Ayodhya Stone Inscription of Dhana

Written by Alok Mohan on April 18, 2022. Posted in Uncategorized

Inscription 6 Ayodhya Stone Inscription of Dhana .. Faizabad district, Uttara Pradesh. Brahmi lst century B.C.

This inscription confirms the story of love of agnimitra & shunga

The Malavikagnimitram is a Sanskrit play by Kalidas. This play is based on some events of the reign of Pushyamitra Shunga.Pushyamitra is not known to have assumed any imperial title, even after establishing his rule as Chakervarti & by performing horse sacrifices. He falls in love with an exiled servant girl named Mālavikā. When the queen discovered her husband’s passion for this girl, she became infuriated and got Mālavikā imprisoned, but as fate would have it, in the end, she is discovered to be of royal birth and is accepted as one of his queens.

Translation of this inscription is:-

“The pious-king Dhanadeva, the Lord of Kosala, the Son of Kausiki, and the sixth descendant of tha General (Senapati)

Pushyamitra, who had Performed the asvameda twice, got the Shrine in honour of his father , the pious king, Phalgudeva erected.

The fifth inscription is of Garuda Pillar Besnegar, Vidisha district MP, of the “time of regnal year 14. It’s language is Prakrit & script is brahmi

Greeks in general were known in India and Iran about these times by the common designation Yona, Yauna or Yavena, a term derived from lonia. Tonians seem to have been tha earliest Greeks to have come into contact with the Iranians and Indian.

Note the differences in the titles of the two kings. High sounding titles, like Maharaja, Rajatiraja etc., were introduced and popularised in India by the foreign ruling dynasties, namely Indo-Greeks, Sakas, Pahlavas and Kushanas. The Mauryas and the Sungas, though ruling over far more ‘ extensive empires, remained satisfied with modest titles like Rajan and Senapati. But soon after them the Indian rulers, too, assumed Similar high soundings titles.

Bhagabhadra, has been identified with Bhaga or Bhagavakas the ninth Sunga king in the Puranic lists.

“Bhagabhadra was one of the kings of the Indian shunga dynasty. He ruled in north, central, and eastern India from 124 BCE to 83 BCE” Indo Greek Coins by Dr M V D mohan.

Although the capital of the Shungas was at Pataliputra, he was also known to have held court at Vidisha. It is thought that the name Bhagabhadra also appears in the regnal lists of the Shungas in the Puranic records records, under the name Bhadraka, fifth ruler of the Shungas.

Shungas ruled in the area of Vidisa around 100 BCE.

Bhagabhadra is best known from the inscription at the site of vidisha.

The Heliodorus pillar, in which contacts with an embassy from the Indo-Greek king Antialcidas is recorded, and where he is named “Kasiputra Bhagabhadra, the Saviour, son of the princess from Banaras.

Antalikita or Antiolkidas succeeded Heliocles as king of Gandhara and Kapisi about 135 B.C., and was still ruling about 100 BC, when the present record was installed.

A Garuda-standard of lord Vasudeva erected here by the devotee Heliodoros, of Taxila sent by the greek King Antialkidas, as ambassador to King Kasiputra Bhagabhadra

By extending an essentially a Greek title, Soteros or ATA, to the Sunga king, Heliodorus was probably acknowledging the fact that the sunga kings provided some sort of protection to the latter’s patron. In fact, it is known that the house of Eukratides, to which Antialkidas belonged, seems to have received considerable support from the Sungas in establishing themselves as rulers at the cost of the Domstrilan ruling house.

Translation of this inscription is:-

“The flagshaft surmounted by the image of Garuda has got constructed here in honour of God Vasudeva by the Greek ambassadors Heliodora (Heliodorus) of Bhagavata faith, son of Diya (Dion) and an inhabitant. of Takshasila, who had come from the great king amtalikita (antialkidas) to the court of

the Saviour Kang Bhasgabehadra, son of Kautsi (or Kasi) during the Latters fourteenth prosperous regnal year. Three immortal steps well executed in this world lead to heaven. They are self-control, renunciation and alertness”

Lord Shiva said, “This is another Barli Stone Inscription of the time of Bhagavata of the Barli province, Ajmer district, Rajasthan. Script is brahmi language is prakrit of 2nd cantury Bec.
English Translation

success? During the kingship of Bhagavata…. eighty four pillars ( in Madhyamik&) a hall on the Màlini…… were donated by the residents of Madhyamika.

Alok Mohan

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