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Odisha: Remains Of Temple Found During Excavation In Bolangir

Bolangir: Gigantic engraved rocks, believed to be the remains of a temple, have been discovered at Lower Suktel river ghat in Bolangir district.

The site where rocks have been found is around two-and-half kilometres away from Roximunda village in the district, sources said.

The large engraved rocks were found during excavation of sand with the help of JCB machines at the spot.

As several Shiva and Shakti temples were established during the reign of Patna rulers between 8th and 12th century, it is believed that the rocks could be part of some ancient temple in the region.

Considering it to be some divine miracle, people from nearby villages have started thronging the place in large numbers to conduct puja.

“From media reports, we came to know that some rocks have been found in the region and locals claim those are parts of some temple. We will inform the tourism department and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to depute officials to the spot for conducting investigation,” said Bolangir Collector, Chanchal Rana.

Once the team arrives and conducts their investigation, we will take further steps for the preservation of the rocks and other necessary allied works, he added.

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