Epigraphy Study -Field Visit Around Senji-II – Neganurpatti

March 30, 2014

The second place we visited was Neganurpatti which is about 6 kms from Senji. We had some problem  in finding the way which is motorable. The best way is the one which separates before the village and goes on the lake bund. The place where inscription is available is popularly called adukankal as there hillock which is a pile up rocks. First we read the Tamil Brahmi Jain  inscription  which may be dated around 4th CE. It reads ‘பெரும்பொகழ் சேக்கந்தி தாயியாறு சேக்கந்தன்னி செயிவித்த பள்ளி’ -‘perumpogaz sekanthi thayiyaru sekanthanni seivitha palli’.

 

Adjacent to inscription is  a small cave. Here we can see Rock Paintings  dated  around 1000 BCE. It is in very good condition. The painting is done white colour. Unfortunately our people do not realise the historic value of the site. They scribble and etch in the cave, thus damaging its historic value.

On the main road, the state public works department has put up a stone which contains the content of the inscription in modern script. This is a welcome feature and who ever has done this deserve all the appreciation.

 

While trying to find the way we could see a hero stone which appears to be less than few centuries old, but well-preserved.

 

Adukkankal

Adukkankal

Neganurpatti Tamil Brahmi Inscription

Neganurpatti Tamil Brahmi Inscription

 

Cave Paintings

Cave Paintings

Cave Painting

Cave Painting

Cave Paintings -another view

Cave Paintings -another view

Old inscription modern script on the main road

Old inscription modern script on the main road

HeroStone

HeroStone

 

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