Three sculptures, believed to be of the 12th century, have been present in a tribal-dominated village right here, a district official stated on Monday. Some residents of Jamsar village in Jawhar taluka of Maharashtra’s Palghar district have been digging a lake on Friday after they discovered the sculptures buried underground, Jawhar tehsildar (income officer) Santosh Shinde stated.
The artifacts embrace idols of warfare heroes and a cow, believed to be of the medieval interval, he stated.
Shinde stated he would go to the positioning and officers of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) would even be concerned within the inspection of those idols, he stated.
Some villagers claimed such idols have by no means been discovered within the space earlier. The village has three lakes stuffed with water, and their desilting and excavation could result in the discovering of extra such idols, they stated.
Jawhar, a metropolis and a municipal council in Palghar, is an erstwhile princely state positioned within the Western Ghats.
The tribal-dominated space is legendary for its Warli work.
The Jawhar state was based by Raja Jayaba Mukne in 1343, however its growth was largely uncared for by successive rulers.