Consider the following pairs:

  1. Junagarh Inscription→ Pushyagupta
  2. Iron Pillar Inscription→ Chandragupta-II
  3. Banskhera Inscription→ Harshavardhana
  4. Aihole Inscription→ Pulkeshin-II

   Which of the above are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2, 3 & 4

The Junagarh Rock inscription of Rudradaman is considered as an early example of chaste Sanskrit, written in mid second century AD. It mentions that one of Chandragupta Maurya’s governors, Pushyagupta, was responsible for building a dam on Sudarshana Lake near Girnar in Kathiawar. The iron pillar Inscriptions is one of the world’s foremost metallurgical curiosities. The pillar is almost seven metres high and weighing more than six tonnes, and was erected by Chandragupta-II (375–414 CE). Banskhera Inscriptions is situated in the Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. This inscription gives a lot of information regarding Harsha. Aihole Inscriptions in Karnataka mention about Pulkeshin-II.

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