AP history professor discovers ancient cave in Prakasam

History says primitive people lived inside the cave near Kalpana Swamy temple.

By Sri Lakshmi Muttevi  Published on  26 Dec 2022 12:10 PM GMT
AP history professor discovers ancient cave in Prakasam

Prakasam: After the discovery of the Buddhist stupa, a prehistoric cave, and some ancient sculptures in Bhairava Konda in the Prakasam district, another ancient cave was discovered by Kandula Savithri, an assistant professor of history at Srikalahasti Degree College for Women. In November, Savithri found ancient sculptures in the highest hilly area in the entire Nallamala forest.

The 45-year-old was interested in discovering ancient artifacts but kept her findings private. Savithri sent her first findings in November 2022 to the Archaeological Survey of India, Mysuru. After her first success, the professor made many more discoveries.

This time, Savithri found an ancient cave in Ardhaveedu village under Mohiddinpuram mandal in Prakasam district. The cave is 2 km from the village near the Jampaleru stream.


Speaking to NewsMeter, Savithri said, "The cave belongs to the primitive man. The cave has a route connected to a cave discovered earlier on the eastern side of the Bhairava hill temples, built by prehistoric people. When our team entered the cave, we found the cave stone covered in ash color. The cave was first created by primitive man and was later used by the monks to enter other destinations."

History says primitive people lived inside the cave near Kalpana Swamy temple. They created a path toward the cave near Bhairava hills. According to the locals, their ancestors narrated stories of Jamadagni, a rishi regarded in Hindu tradition as one of the Saptarishis, who went to the Bhairava hills through this cave to meditate on the hills.

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