Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Oldest Marathi Inscription

श्री चावुंडराजे करवियले श्री गंगराजे सुत्ताले करवियले

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Photo by Mahavir Sanglikar
This is the oldest rock cut inscription in Marathi language. The inscription is carved on the stone at the left feet of Gomateshwar Bahubali statue, the world's highest monolithic statue. The statue is situated on the Indragiri hill of Shravanabelagola, Karnataka in South India.

A High resolution photograph is available on request.

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see this news! There is a severe language problem between Maharashtra and Karnataka (wherein they have claimed Belgaon). I hope Kannadigas will see this article and understand that Marathi language existed there centuries before!