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15th century inscription found at Kattamuru

15th century inscription found at Kattamuru
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Telugu inscription dating back to 15th century CE has been discovered at Kattamuru village in Sattenapalli mandal, Guntur district, said Dr E Sivanagi...

Vijayawada: Telugu inscription dating back to 15th century CE has been discovered at Kattamuru village in Sattenapalli mandal, Guntur district, said Dr E Sivanagi Reddy, CEO, Cultural Centre of Vijayawada and Amaravati.

Based on the information given by Mandali Muralikrishna, president, Sitaramanjaneya temple, Dr Reddy inspected the Anjaneya temple and noticed a four-line Telugu inscription of 1435 CE on the base of the idol.

According to him, the inscription recorded installation of the Anjaneya idol by one Errisetti, local merchant, for the merit of his parents—Tammasani and Gatamasetti—and donated 25 cows for the perpetual lamp of the temple.

Sivanagi Reddy said that this was a new inscription not published so far and was concealed in the pedestal. As the Anjaneya idol was removed in course of the renovation of the temple, the inscription was noticed.

In view of its historical importance, Dr Reddy appealed to the State Department of Archaeology and Museums to take an estampage of the inscription for record purpose.

Now, the inscription is under the custody of Mandadi Muralikrishna who kept it in a Balalaya under proper care.

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