Tirupati, March9: ‘Pallava Prasasti’ inscription lying by the side of Kodanda Rama temple in Motupalli village in Chinganjam Mandal, Prakasam district of AP should be protected, historian MyNaa Swamy (Mylaram Narayana Swamy) urged the state archeological department. Addressing a press conference on Wednesday at Tirupati Press club, he appealed to the authorities to preserve the inscription as it has great importance and historical value.
Swamy has visited Motupalli Rama Temple and noticed huge inscription engraved on granite stone which has four sides. The front face of inscription dated back to 1231 AD by Siddhayadeva Maharaja, son of Malideva Maharaja, gifted Aduru village to Chennakesava temple. Telugu language is most beautiful in the inscription. But as per old records it is in the account of Kakatiya Ganapati Deva (1199–1262 AD). But Ganapati Deva inscription – 1244 AD is on a pillar in veerabhadra swamy Temple Mandapam.
MyNaa Swamy has urged the authorities of State archeology, to evacuate and protect the inscription, which has good Telugu language and most important in Andhra history. Motupalli village was an important port on the east coast during the medieval period. It is also interesting to note that Motupalli was known as Desi Uyyakondapatnam. Italian traveler Marco Polo, visited Motupalli port in 1287 AD during the reign of Kakatiya queen Rudrama Devi.
MyNaa Swamy and amateur researcher Kavali Sanath Kumar Reddy, Lecturer Dr.Ramu have visited Motupalli.