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Dholkal Ganesha

The mystery of the Ganesha idol in Dholkal is not yet  resolved. It is said that this idol lasts from 11th century. It is presumed that the idol was made long ago during the time of Nagvanshi dynasty in the 9th or 10th century. The idol is 3 ft in length and located at one of the highest peaks (3000 feet) of Bastar. The idol remained unknown for many centuries but recently it has been found by an archaeologist in September 2012  in the dense forest ranges of Bailadila. Reaching Dholkal is quite difficult as one has to walk in amidst dense forests with a guide. It is considered as a place of scenic beauty with thousands of archaeological and historical secrets hidden in its torso.

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