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Rare Anjaneya epigraph found in Kundapur taluk


Mangaluru: A group of researchers has noticed an extraordinary Anjaneya epigraph at Bhogaramakki near Shankaranarayana in Kundapur taluk of Udupi district. It used to be discovered on a dated inscription. Shankaranarayana is a famous religious centre of each Shiva and Vishnu. The stated inscription underneath find out about is a donative inscription of Vijayanagara empire of Bukkaraya I. It used to be dated in Saka technology 1293, Virodhikrit Samvat, which corresponds to 1371 AD.
The group used to be led by Prof T Murugeshi, affiliate professor, historical past and archaelogy, MSRS College, Shirva, Udupi in conjunction with Pradeep Basruru and Kiran Kumar Edmer.

As an emblem of Shankara, the bull is shown on right aspect and as an emblem of Narayana—Anjaneya is shown on left aspect. Murugeshi stated that it's common to find Shiva lingam at the epigraphs and on some events Vaishnava images like Vishnu, Krishna or Shanka and Chakra.

Hanuman used to be a very talked-about deity of Karnataka and each village has his shrine.


It is thought that once Vadiraja of Sode mutt, who used to be the religious guru of Krishnadevaraya, Hanuman cult changed into common. But the discovery of this new document signifies that Hanuman cult used to be a Bhagavatha cult that used to be in practise a lot previous than Vadiraja.


In this discovery, Hanuman is dealing with left and standing in a ‘hero’ pose.


The right hand is emerging above and left one is put on waist. The tail is shown like a ‘Prabhavali’ with a small bell. It is a land mark find out about and will help understand the evolution of Hanuman sculptures of south India, stated Prof Murugeshi.




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