The Ancient History Department of Banaras Hindu University(BHU) has discovered a 4000-year-old Shivlinga at Bhabhaniyav village near Varanasi. The research team recently discovered an ancient crafts village near Varanasi, and now they have unearthed a Shivlinga dating back to 4000 years while conducting archaeological excavations at Babhniav village, located 18 km from Banaras. The ancient crafts village and this Shivlinga both hold more than 3000 years worth of history and marvel, and this just piques the interest of history enthusiasts from across the country.
What’s In It?
News reports suggest that a BHU professor stated that the excavated ancient crafts village is around 3500 years old. Professors at the university have made this statement after analysing and studying the pottery discovered there. The pottery belongs to the copper stone period and the Kushan period’s Brahmi script. The objects have been unearthed after surveying the Babhniav village. The professors at BHU stated that the 4000-year-old Shivlinga found there could have been a site of worship thousands of years ago. But more research needs to be done to confirm these statements.
In November 2018, during the demolition of buildings for the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor project near Varanasi, many ancient temples with spectacular architecture were discovered, this was unknown even to the government officials of the state. Since then archaeologists were curious to dig deeper o explore ancient temples and secret sites near Varanasi. The temple town has been one of the oldest holy cities in the world. It came into the limelight earlier due to previous discoveries of secret sites and temples.
Around 13km away from Varanasi, an ancient crafts village was discovered. Potteries and walls dating back 2000 to 4000 years were unravelled. And now the latest being a 4000-year-old Shivlinga has made the professors at BHU curious to figure out more about this settlement, their culture, traditions and their way of living. Now that we know of these historical findings, we hope that in the coming day’s historians and the professors at BHU will research and report their findings and interesting information for the same. Did you know Uttarakhand To Commence Yamuna Aarti Similar To Varanasi’s Ganga Aarti?