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Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)



  Aug 08, 2023

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Benisagar village in Jharkhand


1. What has been excavated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) from Benisagar village in Jharkhand?

The ASI has excavated hundreds of artefacts, including sculptures, stone figures, and a stone seal with a Brahmi inscription in Sanskrit.
 

2. What does the archaeological evidence suggest about the inhabitation of Benisagar?

The archaeological evidence suggests that Benisagar was inhabited continuously from the fifth century A.D. to the 16th-17th century A.D.
 

3. Why was Benisagar included in the list of the 100 most prominent archaeological monuments of the country?

The ASI included Benisagar in the list due to its significant archaeological findings and historical importance.
 

4. What does the inscription on the stone seal found at the site indicate?

The inscription on the stone seal indicates the presence of a person named "Priyangu" who was well-versed in the four Vedas. The script is Brahmi, and the language is Sanskrit.
 

5. What do some scholars believe about the significance of the stone seal?

Some scholars believe that the stone seal suggests Benisagar was a center of learning, where the four Vedas were taught.
 

6. What historical influence is believed to have been present in Benisagar?

Historians believe that Benisagar was under the influence of Tantrism and Shaivism.
 

7. How long is the estimated history of inhabitation at Benisagar based on the discoveries made so far?

Based on the discoveries, it is estimated that Benisagar was inhabited from the 5th century to the 16th-17th centuries.

 


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