Mihintale 40

  • Language: Simhal. Prakrit
  • Date: -90-90
  • Indoskript editor: kh
  • Dynasty:
  • ID: 454
  • Place of origin: Mihintale (80° 29' long., 8° 20' lat.)
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ṇa in leṇa, zu erwartendes -e- ist nicht erkennbar


Material: Felswand.

Datierung: letztes Viertel 3. Jhd. v. Ch. - Mitte 1. Jh. n Ch. nch Paranavitana (S. xvii), wohl zu früh; hier -90 bis 90 n.Chr. angesetzt.

Herkunft: Ed. S. vii: "Mihintale [Cetiyagiri, Missaka-pabbata, Mahinda-taṭa] in Kanadarā Korale of nuvaragam Palāta in the Anurādhapura District; eight miles east of Anurādhapura on the Trincomalee Road. Nos. 1-75".


Paranavitana, S.: Inscriptions of Ceylon

Vol. I: containing Cave Inscriptions from 3rd century B.C. to 1st century A.C. and other Inscriptions in the early Brāhmī Script. [o.O.], 1970; (Archaeological Survey of Ceylon)

Section A: Inscriptions in early Brāhmī Script, S. 1 ff.

Anuradhapura Distrikt, Mihintale

Pl.IV, No. 40:

Gam[i]ka-Śivaśa jhitaya upaśika-Upalaya leṇ[e] śagaśa

Übersetzung: "The cave of the female lay-devotee Uppalā, daughter of the village-councillor Siva, [is given] to the Saṅgha"

weitere Literatur:

EZ. 5: 210 ff.

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