During part of a recurring search for similar archaeological relics in the village of Jakkur, a bus driver and "heritage enthusiast" identified as Dhanpal M. by the Bangalore Mirror discovered the stone and its inscription.
Dhanpal told the Bangalore Mirror that after he reported his discovery to the local archaeology department, experts visited the site and concluded that the ruins belonged to a temple dedicated to the Hindu deity Allalanatha, for which the region Allasandra was named.
Epigraphists—experts who study and decipher ancient inscriptions like this one—believe the stone inscription dates to 975 A.D.
This makes it among the oldest known inscriptions from Jakkur, the Bangalore Mirror reported.
One of the experts told the Bangalore Mirror that the hero stone's writings were of a brave, martyred soldier in the village Jakkiuru, presumably the same place as the village named Jakkur today.