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Ananta Vasudev temple inscription of Chandrika Devi

Ananta Vasudev temple inscription of Chandrika Devi

The original slab containing the inscription of Chandrika Devi daughter of Aniyankabhima Deva III of the Ganga dynasty, has since been removed to London, Late Padmasri Paramananda Acharya brought a plaster cast of this inscription which is now under display in the Odisha State Museum. The inscription containing 23 verses was engraved during Saka year 1200 corresponding to 1278 A.D. It refers to her husband's victorious wars for Narasimha Deva, construction of the Ananta Vasudeva temple and her cultural and religious accomplishments especially in the field of singing, dancing and playing on musical instruments. The poet Umapati composed the prasasti.

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