The southern States are known to have a vast number of inscriptions running into several thousands carved on the walls of extensive monuments that are the most authentic source of history and a veritable mine of information about the dynasties that ruled in the past.
But the general attitude towards these store-houses of knowledge, history and our culture has been either of utter indifference or disregard. Often inscriptions are neglected and more often they are disfigured.
Historical inscriptions carved on five pillars stacked one on the other are lying in a state of utter neglect on the premises of Malleswara temple, also known as Old Sivalayam near Radham Centre in One Town area . They are the remains of 10th century AD.