Kalyāṇa Copper Plates of Śilāhāra King Chittarāja (1019 CE)

Kalyāṇa Copper Plates of Śilāhāra King Chittarāja (1019 CE)

Ancient Planet Online, Patras, Greece, Volume 4, February 2013, ISSN_ 2241-5157

The police authorities in the city of Kalyāṇa had received complaints about the frequent water meter thefts. In the month of May 2012, during a vigilant search by Police of Kalyāṇa discovered a set of three copper plates, held together with the Garuḍa (eagle) seal in a scrap shop owned by Prakash Jain in the city. There were many speculations about these plates in the print and electronic media. It was hastily reported by them that the plates belonged to the eleventh king of the Śilāhāra dynasty of north Kokaṇa, namely Arikesarī. However my careful study divulged donations issued by the twelfth Śilāhāra king Chittarāja that were inscribed on the set of three plates.

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