is in local dialect and Nagari characters and dated in Vikrama 1221 (1163 A.D.). It mentions the names of
acharya Prabhachchandra, sadhu Chanda, sadhu Gaidhara, Mehindi, Sekenhi, sadhu Ralha, sadhu Papa and
sadhu Thala, all belonging to Paliv-anvya and probably records their obeisance.