Komarti Plates of Achandavarman

Written by Alok Mohan on December 10, 2022. Posted in Uncategorized

Inscription number 10.
Komarti Plates of Achanda-varman of Kalinga. – Regnal Year 6.
Maharaja Achandavarman is well known from this grant and bobbili grant. Consequent to his death during the year 460 CE, he was succeeded by prabhanjanavarman son of Saktivarman.
The Varman kings claim their descent from the Yadava dynasty ruling over Simhapura, which has been identified with modern Singapuram in Kalinga (northern Orissa) between Chicacole and Narasannapeta.
Varmans had also ruled in Bengal towards the end of the 11th century
Kalinga, the coastal region  between the Mahanadi and the Godavari rivers, is known for its historical importance.
The region comprise large parts of Odisha and northerneastern part of Andhra Pradesh. It had also included parts of present-day Chhattisgarh, extending up to Amarkantak in the west. Kalinga empire was founded by King Vali. There’s mention.of Kalinga empire in Mahabharata also. The early capitals of this empire were at Dantapura and Rajapura.
Provenance: Village Komarti, 3km south-East of Narasannapeta,
Ganjam district, Orissa.
Script Brahmi of southern class of 5th 6th centuries A.D.
Language: Sanskrit.
Refrences: E  Hultzsch, Ep.Ind, IV, pp-1425.
First Plate.
Footnote 1.
1. Hultzsch wrongly reads the name chandavarma after amending the text to महाराजश्चण्डवम्र्मा
For Correction, see Ep.Ind, XXVI, pp-3.
2. From the facsimile in Ep.Ind., IV, between pp.144-45.
3. Expressed by a symbol.
4. Simha-pura is identified with the modem singupuram between chicacole and Narasannapeta.
5. Super script न्   is defectively formed. It looks like त्.
6. The sandhi rules are applied optionally in the whole text.
English Translation of the inscription.
L1. Om ! Hail !
From the victorious city of simhapura.
L1.1-3. The lord of Kalinga Sri Maharaja Achanda-varman,
who is a devout worshipper of the gods (and) is devoted to the feet of the lord, his father, commands all the
ryots assembled or collectively.in the village, Kohetura.
L1.3-7: This village has been given by us for the increase of our own religious merit, life and fame having
converted it into an agrahara, to last as long as the
sun the moon and the stars and having endowed (it)
with exemption from all taxes to the
Brahmana Devasarman who is of bhardwaja gotra (and) a student of the vajasneya sakha of the Yajurveda.
L1-8-12. Knowing this you should, according to the rules prevalent from previous times attend upon him and pay to him measurable commodities and gold ( i.e in cash and kind) and (the king) requests the future kings. “Having obtained possession of th, the earth
by lawful right of inheritance of conquest and ruling it (you) should preserve this initiated endowment, i.e. the agrahara, Paying heed to the true
L1-13-19. And also in this context, quote & verses sung by Vyasa:-
Three of the customary verses are quoted here.
L-19. This is a command from the king’s own mouth.
L-20. The year sixth, the fifth day of the bright fortnight of the month of chaitra.
Seal: Devoted to his father.

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