Kushan Inscription At Ladakh (India) & Shiva On Kushan Coins

Kushan Inscription At Ladakh (India) ~2000 yrs ago, Ladakh was ruled by शिवपूजक Kushan king Vima Kadphises (Father of Kanishka) as per his Inscription. • Place – Khaltse Village • Language – Sanskrit (?) • Script – Kharoshthi. Inscription is of two lines only but contains name of the king as Uvima and year 184Continue reading “Kushan Inscription At Ladakh (India) & Shiva On Kushan Coins”

Gupta Inscription – Samudragupta & River Ganga

Fame of Samudragupta समुद्रगुप्त (4th c. CE) is compared with swift flow of River Ganga गंगा in an Inscription. • Place – Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) • Language – Sanskrit • Script – Brahmi (Gupta) Notice two important factors in the fame of Samudragupta समुद्रगुप्त, the mightiest emperor of Gupta dynasty – 1) शस्त्र (Military Power)Continue reading “Gupta Inscription – Samudragupta & River Ganga”

Gandhar (Ancient India) and उपरिश्येन (Hindu Kush) Mountain Range

Gandhara Mentioned In Inscription of Iran Bagastan Inscription of Iran and its connection with Gandhara (Ancient India) & Hindu Kush (उपरिश्येन) mountains. • Antiquity : ~500 BCE • Patronage : Darius, Achaemenid Empire Darius, in this Inscription, mentions about ~23 territories under his control. Gandhara is his eastern most territory. 7th line of the InscriptionContinue reading “Gandhar (Ancient India) and उपरिश्येन (Hindu Kush) Mountain Range”

Pratihara Inscription – Mihir Bhoj & Kautiliyan Terminology Vijigishu

Vaillabhattasvamin inscription (876 CE) of Pratihara era eulogized Mihira Bhoja as “Śrīmad Ādivarāha, who wished to conquer the three worlds (trailokyam)” – श्रीमदादिवराहेण त्रैलोक्यं विजिगीषुणा. विजिगीषु word is used for राजा in अर्थशास्त्रम्. General meaning of this term is – The one who has desire of conquest but this meaning doesn’t convey what कौटिल्य wantContinue reading “Pratihara Inscription – Mihir Bhoj & Kautiliyan Terminology Vijigishu”

Antiquity of Kamasutra and Vatsyayana

In earlier article on kamashastra emphasis on importance of Kamasutra text as a shastra was provided. Vatsyayana’s Kamasutra is the oldest available text in the tradition of kamashastra. In the earlier article, the antiquity of the kamashastra and its author had not been discussed in detail which will be discussed in this part.  In thisContinue reading “Antiquity of Kamasutra and Vatsyayana”