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1355-Stone

A stone-inscription with Indo-arabic numerals 355. Very strange, for at first the number looked like 1355, roughly a 100 years after the Darasuram temple was built. But later, Kingsley tells me the number is 355...what looks like 1 is in fact a part of the previous letter.

 

Kingsley also tells me that in Tamil temples, numbers would be written out in words and not using numerals.

 

Altogether a strange piece of writing.

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Taken on April 14, 2006