A typical Menhir stone slab, about seven toes in peak, was discovered at Basrur, a medieval historic metropolis, on the west coast of India.
“The native legends, related to Menhir, talked about them as being pregnant stones. However we have no idea whether or not they had been inbuilt reminiscence of a deceased pregnant girl or not. The Menhir discovered at Basrur is oriented to the north-west route and is barely leaning to the east,” stated Prof Murugeshi T, Affiliate Professor, Division of Historic Historical past and Archeology MSRS School, Shirva.
He stated, “Basure or Basiru means pregnant within the native language, Kannada. Basrur, a medieval buying and selling metropolis of coastal Karnataka is thought by varied names like Basurepattana, Basurepura, Vasupura and Basaruru. It’s recognized for a lot of temples as a mark of its splendid wealth. Devi Temple of Basrur has particular significance.
“It’s the solely temple in India the place the feast of Devi is carried out as soon as in each 60 years. Mahalingeshwara Temple, Venkataramana Temple, Kote Anjaneya Temple, Tuluveshwara Temple, Devi Temple, Ramachandra Temple, Umamaheshwara Temple, Bhairava Temple, Garadi, Sadananda Mutt are only a few surviving examples of its wonderful previous.”
Upright standing stones of the Megalithic interval, Menhirs are usually erected above or close to the burial as a memorial stone of the useless. The invention of a Menhir close to Venkataramana Temple at Basrur dates again to the Megalithic interval of 1000 BC.
Stylistic Menhir of Basrur has an in depth similarity to that of Menhirs of Baise and Nilskal of Shivamogga district, added Prof Murugeshi.
He thanked Murulidhar Hegade, Pradeep Basrur, Basruru Venkataramana Temple trustees for his or her assist and college students of archeology, Shreyas, Gowtham, Nagaraj, Karthik and Chandru for collaborating on this discovery.
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