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[June,
Translation of Inscription in the Society's museum.

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Translation.

1. The moon, perfect in his digits, (full) born with Siti from the midst of Kshir a Samudra (the sea of milk) when churned by the Mandara mountain whirling- with the chief of the serpents used as a rope by Bram- ha', Upendra, (Vishnu,) Maheswara, Indra and Bali;— enlightens the three regions with his swollen beams and nectars ! 2. In his line was born raja Janamejaya, who was of moon-like" fame, master of the world, incomparable, destroyer of his enemies, and the owner of Telingu ; and who drew to himself the fortune (Lakshmi) of the raja of Udhra who was killed by his kunta (a weapon) while their antagonist's elephants were overcome with fatigue fighting with their tusks. 3. He (Janamejaya) was a celebrated emperor, master of the king, dom of seven limbs*, of wonderful understanding in power and morals, cha- ritable, most virtuous, a hero, and like raja Yaya'ti an ornament of the earth; and who deprived the lovely wives of his inimical rajas of thei r pride of lovely tressest ; and whose lawful deeds and conduct remained un- changeable from his childhood* 4. After him his son Dirgharava became raja, who was a great kafpa tree, the very crown-jewel of princes, modest, of boundless spirit, stea. diness, riches, gravity, depth of knowledge, wibe in producing prosperity

  • The limbs of government, or as we say sinews of war'— horses, elephants, fighting men, pandits, merchants, &c. See allusion to the same in the Burmese bell inscription, page 294.

f The Hindu women are forbiddeaijy the shdstras to beautify their hair after the death of their husbands.