iha paṭhitam udāraṁ vācakair gīyamānaṁ
iha likhitam ajasraṁ lēkhakaiś cāru kāvyaṁ
gatavati mitrē mitratāṁ puṣpadantē
bharata tava gr̥hē ’smin bhāti vidyāvinōdaḥ
Here readers recite properly in song.
Here scribes are always writing out beautiful poems.
Since you’ve become friends with Puṣpadanta, Bharata,
the diversions of learning are taking place at your house.
A mālinī verse in Puṣpadanta’s Mahāpurāṇu (Apabhramsha, 965 CE), describing the house of his patron, Bharata, a minister of the Rāṣṭrakūṭa king Kr̥ṣṇa III, which was presumably in Malhed. It praises the poet as much as his patron.