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4th century cave discovered in Guwahati


DULAL MISRA | Guwahati, February 11, 2012 15:51
Tags : cave | historical | assam | guwahati |

A rock cut cave with an array of historical findings has been discovered in the Umachal Area of Guwahati. The cave is in it’s interior measuring 6.26x5.02 metres. After the discovery of this cave thousands of people came to have a look at this ancient cave.
Pradip Borah, a resident of Kalipur Kadamtal Area told TSI – “The cave was discovered by some children who were playing near by the area. The cave was covered by thick jungle. After cleaning bushes, the century old cave came to the sight of people.” 
Visiting the cave site, Dr. H N Dutta, Director of the Archaeology Department informed TSI – “The rock inscription dated back to 400-500 AD. It is thought that the inscription of the cave was done during the tenure of King Mahendra Barman. Assam Archaeology Department will take necessary action to protect this cave from today.”
An official of State Archaeology Department Ranjana Sharmah said that the cave was the temple of Balabhadra swami. According to her two pieces of a broken stone bowl measuring 16.5 cm in diameter has been found inside the cave. She also informed that a floral carving measuring 76x73x16 cm has also been seen drawn on the rock surface. 
The Kalipur and Umachal area of greater Guwahati was the epicenter of Trantic Practices from very ancient time. Several historical monuments have been discovered in this locality. But due to the lack of proper maintenance, most of these historical monuments are getting to be dilapidated. Local people have asked the State Archaeology Department to protect the lately discovered rock cut cave. 
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Issue Dated: Feb 5, 2017