ancient indian history

Khalatso Stone Inscription of Uvima

#Khalatse Stone #Inscription of #Uvima Kavthish. of year 187 ( A.D 130)
PROVENANCE: Khalatse. #Ladhakh, #Kashmir
Script: Kharoshthi.
Language Prakrit

Sanskrit, Hindi & English Translation of the Inscriptions by Dr Mehta Vasishtha Dev Mohan –
(Ancient Indian Inscriptions- Volume 1.
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References: Sten konow, C.I.I II, i, page 81, (No XXIX) D C Sircar, Sel.Inss, I, Page. 134.


1. सं 1(+)100 (+) 20 (+) 20(+) 20(+) 4(+) 1(+) 1(+)

2. महरजस उविम कटियसस
संस्कृत छाया
सं वत्सरे सप्ताशीत्यधिक शततमे 187 महाराजस्य उविम कटियशस

English Translation of the inscription
In the year 187 of Maharaja Uvima Kavthisa (Wema Kathphises)
1. From the facsimile in C.I.I, II, i, Page 79, plate XV.2.
2. D.C. Sircar But what he considers to be the loop of Matra, is really a part of +(= ) Attached below (= ) Konows identification with Wema kathfisha is confirmed by the correct reading.
The discovery of ancient Inscriptions and stone carvings of Buddha in Ladakh is one of the most important part of ancient history of Ladhakh region. Uncovering this inscription next to a few carvings has made it possible to estimate date of this period. The study on this subject shall permit a better understanding about various religious groups of Ladhakh.
Rock carvings, commonly found in ladhakh region provides evidences that this region had witnessed a very advance civilisation.
Some of the inscriptions/rock carvings, represent Palaeolithic and Neolithic periods, while many are more recent carvings.
Their carvings include figures of Gods Goddesses, animals and outlines of structures of monumental and religious stature.
Archaeologists research scholars of history have carried out extensive study of these inscriptions and carvings found from different parts of Ladhakh to write the authentic history of this region, which dates back from prehistoric period.
The archaeologists believe that these rock carvings shall help us not only in understanding the history of Ladakh but also its linkages with neighbouring regions like central Asia and Tibet since very limited written records of the history of Ladakh are available as of now.
Rock art continued to have an important place in Ladakh, with early sculptures dating from second century BC onwards.
Archaeologists and historians wish to conserve this heritage based on rock art.

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