temple has also a wealth of inscription on its walls like those of the Kota chiefs of
Arnaravati, the Kondaveedu Reddis, and others. There is also an inscription of 'Sri
On the erection of a mantapam here. On a pillar in the Mukhamantapa
the wife of Proli Nayudu, who was a dependent of Koppara Kesanivarma, has left an
Any account of Amaravati will not be complete without reference to the world- famous
Buddha stupa here.
For sheer beauty of execution,for the perfection of
calligraphy in the several inscriptions, for that fine delineation of human emotions in
stone, as for example the conversion of Nanda, on the eve of his marriage to Prajapati
Gautami, the moving scene of the great renunciation or the Mahabhinishkramana, the
subjugation of the intoxicated elephant Nalagiri by Lord Buddha, and other scenes from
Buddhas life which are depicted in the Amaravati style of sculpture, there is no
other to compare.