A blogpost by Ryosuke Furui & Arlo Griffiths
According to Amarakośa 1.4.300 (syād dharmam astriyāṁ puṇyaśreyasī sukr̥taṁ vr̥ṣaḥ), śreyas is a synonym of dharma. Epigraphic occurrences of this usage seem to be rare. (No entry śreyas is given in D.C. Sircar’s Indian Epigraphical Glossary.)
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“The glorious Viṣṇugopa, Crown prince [according to] dharma”
Uruvupalli copper-plate grant, Andhra Pradesh, India, 5th c.
Photo by Emmanuel Francis 2017 ◊ Courtesy of University Library of Edinburgh
“For the dharma (pious act)”
Uttiramērūr, Vaikuṇṭhaperumāḷ Temple, 9th c.
Photo by Emmanuel Francis 2019
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