Rock Inscriptions of Rajasthan

Rock inscriptions of Rajasthan

The rock inscriptions of Rajasthan serve as a very authentic evidence for the reconstruction of the history and culture of Rajasthan. They offer reliable pieces of information that has helped in building up the chronology and political history of Rajasthan.

Rock Inscriptions of Rajasthan

S.No Year Inscription Facts to Remember
1 443 BC Barli, Ajmer
  • Brahmi Script
  • Reveals that Jaina cult was prevalent in Madhyamika.
2 1St – BC Gosundi, Chittor
  • Mentions Asvamedha Yajna by King Sarvatata.
  • Mentions about Krishna & Sankarshana (Balram)
3 225 AD Nandsa Yupe Stambha, Bhilwara
  • Nandsa (Bhilwara)
  • Lanuguage Sanskrit
4 227 AD Barnala Yupe Stambha, Jaipur
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Presently preserved at Amer museum
  • Mentions establishment of 7 pathshalas
5 238-239 AD Badwa Stambha, Baran
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Describes triratra yajna performed by three brothers.
6 274 AD Bichpuria, Tonk
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Mentions performance of Yajna – without any name
  • Dharak described as Agnihotra
7 278 AD Vijayagarh
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Describes Pundreek yajna performed by Yashovardhan
8 423 AD Gungdhar, Jhalawar
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Mentions construction of Vishnu temple by Mayuraksha minister of Vishwakarma
9 424 AD Nagari
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Presently preserved at Ajmer museum
  • Evidence about Vishnu worship.
10 490 AD Bharamar Mata, Chittor
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Mentions punyashobha, Rajyavardhana & Yashogupta of Gaur dynasty.
11 6th AD Khand, Chittor
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Two parts: one is 3-line & other is 8-line
  • First part mentions Vishnudatta
  • Second part mentions Manohar Swamy: Vishnu mandhir
12 625 AD Basantgarh, Sirohi
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Raujil, son of Vajra Bhatt has been mentioned ruler of Arbud region.
13 646 AD Shamboli, Mewar
  • Information on Guhil Dynasty of mewar
14 661 AD Nadi Village, Mewar
  • Language Sanskrit in Kutil Script
  • Bravey of Guhil ruler Aparajit has been described
15 685 AD Mandore, Jodhpur
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Engraved on rock in Bawadi
16 713 AD ShaknerGhatta, Chittor
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Mentions Raja Manbhanga or Manmori
17 738 AD Kanaswan, Kota
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Informs regarding Maurya ruler Dhawal
18 861 AD Ghatiyala, Jodhpur
  • Language Sanksrit
  • Information related to political, social & religious policies of Pratihara dynasty.
19 861 AD Ghatiyala, Jodhpur
  • Language Marathi Verses with meaning in Sanskrit
  • About Harishchandra, a Brahmin – supposed to be father of Pratihara dynasty.
20 865 AD Osian, Jodhpur
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Vatsraj given title of Ripudaman
  • Varna System described
21 946 AD Pratapgarh
  • Language Sanskrit
22 971 AD Chittor
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Presently preserved at Bhartiya Mandir, Ahmedabad.
  • Describes prosperity of chitter & achievements of Parmar rulers.
23 977 AD Aahad
  • Language Sanskrit
  • Description of 3 Kings- Allat, Narwahan & Shaktikumar
  • Also gives information regarding military system of Mewar.
  • Col Tod took the inscription to England
24 1086 AD Jhalarapatan
  • Placed at Sarvasukhia Kothi
  • Engraved by Pandit Harsukh in Sansrkit