Rare Inscription Unearthed In Andhra Pradesh’s

⦁ A rare inscription dating back to the Renati Chola era has been unearthed in a remote village of Kadapa district that has kindled interest among the fraternity of archaeology and history.
⦁ Found engraved on a dolomite slab and shale.
⦁ The inscription was written in archaic Telugu which was readable in 25 lines — the first side with eleven lines and the remaining on the other side.
⦁ It was assigned to the 8th Century A.D., when the region was under the rule of Chola Maharaja of Renadu.
⦁ The inscription seems to throw light on the record of a gift of six Marttus (a measuring unit) of land gifted to a person Sidyamayu, one of the Brahmins serving the temple at Pidukula village.
⦁ The last lines are indicative of the priority given to morality in those days.
⦁ It says the people who safeguards this inscription for future generations will acquire the status of conducting Aswamedha Yaga and those destroying it will incur sin equivalent to causing a death in Varanasi.