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Ancient Rock Carvings on Granite Rocks Near Ranchi City.

Posted on the 04 February 2017 by Priyadarshi @priyadarshi64
Carvings are of Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman and Shivling.by Dr. Nitish Priyadarshiemail: nitish.priyadarshi@gmail.com 
Ancient rock carvings on granite rocks near Ranchi city.
Ancient rock carvings on granite rocks near Ranchi city.
Ancient rock carvings on granite rocks near Ranchi city.
Ancient rock carvings on granite rocks near Ranchi city.

This site is in (Navratangarh) Doisagarh and is located in Gumla district of Jharkhand and is not much far from the capital city of Ranchi. Carvings are of Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman and Shivling. These carvings are estimated to be more than 400 years old.
Stone has been used for carving since ancient times for many reasons. Most types of stone are easier to find than metal ores, which have to be mined and smelted. Stone can be dug from the surface and carved with hand tools. Stone is more durable than wood, and carvings in stone last much longer than wooden artifacts. Stone comes in many varieties and artists have abundant choices in color, quality and relative hardness. Carving stone into sculpture is an activity older than civilization itself.

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