Bhimbetka

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Bhimbetka is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, group of rock shelter painting, an archeological treasure. It is close (45kms) to Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh State. Surrounded by the northern fringe of the Vindhya ranges, Bhimbetka lies 45 kms south of Bhopal. In this rocky terrain of dense forest & craggy cliffs, over 600 rock shelters belonging to the Neolithic age recently discovered. The paintings in 500 caves mainly executed in red & white with occasional use of green & yellow with themes taken from the everyday events of aeons ago, the scenes & painting in the caves depicts the daily chores of that age.

The ancient Vedas record the marriage of king Dashrath of Uttar Kosal, father of Lord Rama of the epic Ramayana, with the princess of Dakshin kosal (a part of modern Madhya Pradesh). It is believed that the Lord Rama & Sita spent a major part of their 14 years exile in Chitrakoot located in the Dandaka forest area, north of the Vindhyas. Archeological explorations & excavations provide a glimpse of the ancient period from the earliest times to about the 13th century AD. The finds speak of a developed ancient civilization & reflect the glorious & chequered history of its rulers & warriors & a rich cultural past. Historically known as Malwa, Madhya Pradesh – the second largest cenrally located state in India is called the very heart of India.

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