copy of the subjoined inscription was first published in Murphy's Travel in Portugal
(1798) together with the translation of Sir Charles Wilkins. The plate was reproduced 10
years ago by Dr. Burgess in No. 9 of the Memoranda of the Archaeological Survey of Western
India (B. B. 1879, p. 104) with the restoration of the Sanskrit text by the late
Dr.Bhagavanlal Indraji. Dr. Bhagavanlal's text is generally correct and reflects the
highest credit on his ingenuity, since the copy on which he worked is very inaccurate.
Still I believe that a new edition will not be superfluous. The
inscription is incessed with great care and neat ness on a long slab of polished stone
measuring 42 inches by 20 and containing 66 lines. The stone is now preserved in the
Quinta of Don Joa De Castro at Cintra, in Portugal, but as the contents of the inscription
show, it originally belonged to a temple at Soma natha or Devapattana of Sorath.