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Inscribed pillar.
Title Inscribed pillar.
Museum Name Archaeological Survey of India, NagarjunaKonda
Gallery Name Gallery-05
Object Type Sculpture
Main Material Lime stone
Provenance Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Find Place Nagarjunakonda valley, Guntur district, Andhra pradesh
Style Nagarjunakonda art.
School Late phase of Amaravathi school
Patron/Dynasty Ikshavakus
Period / Year of Work C. 3rd/4th century CE
Inscription Sanskrit Inscription with eight sides of the pillar from Pushpabhadra swami temple - Haritiputra Virapurushadatta-II, 16th regnal year of king Ehuvala Chamtamula.
Dimensions 325 X 40 X 18cm
Detailed Description Retrieved from Site-34, this pillar formed part of dhvajasthambha(flag-staff). The Sanskrit inscription engraved in Brahmi characters of the period, record that the icon of Siva alluded to as Mahadeva Pushpabhadrasvamin was enshrined in an apsidal temple built during the sixteenth regnal year of King Ehuvala Chamtamula by prince and Mahasenapati Virapurushadatta. It also records the perpetual endowment of a village toward s the maintenance of the said temple.
Brief Description Lime Stone-Sanskrit inscription with eight sides of the pillar from Pushpabhadra swami temple - Haritiputra Virapurushadatta-II, 16th regnal year of king Ehuvala Chamtamula.