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- Archaeologists discovered a rare inscription connected to the Alupa dynasty during a
recent archaeological exploration at Someshwara near Mangaluru, Karnataka.
- Someshwara inscription is very significant in the study of Tuluva history and culture.
- It has two panels on the top, and in between the two panels, the first line is engraved.
- The rest of the inscription written below the panels is in Kannada script and the
language of 12th century characters announcing the death of Alupendra I.
- The human figures shown in the inscription represent Kulashekara Alupendra himself.
- To the left of this panel, divided by a pillar, the King is again shown in a sitting posture on
a mound, resting both his palms on the centre of his legs in dhyana mudra.