Heights of the golden past have
started peeping from the plains of Bandhavgarh. In the archaeological survey
started on April 1, the team found 1500 years old rock paintings and
remains of modern civilization two thousand years ago in Bandhavgarh Tiger
Reserve of Madhya Pradesh. On which the Department of Archeology says that the
finding of these remains here confirms that the area of tigers also used to be
a part of the old trade route.
The survey work of the Archaeological
Department was going on here from April 1 to June 30 under the leadership of
Shivakant Vajpayee, Superintendent Engineer of Jabalpur Circle of
Archaeological Survey of India. Meanwhile, in the Tala core zone of Bandhavgarh
Tiger Reserve, the second season survey of Jabalpur Archaeological Department
includes two large cylindrical stupas, 11 caves and 4 water bodies, and a
painted cave attached to them. Apart from this, 1500 years old rock paintings, and remains of modern civilization two thousand years ago have also been found.
The height of one stupa is 15 and the
other is 18 feet. These have been told from the 6th to the 8th century. The
base and upper part of the cylindrical stupa are present in the complete form
including the Harnika. It is possible that there was a statue of Lord Buddha in
it. Experts say that Buddhist monks will have to come and go here. Caves must
have been made for them. It is likely to emerge as an important stop in the
Buddhist circuit passing through Madhya Pradesh. The special thing is that this happened for the first time when rock painting has been found in the Umaria
district surrounded by forests, that too 1500 years old. At present, the
Department of Archeology has taken this petting under its control, it is being
told that the picture of an animal has been shown in the petting, and it will be
studied soon, in which more information can be revealed. Survey officer
Shivakant Vajpayee says that this petting cut has been found in the cave, which
means it must have been made from stone or some sharp thing.
The special thing is that in the
survey of the Indian Archaeological Department last year, 26 ancient temples,
46 sculptures, 26 rock caves, two Buddhist stupas, and 19 water sources were
also found in Bandhavgarh. ASI Superintendent Engineer Shivakant Bajpai said the
goal of the exploration is to scientifically document the archaeological
remains scattered in the Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve. With this discovery,
Bandhavgarh can also emerge as the site of the Buddhist circuit. Archaeologists
say that after the study the situation regarding historicity will be clear.
BANDHAVGARH TIGER RESERVE
Kingdom of Tigers World Heritage Bandhavgarh is not only a tourist destination, but this delightful place has been included in the list of World Heritage. The monasteries and stupas established in the forest of Bandhavgarh also link this world heritage site to the Buddhist period and tell the story of peace among predatory animals.
Spread over 95 hectares of plain and surrounded by 32 hills, Bandhavgarh used to have 12 ponds in ancient times. A Rani Talab on the banks of which the Rani Mahal and the temple are built. Second Baba Talab, on the banks of which there used to be a Gurukul. Here Rani Mahal, Shiva Temple, Storehouse, Court, Stable, Kabir Chaura, Kabir Math, Kabir Talab, and Bandhwadhish Temple of the time of Baghel rulers are still preserved.