2,200-year-old Tamil-Brahmi inscription found on Samanamalai
published on 25 March 2012
A Tamil-Brahmi inscription that pushes back the association of Samanamalai (“Jaina Hill”), 15 km from Madurai, with Jainism to 2,200 years, has been discovered on the hill. Although scholars in Jainism in Tamil Nadu know the existence of bas-relief sculptures... [continue reading]
Posted by on March 25, 2012, 16:00.
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