Barli Stone Inscription

Written by Alok Mohan on April 25, 2023. Posted in Uncategorized

Barli Stone Inscription of the time of Bhagavata (About 114-82 B.C.)

Provanent: Barli. Ajmer district, Rajasthan, on a stone, which had
been a part of a hexagonal pillar that was split up in two, leaving three sides of the hexagon bearing the inscription.
Script: Brahmi of the closing years of the 2nd century B.C.
Language: Prakrit.
1. Intended reading seems to be धर्मराझ: = धर्मराजस्य as an adjective of : पितु: फल्गु देवस्य
Sircar suggests the correction,
धर्मराजेन making it an adjective of धन देवेन This type of arrogance on the latter’s part, if the adjective is meant for himself, is out of tune with the occasion. Besides, his other adjectives precede his name.
2. A building for installing the image of the deceased.
K.P. Jayaswal, J.B.O.R.S., XVI, pp. 67-68; D.C. Sircar. J.B.R.S. XXXVII. Pts. 1-2, pp. 1-5, XL, Pt.1, pp.8-16; and Sel.Inss.. I, pp.89f.
1. (A) द्व (-x) (B) रय भगव (C) त …..

2. (A) ठ (भ ) (B) चतुरसिति व – (C) (व ) ..
3. (A) काये (B) साला मालिन (C) (ये )
4. (A) रं निसि (B) ठं माझिमिके (C) न …
संस्कृत छाया
सिद्धम ( १ ) || राजनि भागवते••••स्तम्भा: चतुरशीति (मध्य मि) कायां, शाला मालिन्यां …. नि: सृष्टं मध्य मिकेन ( = मध्यमिका – निवासिना ) …….

English Translation
Success! During the kingship of Bhagavata…. eighty four pillars in (Madhyamika) a hall on the Malini…… were donated the resident of Madhyamika.
Footnote 2.
1. From impressions and the facsimile in J.B.O.R.S.. XVI facing p.67.
2. Intended reading may be सिधम. Jayaswal read:- वीराय भगवते
According to him, the passage refers to Mahavira, the founder of Jainism.
3. Ojha, Prachina-lipi-mala, 1918, pp. 2-3, takes it for the year 84 of the Jain Nirvana era. But this era is not known to have been used in any other early record. D.C. Sircar, Sel.Inss,I, p.90, opines that the word may also refer to a unit of 84 villages, in which case the preceding letters may stand for a geographical name.
4. The missing letters appear to have been मझिमि
If this restoration is correct, it will give us the location of the city of Madhyamika, which had been identified with modern township of Nagari, near Chittor. See Dr. M.V.D. Mohan, North West India of Second Century B.C.. P.107, n. 19.
5. Malini of this context is probably the same river that is now known as Lūni. It flows past Marwar and Gujrat into the Runn of Kutch.
हिन्दी अनुवाद
सिद्धि होवे । भागवत के राजत्व में चौरासी स्तम्भ मध्यमिका
मध्यमिका में, शाला मालिनी में मध्यमिका निवासी ने दान किये ।

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