South India’s Earliest Sanskrit Inscription Found In A.P
The Archaeological Survey of India has discovered the earliest epigraphic evidence so far for the Saptamatrika cult.
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- The discovery was made in Chebrolu village in Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
- Saptamatrikas are a group of seven female deities worshiped in Hinduism as personifying the energy of their respective consorts.
- The inscription is in Sanskrit and in Brahmi characters and was issued by Satavahana king Vijaya in 207 A.D.