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Pratihara and Sultanate-era silver coins found near Jaipur

Pratihara and Sultanate-era silver coins found near Jaipur

JAIPUR: Eighty-two coins dating back to Pratihara (8-11 CE) and Sultanate (12-15 CE) period have been discovered together from an empty pond in Jamwaramgarh near Jaipur. The coins were found in an earthen pot spotted by MGNREGA workers while digging the pond on Sunday. Experts have concluded that the discovery of coins strengthens the historical […]

Rajput bodies plan mega events to mark King Mihir Bhoj’s birth anniversary

Mihir-Bhoj-Rajpur-Pratihar-Banner-Kshatriya Parishad

Rajput organisations have planned mega events to mark the birth anniversary of 9th century ruler Mihir Bhoj. The celebration comes at a time when several Rajput bodies have raised their voice against “distortion” and “appropriation” of their history. The Rajput bodies have planned the events at over 40 places across Uttar Pradesh and over 200 […]

‘Stop distortion of Rajput History’: Mihir Bhoj’s descendant to govt

Stop distortion of Rajput History Mihir Bhojs descendant to govt

Kunwar Arunoday Singh Parihar, who is the prince of Nagod estate in Madhya Pradesh and who claims to be the direct descendant of King Mihir Bhoj (44th in line of descendency from the legendary king), has expressed his deep anguish in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the current appropriation of his ancestor […]

Pratihara era Shiva idol smuggled to UK returned to India

A tenth Century stolen Shiva statue has been brought to India from the United Kingdom

LONDON: A valuable statue of Shiva that was stolen from a temple in Rajasthan 22 years ago and smuggled to Britain was finally repatriated to India on Thursday. The 10th-century CE “Natesh Shiva murti” positioned in the “chatura” yogic pose with “jatamakuta and trinetra” (untamed hair and three-eyed), has been sent to the Archaeological Survey […]