Ancient stone blocks found in Suktel riverbed
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 | PNS | BALANGIR
Much to the delight of locals, ancient slabs of stones were found while digging the bed of river Suktel at village Chelbahal in Loisingha block, 25 km from here, around two days ago.
The site was given for lease for sand mining. While digging the riverbed for sand, the stone blocks were discovered.River Suktel in ancient time was known as river Suktimati and had flourishing towns and villages with brisk trade and commerce activities. Local saying goes that there was a Shiva temple in this area; and people have heard it from their forefathers that the temple belonged to around 800-1200 AD. More historical research is expected to shed further light on the stone findings.
Ancient stones discovered beneath river bed
Bolangir, Nov 10 (LocalWire): Much to the delight of locals, ancient stone slabs were found while digging the bed of the River Suktel in Chelbahal village in Loisingha Block almost 25 kms from here, around two days ago.
The site had been leased for sand mining. While digging the bed of the river Suktel for sand, the stone blocks were found.
River Suktel, in ancient times, was known as river Suktimati and had flourishing towns, village life, trade and commerce.
Locals say that there was a Shiva temple dating back to 800-1200 AD in the area.
A more historical research would reveal further about these findings.