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Historical relics discovered in Jaisalmer lie unattended

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Jaisalmer, March 5 (UNI) Ludrwapur, the 1100-year-old-capital of Bhati Rajputs in Jaisalmer district, lies scattered and unattended after the excavation work stopped here two years ago due to lack of funds.

Ludrwapur found during excavations, was the eighth capital of Bhati Rajputs and was attacked by Mahmud Ghaznavi and Mohammad Ghori. It was a self-sufficient capital on the banks of river Kak but as the river changed its course slowly, the town got submerged under sand.

The upper portion of a Vaishnav temple, scores of broken idols, beautifully carved stone work were discovered by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) at a distance of 17 km from Jaisalmer's district headquarters. The wall of arsenal and many other beautiful stone-crafted items were also discovered by the team.

The ASI had started the excavations in 2003 in four different places in Ludrwapur, which went on for six months only.

Many historians have expressed apprehensions over losing these invaluable items and have demanded proper preservation of these relics of history.

Historian Nand Kishore Sharma says the excavation works in Ludrwapur should continue so that the present generation can learn about our rich history and culture. He also feels that the site can be a major attarction for tourists who visit Jaisalmer.

Mr Sharma said Laudr Pawar ruled over the place in 9 and 10 Century AD. Later Bhati Rajput ruler Devraj from Devral conquered it.

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