Mathura Jain Image Inscription-2

Written by Alok Mohan on June 3, 2022. Posted in Uncategorized

64. Mathura Jain Image Inscription of the time of Kanishka (Year 7)
Provenance: Kankali Tila, near Mathura
Script: Brahmi
Language: Prakrit

References: Buhler V.O.J. Vol II, Pt 1, Pp- 141 ff
Ep.Ind, I, pp 391, No- XIX Luders, List
No: XXI.
1. A.S.I.R, Vol III, p.30. No. III
2. From the facsimile. Ep- Ind,. I, pp. 392, Pl. No. 19
3. Buhler Ep-Ind, I. pp.391: पूव्वोया
English Translation of the inscription

Success in the year 7 of Maharaja Rajatiraja Devaputra, Shahi Kanishka, in the first month of winter, on the
fifteenth day, on the Lunar day specified above, the
Preacher, Aryya-sandhika, the pupil of the ganin of the
Aryoddehikiya school and of the Aryya-Nagabhutikiya line
of teachers, his sister Aryya Jaya, Aryya-Goshtha.

65. Mathura Naga Image Inscription of the Time of Kanishka 1,
Regnal Year – 8 ( 86 AD)
Provenance: Village Bhadal, 9 Km from Mathura, U.P (Now in Mathura Museum)
Script Brahmi
Language: Sanskrit. influenced by Prakrit.
References: Y R. Gupta, Ep.Ind, XVII,
pp 10-12.

English Translation of the Inscription

The 5th day of the summer month of the Year 8, of the Great King, King of Kings, Shahi Kanishka. On this
aforesaid day, a tank and a garden at the holy Bhuminaga was founded
of/by, Niyamadaki a resident of Mathura, and the son of —-
for the welfare and happiness of
all sentient kings.

1. From the facsimile in Ep.Ind-. XVII Plate between PP-10 and 11
2. A Subscript was first engraved and then was erased incompletely.
3. Gupta: turasya

Mathura Jain mage Inscription of the time of Kanishka (Year 9)
Provenance: Kankali tile, Mathura.
Script Brahmi
Language: Prakrit
References: Cunningham, AS.I.R.. III pp-31, No. 4;
Buhler, VOJ, Vol.1, pp 183, No-2, Luders, Ind.Ant XXXIII, pp.37, No. VI List no. XXII
1. From the facsimile in A.S.I.R, III, Pl-XIII, No-4
English Translation of the Inscription:
Success, on the 5th day of the first, month of Year 9, of Maharaja Kanishka, on this date specified as
above the preacher . of Kottiya gana and Vajra sakha.
Mathura’s Jain connection can evidently be related from Kankali tile, also known as Jain mound. It derives its name from Kankali Devi Goddess (A form of Mata Durga) Mathura rose to prominence under kanishka rule and was second capital of Kanishka empire.
67. British Stone Inscription of Kanishka, Year: 10, (AD-88)
Provenance: Not known, the characters and the language and the date prove that it cane from some place in northern India.
Script Brahmi of early Kushana type
Language: Prakrit influenced by Sanskrit.
References: H. Luders. Ep.Ind. IX, pp239 ff. D.C.Sircar.
Sel.Inss, I, pp-138-39.
English Translation of the Inscription
Success: In the year 10 of the Maharaja Devaputra Kanishka, in the second month of summer, on the ninth day,
on that date specified as above, a temple was given in the northern navamika . May the Goddess of the village be pleased

1. From the facsimile in Ep.Ind. IX pp.240.
2. There is no space for anusvara over स So it has been engraved over the previous syllable स्य
It was evidently to be read with स

Buddhism and Jainism are two Indian religions that had developed in entire north india. Gautama Buddha and Mahavira were generally accepted as contemporaries.
Jainism and Buddhism faiths, both had preached common human values among people.


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