The inscription of Tiravharṇa kṣatrapa

Harmatta, János (2001) The inscription of Tiravharṇa kṣatrapa. Acta Antiqua Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae, 41 (3-4). pp. 285-291. ISSN 0044-5975


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The Karoṣṭhī inscription of Tiravharṇa kṣatrapa (discovered in the suburb of Jalālābād in 1923, kept in the Kabul Museum) was set up in honour of the satrap by a man bearing the Indian name Malaṣua. The purpose of the inscription was to commemorate the building of a lotus tank and its inauguration by the ceremony of libation with running water (udagajaladhobuveṇa), as well as to express the chief desire of the donor to have a son (putreṣtapareṇa). Tiravharṇa was of Indo-Parthian descent and he did not acknowledge the authority of the Saka king Moga, ruling in Gāndhāra at that time (83 ВС).

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History / történeti segédtudományok > CN Inscriptions. Epigraphy. / felirattan
P Language and Literature / nyelvészet és irodalom > PA Classical philology / klasszika-filológia
Depositing User: László Sallai-Tóth
Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2018 06:42
Last Modified: 31 Dec 2021 00:15

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