Keezhadi: A brief analysis

Located near the town of Sivaganga in Tamil Nadu, India, Keezhadi - an archaeological site is changing history adding new elements into the pages of history of India. The excavations at Keezhadi have revealed a significant amount of ancient artifacts and structures, shedding light on the history of the region. The Keezhadi archaeological site is associated with the ancient Pandyan civilization and has provided insights into the urbanization and cultural practices of the region during the Sangam period (around 600 BCE to 300 CE). The archaeological excavations at Keezhadi began in 2015 and have continued over multiple phases. The findings include pottery, bricks, beads, and other artifacts, as well as well-planned urban structures.

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The seal of PashupatiNath

Indian tradition roots back too far in history. With passing time, more excavation, more research and little more effort into finding the true knowledge has resulted in unfolding the stories of our origination into mutifolds. One such extravagant and stupendous example is “The Pashupati Seal” The seal resorted back into its full glory now is an archaeological artifact discovered in the ancient Indus Valley civilization. Found at the Mohenjo-daro site, it dates back to around 2500 BCE, it looks like that which must have been used for stamping on cloth like material mostly - possibly as a block printing material.  The seal features a figure seated in a yogic position, surrounded by various animals. The central figure is identified as a deity and is referred to as the figure of Lord Shiva, who is also known as Pashupati, meaning "Lord of Animals." The presumed Pashupatinath figurine (an early form of Lord Shiva), is seated cross-legged with an erect posture. The hands hold objects that some interpret as symbols of ritual significance.

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