MENHIRS...the foreground one is shaped unusually. Wonder why ?

MENHIRS...the foreground one is shaped unusually. Wonder why ?
THARPAKHNA

The word megalith has stemmed from the merger of two Greek terms of "mega" meaning large and "lithic" signifying stone.

Presently the megalithic tribes of India use various structures of stone as burials or memorials of the dead. However in the past megaliths were not only sepulchral/funerary structures but were also used both as memorials of the dead and to commemorate various events of the family and that of the community. Megaliths were found even to be used as boundary markers and also as astronomical structures.


Each passing day numerous ancient megaliths get destroyed in India and we have no record of this disaster. It is sad that no government agencies like the ASI, the State Archaeological Depts and the District Administrations demonstrate any interest in their protection perhaps for their tribal origin and also possibly because megaliths to them do not appear to be significant relics of our land.

In actuality prehistoric megaliths are a significant source of our ancient history and their preservation is imperative as these monuments are evidences that India was indeed a land of the tribals in hoary times. A few of them however suggests that astronomy and geometry was known to the megalithic tribals millennias prior to the emergence of the Brahmanical astronomer/mathematicians. Obliteration of prehistoric megaliths is bound to erase this verity.

To view a few photographs of megaliths of India visit:

http://www.megalithsindia.com/2010/11/images-of-megaliths.html

The photographs and essays from this website may be used for research purposes giving credit to it.

Come let’s celebrate megaliths…

DOLMEN of JHARKHAND

DOLMEN of JHARKHAND
LOHARDAGGA. JHARKHAND

Sunday, 26 March 2017

One of the world's largest capstones of a megalith discovered in Telengana

The enormous sized capstone being lifted by crane. Credit: Indian Express


The Telengana Archaeology Dept has excavated one of the world's largest capstones of a megalithic burial at Narmeta village in Siddipet district in the state of Telengana.

The stone is 6.70 mtr in length and weighs to around 40 tons. 

The  area comprises of 50 ancient megalithic burials. The grave yields have been sent for DNA test. D.Ramulu Nail, the Asst Director Telengana Archaeology. S.S.Rangacharulu and Dr.K.Padnabha were responsible for the discovery of the large megalith and for the lifting of the capstone.

Source: The Indian Express.

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