My Son Stele I, sandstone, 5th century AD., the My Son A1 temple, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province
My Son Stele I, sandstone, 5th century AD., the My Son A1 temple, Duy Xuyen district, Quang Nam province.
The stele has a large rectangular shape. The Sanskrit inscriptions record King Bradravarmani’s offering to the God Brahmesvara of a piece of land in the middle of three mountains where the sanctuary of My Son is located. King Bradravarmani ruled from 349 to 361 in the capital Kandapurpura, which is now Hue. God Brahmesvara is a combined word of the King’s name and that of God Shiva, showing the fact that Shivaism became the official religion and had strong influence in the life of the people, especially Champa kings and lords of the period.