The South Asia Inscriptions Database

Gadhwa Donation 1 of the Time of Candragupta II

The inscription is on the upper part of the proper left side of the stone. The first two entire lines and the second half of the seven extant lines line have been broken away.

Object Reference
Object URI
OB00010
Inscription URI
IN00010

Basic Metadata

Extent
10 cm width x 41 cm height
Decoration
None.
Language
Sanskrit
Script
eastern Gupta script, similar to %IN00001
Script size
0.8
Reigning Monarch
Candragupta II
Date (min)
370
Date (max)
408
Date comments
Basis of dating: approximate reign of Candragupta; not later than %IN00011.
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<lb n="2" /><supplied cert="low" reason="lost">saṃvvatsare</supplied> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
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<supplied reason="lost">asyāṃ</supplied>
<lb n="3" />divasa-pūrvvāyāṃ <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
<lb break="no" n="4" />ka-mātṛdāsa-<unclear>pra</unclear><supplied cert="low" reason="lost">mukha</supplied> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" /> <supplied reason="lost">puṇyā</supplied>
<lb break="no" n="5" />pyāyanārtthaṃ raci<unclear>ta</unclear> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" /> <supplied reason="lost">sa</supplied>
<lb break="no" n="6" />dā-sa<sic>t</sic>ra-sāmā<choice><sic>ṇ</sic><corr>n</corr></choice>ya-brā<unclear>hma</unclear><supplied reason="lost">ṇa</supplied> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
<lb n="7" />dīnārair ddaśabhiḥ <num value="10">10</num> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
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<p>
<lb n="8" />yaś cainaṃ dharmma-skandaṃ <supplied reason="lost">vyucchindyāt sa pañca-mahā-pātakaiḥ saṃ</supplied>
<lb n="9" /><unclear>y</unclear>yukta<supplied reason="omitted">ḥ</supplied> syād iti|
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Bibliographic Information (view/hide)
Bibliography description
First reported (with text and eye copy) in #ASIR_03:54-56. First edited in #Fleet_18880.
Inscription Concordance
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
7
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
8
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
1261
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
12
Concordance Item
Concordance Item Number
109-111
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<lb n="2" /><supplied cert="low" reason="lost">saṃvvatsare</supplied> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
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<lb break="no" n="5" />pyāyanārtthaṃ raci<unclear>ta</unclear> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" /> <supplied reason="lost">sa</supplied>
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<lb n="7" />dīnārair ddaśabhiḥ <num value="10">10</num> <gap extent="unknown" reason="lost" />
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<lb n="8" />yaś cainaṃ dharmma-skandaṃ <supplied reason="lost">vyucchindyāt sa pañca-mahā-pātakaiḥ saṃ</supplied>
<lb n="9" /><unclear>y</unclear>yukta<supplied reason="omitted">ḥ</supplied> syād iti|
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