Jan. 10, 2023

Prelims Question

Q- The first epigraphic evidence of Sati practice is found in-

(a) Ayodhya Inscription

(b) Mathura Inscription

(c) Eran Inscription

(d) Junagarh inscription


Explanation-Eran insciption (Sati inscription), which is of 510 AD, is also called 'Bhanugupta's insciption'. This inscription tells about Bhanugupta's Amatya Goparaja who died during the battle. Goparaja's wife performed sati practice. Therefore, it is also called Sati inscription  of Eran. Inscription engraved on a Varaha statue found from Eran has mention of the Huna ruler Toramana.