Important Discoveries Madhya Pradesh

Epigraphical Studies in India – Sanskrit and Dravidian
Epigraphical Studies in India

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Important Discoveries in the recent past
Madhya Pradesh

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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).

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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.

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