Chapter

The Inscriptional Text

Laxman S. Thakur

in Visualizing a Buddhist Sutra

Published in print November 2005 | ISBN: 9780195673142
Published online October 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199081943 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195673142.003.0004
The Inscriptional Text

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This chapter presents a description on inscriptional text from the eastern wall, south wall and west wall. Inscription 2 is related to a bhikṣu (monk) Meghaśrī. In Inscription 3 the inscriptional text of a twelve-line inscription has been overpainted resulting in the loss of about one-fourth of each line. Inscription 5 is a twenty-two-line inscription, which is related to the mural of Sāradhvaja. Inscription 7 is a nine-line inscription, which refers to the visit of Sudhana to a ṛṣi Bhīṣmottaranirghoṣa. Inscription 9 (NA) narrates the visit of Sudhana to a kanya (girl) named Maitrāyaṇī. Inscription 11 (PHA) is related to Indriyeśvara. The inscriptional panels number 26 and 27 are partially visible, however, the corresponding murals are completely wiped out. Inscription 41 (HA) is the last inscriptional panel that can be read satisfactorily. The entire inscriptional panel of Inscription 43 is blank.

Keywords: inscriptional text; eastern wall; south wall; west wall; bhikṣu; Sudhana; Sāradhvaja; inscriptional panel

Chapter.  14417 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Buddhism

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