Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Inscription in Edakkal Caves, Kerala

An inscription engraved in early Brahmi characters has been found in the Edakkal Caves, Kerala. The engraving also depicts an anthropomorphic figure with a large phallus, which is often taken by archaeologists to suggest ideas and themes of fertility.

The associated epigrapher, Dr M R Raghava Varier, seems to think so, and in relation with the phallic theme and the inscription, suggests that it might refer to Brahma.

Read the news feature in the Deccan Herald to find out why it's important.

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