Kundapur: Three Linga Mudra stones found at Gujjadi

Silvester D’Souza

Daijiworld Media Network – Kundapur (MS)

Kundapur, Jun 10: Linga Mudrike stones have been found near Nagajji Mane and Buddu Devadiga’s house at Kalihitlu under Gujjadi grama panchayat.

There are inscriptions of sun, moon and Shivling on the stone. The message seems to say let it be immortal till sun and moon are there.

In olden days it was common for Hindu Shaivaites to worship Lord Shiva, Vaishnavites Lord Vishnu and Jain to worship Theerthankaras. They used to mark their borders by shrines or stones. Shivaites used to put Linga Mudrike stones, Vaishnavites Vamana Mudrike stone and Jains Mukkode stones.

The stone that is found in Gujjadi is Linga Mudrike stone. It is also known that there is a Guheshwara temple nearby.

Pradeep Kumar Basrur, Mahesh Kini, Sunil Kumar Gulladi, Buddu Devadiga, Ravi C Poojary, Jayaraj Poojary, Ravish Gujjadi and Ganesh Devadiga were in the team that gave the description of Linga Mudrike stones.


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  • roy Indian, Mangalore

    Sun, Jun 11 2023

    we need one archaeology institute in mangalore . there ar many prehistory place in our region . it will good if government focus in this .

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  • Karen Dsouza, Udupi/Mumbai

    Sun, Jun 11 2023

    Everywhere over DK there are these stones, They're called shasaaney in our native language. Land grants, borders, everything was demarcated with this. They're all over Karkala, Udupi talukas. If these people want to find more, please visit Nitte, Belman, Santhur, Balegundi.

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Sun, Jun 11 2023

    "shasaaney" seems to mean Edict (government order), sounds related to the word "ಶಾಸನ" ....

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