mouicon Month: February 2016

If the famed Ariyannur Umbrellas in central Kerala are ASI-protected prehistoric megalith burial sites near Kunnamkulam in Thrissur district, the metropolis of Mumbai has ancient sculptures languishing in its slum areas. A look at the Hindu and Buddhist statues being worshiped by people in the western Indian city with a sizeable Malayali population: Some Hindu and Buddhist sculptures of exceptional grandeur excavated from caves in Mumbai are now languishing in slum areas of the metropolis with local people worshipping them as deities, unmindful of their artistic and heritage value. That has left a celebrated archaeologist worried. Instead of finding its rightful place in a museum, ‘Heptad’ — the seven-head sculpture of Lord Shiva — is placed in a tiny room of a sl...

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