News Desk, Amar Ujala, Jabalpur
Published by: Surendra Joshi
Updated Sat, 24 Jul 2021 08:45 PM IST
A new revelation has come about the recently discussed bakwaha forests of Madhya Pradesh. The Archaeological Department has claimed to have found rock paintings of the Stone Age in the forest of the area.
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The report of the Archaeological Department of India claims that the rock paintings of the Bakshwaha forest belong to the Stone Age. According to the department, during the survey in the forest of Buxwaha, it has been found that there are three big rock paintings and very ancient sculptures here. These are of archaeological importance. These show that the forested area of Buxwaha has been inhabited by human since ancient times.
The MP High Court had sought a report in this regard from the Department of Archeology. A copy of this report has also been provided by the officials of Jabalpur area of the department to advocate Prabhat Yadav, the advocate of PIL PG Najpande.
According to Dr. Rajat Bhargava, a social worker resident of Jabalpur, in addition to the painting in the survey of the Archaeological Department, a stone statue of Sati has also been found in Kushmar village. Apart from these, Ganesh idols, Hanuman idols and other idols have also been found. Under the leadership of Dr. Sujit Nayan, the department had surveyed the area between July 10 and 12.
Survey done on the instructions of High Court and NGT
In fact, the Archaeological Department was asked by the High Court and the NGT to conduct a survey and submit the report. After this, the department conducted a survey in the forest of Bakswaha in Chhatarpur district. The report states that three large rock paintings and sculptures of the Kalchuri carpet, thousands of years old, were found in Buxwaha.
red painting before the discovery of fire
According to the report, a rock painting is of red color, it is said to be before the discovery of the fire. The second is from the Stone Age to the medieval period. It is made from red color and charcoal. The third rock painting depicts human history. In this, pictures of war have been engraved on the mountains and caves. Apart from Lord Ganesh and Hanuman, idols of Chandel and Kalchuri carpets have also been found in the villages of Buxwaha in the survey. All these photographs have been included in the survey report.