Two further inscriptions of Tammusiddhi

Lüders, Heinrich

In: Epigraphia Indica Vol. 7, (1902), pp. 148-155

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The subjoined inscription is engraved on the east wall of the second prakara of the Adhipurisvara temple at Tiruvorriyur in the Saidapet taluka of the Chingleput district. The excellent inked estampages from which it is edited here were supplied to me by Dr. Hultzsch. The inscription consists of 26 lines in Grantha characters which vary in size from 2/3" to l 1/2". The language is Sanskrit, and the whole text is in verse. With regard to orthography it may be noted that the engrover bas followed the common practioe of the time in this part of the country, in writing a surd consonant instead of a sonant before a sonant, in patma (11 . 1, 2, 3), drikbhyam (1. 3), utbhavati (1. 8), ushatbudha (1. 13), and bhavatbhir (1. 25). Instead of ushadbudha lexicographers teach usharbudha, and this form is actually found in the Uttara-ramacharita (6, 4°). Nevertheless I do not venture to alter ushatbudha into usharbudha, as the word occurs again in exactly the same shape in line 15 of the Arulala-Perumal inscription of Tammusiddhi (B. below), and under these circumstances a mere clerical error seems to be out of the question.

Document type: Article
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 18 April 2018
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: General history of Asia Far East
Controlled Subjects: Südasien, Epigrafik, Geschichte
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tammusiddhi, Indien, Geschichte / Tammusiddhi, India, History
Subject (classification): Indology
Countries/Regions: India
South Asia
Series: People > Schriften von Heinrich Lüders
Volume: 10