- April 16, 2021
- Posted by: admin1
- Category: DPN Topics
Subject : Culture
Context : By a hill in Jharkhand, Buddhist remains from a millennium ago.
- This site is a major Buddhist shrine from the Mauryan Period 250 before the present era; it is aligned to dolmen and other megalithic sites and the sacred hill, Marang Buru, of the Birhor indigenous tribe.
- Marang Buru is also called Juljul and forms the recumbent landscape figure known as a reclining Mother Goddess.
- On the south is a 65 foot-long stone face called Mahadeva or Great God by the Bihors. Mahadeva is a term used alternately for Shiva and Buddha.
- The hill and the stone face continue to be worshipped ritually by the Bihors.