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Kadamba Inscription: 10th Century Inscription Found In Goa

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An inscription from the Kadamba period, dated to the 10th century AD, has been discovered in the Mahadeva temple at Kakoda in South Goa.

About Kadamba inscription:

  • It is written in Kannada and Sanskrit.
  • The paragraph on this inscription begins with a wonderful sentence, ‘Be well’, i.e. ‘Swasthi Shri’.
  • Talara Nevaiya deciphers this inscription regarding the death of his son Gundayya.
  • It is in the literary style of the Talangre inscription of Jayasimha I of the period.
  • The epigraph (an inscription on a building, statue or coin) is inscribed in Kannada and Nagari letters and dates back to the 10th century AD and belongs to the Kadambas of Goa.

Kadambas of Goa (10th–14th century):

  • Origin: The Kadambas of Goa are descendants of Mayurasharma (founder of the Kadamba Kingdom of Banavasi, 345-365 AD).
  • The Kadambas of Goa were subordinate to the Chalukyas of Kalyana I.
  • The Chalukya king, Tailapa II, appointed Kadamba Shastradeva as the Mahamandaleshwar of Goa as a reward for his assistance against the Rashtrakutas.
  • Kadamba Shastradeva later conquered the city of Chandrapur from the Shilaharas and established the Goa Kadamba dynasty in 960 AD.
  • Later, he conquered the port of Gopakapatna (Currently Goa).
  • Capital: Chandor, formerly known as Chandrapur. It was the capital of this dynasty and an important port.
  • King Shastradeva made the port city of Gopakapatna his subsidiary capital after annexing Goa, the port Gopakapatna and Kapardika Islands and large parts of South Konkan into his kingdom.

About Goa State:

  • Goa is located on the southwest coast of India in the region known as the Konkan and is geographically separated from the Deccan highlands by the Western Ghats.
  • smallest state of India in terms of area.
  • It was liberated from the Portuguese on December 19, 1961 by conducting 'Operation Vijay'.
  • Goa Liberation Day - 19 December
  • On May 30, 1987, this region was divided and Goa was given the status of a full state and Daman and Diu as a union territory.
  • The highest point of Goa is Sonsogor.
  • Capital- Panaji
  • Official language- Konkani
  • Chief Minister- Pramod Sawant
  • Wildlife Sanctuaries and National Parks:
  • Dr. Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary
  • Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Bhagwan Mahavir Sanctuary


Ans. Mahadev Temple in Kakoda, South Goa

Ans. Kannada and Sanskrit

Ans. Kadamba Shastradev

Ans. Chandor

Ans. 19th December
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