- June 20, 2022
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Section: Art and Culture
- The 3,500-year-old Megalithic site is located on the banks of the river Krishna in Narayanpet district, Telangana.
- Dotted with about 80 tall stones (niluvu raallu, as locals call them), or menhirs, the five-acre site that dates back to 1500 BC, also has ‘alignment stones’.
- Menhir is the name used in Western Europe for a single upright stone erected in prehistoric times; sometimes called a “standing stone“
- As there are no inscriptions, there are two schools of thought that attempt to explain why these menhirs were erected.
- Some feel the purpose of these stones is to capture the movement of the sun to estimate time.
- As, about 500 meters away, there is another site comprising mounds of boulders and stones.
- Believed to be a burial ground, the site also has a three-foot rectangular stone, which has a ‘sky chart’ chiseled on it.
- Or they might have erected it in memory of people or certain occasions.