Q. “Aihole Inscription” is a famous inscription was located at?

[A] Tamil Nadu

[B] Karnataka

[C] Maharashtra

[D] Madhya Pradesh

Answer: B

Explanation: The Megudi temple at Aihole (in Karnataka) stands on top of a hill. On the eastern wall of this Jaina temple is a 19-line Sanskrit inscription (dated to 556 Saka era: 634-635).

  • The composer is a poet named Ravikriti. The inscription is a prashasti of the Chalukyas especially the reigning king Pulikesin II, referred to as Sathyasraya (the abode of truth).
  • It highlights the history of the dynasty, defeat of all his enemies, especially Harshavardhana.

Source: Tamil Nadu NCERT