Carvings in Edakkal Caves Kerala: Proof of Prehistoric Civilization from 6,000 BCE

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Carvings in Edakkal Caves Kerala: Proof of Prehistoric Civilization from 6,000 BCE:

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God’s own particular nation Kerala will astound you from time to time with wide sandy shorelines, waving palms, sparkling backwaters, rich green slopes, and so forth! Do you know the Wayanad Forest of Kerala have been possessed for a few thousand years? Ambukutty Mala in this slope hill Forest, set high on the Western Ghats with heights going from 700 to 2100 m, is home to the Edakkal Caves. Two natural Caves contain Edakkal, having archeological confirmations of a progress that prospered in this area going back to around 6000 BCE!

Edakkal‘ signifies ‘a stone in the middle’. The buckle is a separated or shake shield normally shaped out of a peculiar air of three tremendous rocks making one to lay on the other two. The base stone bulges out in the middle of and fills in as the rooftop. To achieve these notable Cave, one needs to trek through the Ambukutty Mala.

Do you know Ambukutty Mala filled in as an Ancient exchange Trade associating the ports of the Malabar Coast to the high heaps of Mysore? What’s more, Malabar, containing the whole south-western shoreline of the Indian promontory, had been an essential focal point of exchange old and medieval India according to chronicled records. As indicated by Sumerian records, Kerala was a noteworthy exporter of flavor to Babylonia, Egypt, Assyria, Arabia, and more nations going back past 3000 BCE.

As per neighborhood old stories and legends, Edakkal Caves were shaped with the bolts let go by Lav and Kush, the children of Shri Rama. Pulpally, situated at a separation of around 32 km from Edakkal Caves, has the main Luv Kush Temple in Kerala. As per another form, the caverns are house Goddess Mudiampilly. The Hills summit fills in as a yearly journey spot for lovers of the Goddess.

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The carvings of Edakkal Caves are the main cases of Stone Age carvings from the southern part of India. There are two chambers inside the Cave with the upper chamber at a length of 96 ft, width of 22 ft and stature of 18 ft. The lower chamber is 18 ft long, 12 ft wide and 10 ft high. There are carvings of human and creature figures and instruments utilized by people on the dividers of the Cave. 429 signs including Tamil and Brahmi Script have been found here. Maybe a couple of the carvings look somewhat like the Indus Valley Civilization.

The carvings are separated into three age gatherings, running from 6000 BCE to 1000 BCE. A gathering of the artworks have an association with the Indus Valley human advancement, in this manner connecting the north, north-west with the south. Human figures in these carvings have raised hair and some have veils. A conspicuous figure among them is ‘a man with a jug glass’.

M.R. Raghava Warrier, a student of history and an expert in Edakkal Cave engravings, drove the investigation of the carvings of the site. He worked for the Kerala State Archeology Department. The Hindu distributed a write about this. According to the report distributed, Warrier stated, “There had been signs of leftovers much the same as the Indus Valley civilisation in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, yet these new discoveries offer trustworthiness to the way that the Harappan civilisation had its essence in the locale as well and could follow the historical backdrop of Kerala even past the Iron Age.”

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‘Man with a jar Cup’ image is the most particular theme in the Indus Valley Civilization. This theme is found in the carvings in the dividers of Edakkal caverns. As per Warrier, the Edakkal cutting has a two-dimensional human figure, which is somewhat unique in relation to the Indus Valley image. The jug, as indicated by Warrier, is pretty much same as those in Indus ligature. The student of history likewise opines the images as a major aspect of compound letters like contents. Significant thoughts could be deciphered from such letters.

Comparability of images in Indus Valley and Edakkal Caves prove social dissemination of the two areas of old India. Warrier directed further research alongside history researcher Rajan Gurukkal to arrive at a conclusion that the engravings in the Cave go back to the Iron Age.

Fred Fawcett, a police authority of the  erstwhile Malabar state in British India in 1890 first found the anthropological and authentic significance of Edakkal Caves. He ran over the Caves coincidentally while on a chasing campaign in the Wayanad Jungle alongside Colin MacKinzie, a grower. Fawcett had an unmistakable fascination in going by spots and structures of recorded significance and expounded on his encounters. Colin MacKinzie indicated Fawcett the stone etching in 1890. Fawcett went by the caverns again in 1894 and 1895 and expounded on the illustrations. It depended on his compositions that archeologists and anthropologists began examining the carvings.

Participation and in-depth study of the stone carvings of Edakkal gives in by specialists identified with Rock Art, engravings, images, and letters will help uncover more actualities around an Ancient development past the Indus Valley human progress that existed in South India.

Presumably more such pre-memorable Caves and landmarks covered up beneath the earth are holding up to be uncovered to reveal to us who our progenitors were and the artifact of our reality!


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P. Natasha Covers Classical Archaeology news and has been with Histecho since 2017. She has a Master's degree in MA Archaeology from New York University's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting program. A California native, she also holds a Bachelor of science in molecular biology and a Master of Science in biology from the University of California, San Diego.