XI - Part I
PALLAVAS OF KANCHI
No. 100 of 1928-29)
Badami Taluk, Bijapur District
A Rock Behind The Temple Of Mallikarjunadeva
inscription in Pallva-Grantha characters is much obliterated.
Of the kingâs name, only the epithet or surname âMahamallaâ
is preserved, and the record has to be assigned to king Narasimhavarman
I of the Pallava dynasty of Kanchi.
It is dated in the 13th year of the kingâs
reign. From the
characters it may be ascribed to about the 7th century
A.D. Badami is herein
mentioned under the ancient name of Vatapi.â According to
Dr. Fleet, the present inscription will have to be assigned to the
end of the reign of Pulakesin II.
in Ind. Ant., Vol. IX, p 99.
The revised text of the inscription is given below with a