Kuruspal

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Author of this article is Laxman Burdak लक्ष्मण बुरड़क
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Kuruspal (कुरुसपाल) is a village about a mile off from Narayanpal in Jagdalpur tahsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh. It is 23 miles west of Jagdalpur.

Kuruspal inscription of Dharana-Mahadevi, second queen(?) of Somesvara

Source – Epigraphia Indica Vol. IX (1907-08): A S I, Edited by E. Hultzsoh, Ph.D. & Sten Konow, Ph.D.,pp. p.163

Kuruspal is a village about a mile off from Narayanpal. The inscription was found built upside down into the steps of a small tank, which shows that it did not belong to the tank itself, but was brought away from some ruins, possibly the temple built in the centre of the tank, and was utilised without regard to what was engraved on it. It is in the Nagari character, the language being Sanskrit with very bad spellings. The object of the inscription is to record a grant of land situated near Kalamba by Dharana-Mahadevi, who seems to have been the second queen of Somesvaradeva. The inscription belongs to the victorious reign of Maha-rajadhiraja Somesvaradeva

The same long birudas are in the Narayanpal and Barsur inscriptions are attached to Somesvaradeva's name. The inscription also mentions the name of Narayanapura. It is dated in the Saumya samvatsara.

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