This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...June A.D. 441. If the figure
for 80 was injured below, as the figure for 400 certainly was, then
the decimal figure read as 80, might have been 90 and the Samvat
year might, perhaps, be 497. In the Jain books also there is very
early mention of the Vikrama Samvat. Thus the Satrunjaya Mahatmya
professes to have been written 477 years after Vikrama, or in A.D.
420, when " Siladitya, king of Vallabhi, expelled the Buddhists
from Saurashtra, recovered Satrunjaya and other places of
pilgrimage from them, and erected many Jain temples." The era of
Vikrama also is said to have been established by Vikramarka Raja
470 years after Mahavira, or in 527--470 = 57 B.C. From the way in
which he is spoken of as " honouring the advice of Siddha Sena Suri
as the words of Jaina," it would appear that Vikramarka was a
Jaina, which would account for the use of his era in the Jaina
books, as well as for the non-mention of it in early Brahmanical
inscriptions. Most of our early writers, as Colebrooke, Wilford,
Tod, and Jervis, have vitiated their chronology by placing the
initial point of the Vikramaditya era in 56 B.C., instead of in 57
B.C., as shown by Prinsep.f The following examples from Colebrooke
and Tod show how necessary it is to be strictly exact in dealing
with dates: 1. In one of " Three grants of land found at Ujjayini,"
the recorded date is an eclipse of the moon in Srayana of 1200
Samvat. Using the erroneous equation of 56, Colebrooke identifies
this eclipse with that of the 16th July 1144 A.D.j But the true
date was 1200--57 = 1143 A.D., in which year there was an eclipse
of the moon on 28th July, which day was also the full moon of
Sravana. Dr. Bhau Daji, in Bombay Asiatic Society's Journal, Vol.
VI, 29-30. f See...
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