Chikkamagaluru: Memorial tiger hunt stone sculpture discovered at Basrikallu

Daijiworld Media Network - Chikkamagaluru (SP)

Chikkamagaluru, Aug 1: During her exploration of the area, Dr Suprreetha K N Kalasa has discovered a stone memorial sculpture depicting tiger hunt in Basrikallu area at Samse in Kalasa taluk in the district. This sculpture dates back to the 12th century.

The memorial sculpture is six feet long and three feet wide. It has been divided into five parts. In the first phase, the stone culture shows two valiant men saving cows from the clutches of a tiger. The men have bows and arrows in their hands and are accompanied by a dog. In the second part, the men are being led to the battlefield in a palanquin. A cavalry of horses is seen accompanying the fighter. In the third part, the gallant man is seen fighting with enemies with bow and arrows. In the fourth depiction, the man who died in the battle is shown with hands folded with sages to the left and celestial women with giant fans serving him on the right. In the last one, a sage offering puja to the Lingam of Lord Shiva along with Nandi and cow and calf are seen.

This memorial sculpture now discovered is unique from the point of view of study. Even though this memorial was created in memory of a gallant man in war, he had fought with a tiger and saved cows and the sculpture is aimed at recording the courage of the man all in a single sculpture.

Suanth K N supported the work of exploration.


Comment on this article

  • H. Almeida., Bendur/Andheri

    Sun, Aug 2 2020

    These are invaluable treasures, that reflects our past culture... The sight where this was discovered, must be investigated by the archeological survey of India.. There is
    every possibility of such ancient artifacts, emerging from the district....

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  • Rolf, Dubai

    Sun, Aug 2 2020

    Most valauable is our Digital Camera still to find out.

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    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Somebody might have transported the stone from somewhere where it is found does not seem authentic

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  • Lloyd Colaco, Kuwait

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    I don't think we should conclude on the bare facts on the view around. Most of the times we come across artifacts which are not studied and neglected.
    C-14 dating or such techniques should define the authenticity of the findings. As Gurka mentioned, India is home to vast heritage,,, but sadly we fancy findings at the Great Pyramids, Mayan findings in Mexico, etc...
    Lets not forget that the world is astonished on knowing that the Indian Vedas mention the flight (vimana) and also have it drawn.
    No offense to anyone, just thought I would express my thoughts.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    Place do not seem that remote but no one bothered to bring that stone schlupture to the notice of public. Could there be few more in the vicinity futher down

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  • GURKA, Mangaluru

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    INDIA exhibits a rich and vivid culture in the past ! People are ignorance to real culture of India and attracted to fake culture.

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  • praveen, mlore

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    place doesnt look new as background shows arecanut plantation and stone foundation tells different story...this was somewher else and now put to public now..

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  • N Mukkawala, Kinnigoly

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    from the background , it seems place is not remote and .....

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  • Rita, Germany

    Sat, Aug 1 2020

    N.Mukkawala Kinnigoli,because we are now in 21century.that stone was from 12th?Developement has proceeded since then.

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