Vijayanagar inscriptions found in Udupi

The Vijayanagar inscription of Sangama Dynasty has been discovered at Saligrama in Udupi taluk. 

According to a press release from Prof T Murugesh, Department of Ancient History and Archaeology, MSRS College, Shirva, said the inscription is found engraved on a rectangular stone slab, in old Kannada characters. About 29 lines are engraved on the slab. On the top, a damaged Shivlinga sculpture is found.

The epigraph is begun with an invocation to Lord Shiva, in the first and second line. In the fifth line, the ruling monarch is described as ‘Rajaadhiraja Raja Parameshwara’. 

The Malappa Odiya referred in the epigraph has been found in the many other inscriptions of Tulunadu. He was referred as the governor of Tulu, hayive, and Konkana and ruling from his capital Barakuru. He was ruling Tuluva region from 1386 AD to 1390 AD. During this period, the emperor of the Vijayanagar dynasty was Harihara II. 

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