Monday, September 5, 2016

Inscriptions, Shravanbelagla

Through out the state of Karnataka one can find more than 24000 Kannada inscriptions. Most of these relate to Buddhism and Jainism. They were inscribed during the rule of various dynasties such as Ganga, Rashtrakuta, Chalukya, Hoysala and Vijayanagara Empire. 



At Shravanbelagla such inscriptions were written on the granite rocks of the two hillocks.



On Vindayagiri the 7th century Old Kannada inscriptions.



On Chandragiri the 7th century Old Kannada inscription.

21 comments:

Lux G. said...

How interesting. I like to know stories behind these.

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Even granite erodes! This an excellent way of protecting the inscriptions.

Haddock said...

Good to see that they are preserved well.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Such a long and well preserved history there, Rajesh! It must be so amazing to see in person.

Carver said...

Fascinating post and I love the reflection in the last shot.

My Little World !!! said...

Its interesting!

Lady Fi said...

Lovely and abstract.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Interesting. I love how the inscriptions are being protected with the coverings.

Al said...

It's good that they're protecting these ancient inscriptions.

Ann said...

How intriguing to see the writings of ancient days.
Ann

Vicki said...

Very interesting!

Barb said...

Hi Rajesh, I'm glad to see these ancient teachings are being preserved. India has so much stonework that would be beautiful to see.

Photo Cache said...

Good thing they are preserved for the next generations to enjoy.

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Roger Owen Green said...

fascinating change of pace!

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photowannabe said...

I like the way these are preserved so all can see.

Melody Steenkamp said...

Very good choice, well done!

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carol l mckenna said...

Lovely historical post and pics ~

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NatureFootstep said...

seeing this maked you grateful you have access to a computer for writing :)

Kenneth Cole Schneider said...

It is amazing to think about how these have survived over the ages.

Amit Agarwal said...

Interesting! Educating too:)

Jeevan said...

Interesting to note the inscriptions are covered by glass panels!