Lucknow Museum Jain Image Inscription

Written by Alok Mohan on June 16, 2022. Posted in Uncategorized

Inscription number 94
Lucknow Museum Jain Image Inscription of the
Time of Huvishika —- Saka Year 48
(D 12)
Provenance: Not Recorded- Possibly Mathura
Script Brahmi
Language Prakrit influenced by Sanskrit

References: R.D. Banerji, Ep. Ind X,
p 112, No-5.
D-C. Sircar, Sel.Inss,- I, pp-156-57
(No- 53)
Text of the inscription
1.महारजस्य हुवक्षस्य सवाचारा 40+8 व 2 दि 10 एतस्य
पुवायं कोटिटये गणे बम दा
2. सि ये कुले पचनमरिय शाकाय धत्र वलस्य शिशिनिये धल
शिरि ये निवर्तन
1. From the photo plate III, in Ep.Ind. facing p-112.
2. Banerji: Dhujavalas
3. Banerji: DH ujhas iriv
English Translation of the inscription

The years 48, the 2nd month of the rainy Season, the 17th day, of the Maharaja Huvaksha, on that ( date
specified as) above an image of Sambhava was set up by
way of a gift of Yasa, the grand-daughter of Savatrata (7)
and the daughter-in-law of Bandhuka, at the request of Dhanyasri, the female disciple of Dhanyapala from the
Kottiya-gana Brahmadasiya kula and Panchanagari Sakha.

1. Banerji: Savatrana
2. Inscribed in the middle below l.3.
3. Sambhavanatha, the third Jain tirthankara whose lanchhana
is the horse. The Yaksha Trimukha, the Yalkshini and Sasanadevi or Duritaridevi, the Kevala tree. Sala
the chowrie-bearer Satyavirya are usually associated with his image according to D.C. Sircar
4. R D- Banerji. Ep.ind, X, p.112.

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