OB00180a Thalner Plates of Harisena (ring)
OB00180d Thalner Plates of Harisena (plate 3)
OB00180c Thalner Plates of Harisena (plate 2)
OB00180b Thalner Plates of Harisena (plate 1)
OB00167 Verandah of Ajanta Cave 17
OB00165 Verandah of Ajanta Cave 16
OB00180 Thalner Plates of Harisena
OB00166 Verandah of Ghatotkaca Cave at Gulwada
IN00193 Thalner Charter of Harisena
The Thālner copper plates, which consist of three inscribed copper plates with a ring, were acquired from a resident of Thālner by a blacksmith from Dhule. The plates date to the third year of Hariṣeṇa’s reign and are the only known official charter of the king, who was the last ruler of the Vatsagulma branch of the Vākāṭakas. The plates record the donation of two villages and some land to a group of Brāhmaṇas who were students of Sāmaveda.
IN00180 Ajanta Cave 17 Inscription of Ravisamba
This stone inscription, inscribed on the side wall of the outside veranda of cave 17, is much damaged by exposure, which according to Shastri (1997: 46), has lead the correct decipherment of the inscription to be very problematic. The inscription starts with a dedication to the Buddha, unusual as many of the Vākāṭaka period inscriptions and charters are dedicated to Hindu gods. The inscription was carved to record the creation of Buddhist stupas and institutions by a ruler called Dharādhipa and with the wish for the longevity of these structures. The inscription was carved under the name of Ravisāmba, a vassal of the Vākāṭaka king Hariṣeṇa. The inscription also includes a genealogy for Dharādhipa and Ravisāmba.