12th century royal inscriptions found in southeastern India
Stone inscriptions dating back to the 12th to 15th Century AD have been found neglected at Lord Uma Koppulingeswara temple at Palivela village of Kothapeta mandal in East Godavari. Rare inscriptions of Veerabhadra Reddy of Rajamahendravara Reddy kingdom, who ruled the Godavari area from 14th to 15th Century AD, were found on the walls and pillars of the temple in Telugu script.
|Stone inscriptions dating back to the 12th to 15th Century AD have been found neglected |
at Lord Uma Koppulingeswara temple at Palivela village of Kothapeta mandal
in East Godavari [Credit: Deccan Chronicle]
Some inscriptions dated Salivahana era 1239 of Kakatiya Prataparudra area were also found on the temple premises and they are in a bad condition for want of maintenance. An inscription, belonging to the 10th century AD of Velanati Chodas, was being used by the devotees to break coconuts to offer to the Lord at the temple. Archaeologist Varanasi Rahul said, “It is time the state government takes interest to protect and preserve ancient stone inscriptions, as these are getting either damaged or ruined for want of care.”
Author: Sampat G Samaritan | Source: Deccan Chronicle [April 06, 2017]