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We know South India has had a very high number of inscriptions. And a very large percentage are related to #temples and #Dharma as we know and practiced. If any Dravida separatists contest this, please show them their place. 😆😆 #SSS #ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #ಕನ್ನಡ
An army chief Karnataka, building temples on the banks of Narmada, Devasindhu(?) and Yamuna rivers. #ಹೂವಿನಹಡಗಲಿ #ಶಾಸನ #SSS #ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #ಕನ್ನಡ
Education centers "Ghatikasthana"s at Kalasa and Nagavi ( In present day Vijayapura & Dharawada dists, #Karnataka) #ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #ಕನ್ನಡ in 1058 CE
Reference to a ruler of a "vishaya"- Something like a zone, including a few districts ensuring prosperity by reducing taxes, and a reference to a woman ruler, from a trading community ( South Karnataka, ~1200 CE)

#ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #ಕನ್ನಡ #SSS
How words can get gain currency & social acceptance (or lose) #ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #ಕನ್ನಡ #SSS
The text of very well known Atakuru #Veeragal inscription commemorating a dog, by name ಕಾಳಿ kALi

@Tejasvi_Surya No harm in naming your dog with your favorite God or Avatara. It has a very long precedence in #Karnataka #ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #ಕನ್ನಡ #SSS
@Tejasvi_Surya In the Uttara Kanda of Ramayana that Lava & Kusha sing the Ramayana in Rama's court.

Today, pretty much #Karnataka is the only state (to my knowledge) the art of Kavya Vachana /Gamaka is alive and kicking.

Ref to a king in 10th c who was also a Gamaki #ಗಮಕ #ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #SSS
@Tejasvi_Surya #Kadamba kings of #Banavasi are not heard much after #Chalukyas come to power - but of course, their clan continued. Here is an inscription describing a Kadamba queen in 11th century CE #ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #SSS
@Tejasvi_Surya @santhi_ps @ShrikaanthK @acharya2 @supersharma Dedicated to the ಹಾರವ blaming clan, who also claim they were always receiving favors, and never on the giving end ( a.k.a. Baraguru R and Kum Vee fans)

#ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #SSS

A #Brahmana rajaguru, who was an expert in archery and donated lands to the temple ~11th CE
@Tejasvi_Surya @santhi_ps @ShrikaanthK @acharya2 @supersharma A Kannada inscription from late 11th century, in praise of ದಾಸ, who was a barber by profession - who built a temple. From Kuratakoti, Karnataka.

#ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #SSS
@Tejasvi_Surya @santhi_ps @ShrikaanthK @acharya2 @supersharma The old name of Sedam ಸೇಡಂ , in Kalburgui dist was Sedimba ಸೇಡಿಂಬ
#ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #SSS
@adikulk @supersharma Check the alternate naming
@Tejasvi_Surya @santhi_ps @ShrikaanthK @acharya2 @supersharma @adikulk Fiction: #SheldonPollock and #RomilaThapar admirers claiming Ramayana was popularized to gang up against Muslim rulers. It became popular after Tulasidasa wrote it in "common" language.

Fact: 11th C Karnataka, a queen described as "praised by good folks, just like Seeta was".
@Tejasvi_Surya @santhi_ps @ShrikaanthK @acharya2 @supersharma @adikulk Fiction: No entity called Bharata ever; Kings of #Kannada country did not have anything to do with Bharata; (Many "activists" on Twitter toeing this line, I'm very sorry to say)

Fact: #Chalukya Inscription,Itagi Mahadeva temple - mentioning #BharataVarsha

#ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #SSS
@Tejasvi_Surya @santhi_ps @ShrikaanthK @acharya2 @supersharma @adikulk Another inscription, 1487 CE- that mentions #gamaki s in addition to musicians, poets etc. From Haduvalli, Uttara Kannada, which was a Jaina center. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hadavalli

#ಶಾಸನಸಾಹಿತ್ಯಸಂಚಯ #SSS

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