Reports, Volume 19

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Office of the Superintendent of Government Printing., 1885 - India
 

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Page 135 - Sitrdm and Sitardmi, all of which I believe to be simple corruptions of the name of the famous Buddhist Prince Suddna or Sudatta." My own enquiries elicited the following information on this and other similar subjects of a topographical nature : — That formerly in the Sitardmi or Hindu period, three powerful brothers ruled west of the Indus. The capital of The brothers Bagram, each of these Kdt or Kafir Kings, S* of SavS named Bdgrdm, Sdgrdm and Ndgrdm Takt-i-Bahi and Nagram.
Page 31 - Deo-Barundrak temples to about the end of the ninth, or beginning of the tenth, century...
Page 41 - .- , simple cube or about 12 feet, but to this has been added, of late years, a very ugly pyramidshaped top. I heard from the Brahmans that this top was added about 16 years ago by the Babu brothers before mentioned, and constitutes their sole interest in these remains. The floor...
Page 135 - During my stay at Shahbaz-garhi I made a survey of the neighbourhood, and was surprised to find that the present village was the site of a very old and extensive city, which, according to the people, was once the capital of the country. They pointed to several mounds of ruins as having been inside the city, and to two well-known spots named Khaprai and Khapardarrd, as the sites of the northern and eastern gates of the city.
Page 44 - ... agree exactly with that of. the inscription in every other essential, is easily explained by the popular inclination, manifest almost everywhere, to shorten and curtail proper names, and not being in this instance part of the name proper, but merely a religious epithet similar to the prefix "Faqir " in Muhammadan proper names, it is not necessary to this identification. Moreover, it would appear that this tank was very old, as further on in the same account already partly quoted we learn that...
Page 46 - C Kakahai-garh is a low mound, exhibiting in places traces of broken pottery and situated about half a mile north-east of the village of Baijndth. It at present bears very good crops of wheat, and, while ploughing here, it is related that a labourer found a number of gold coins about 90 years ago. A nameless solid brick mound also exists a little to the south of Baijndth, on which there are some fine old trees and sculptures, and the bricks of which it is composed are mostly large. The tanks of Vaidyandth...

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