Bibi-Ka-Makbara, Aurangabad

Aurangabad Caves, Aurangabad

Nasik Caves, Nasik

Ajanta Caves, Aurangabad

Ellora Caves, Aurangabad

Quila-I-Shakin, Daulatabad Fort, Aurangabad

Explorations upto 2010

District

Year

Nature of remains

Ahmednagar

1957 - 58

Shri B. P. Bopardikar of the circle during the course of exploration collected microlith from the river bed at Chichondi Patil.

Ahmednagar

1958 - 59

Shri B. P. Bopardikar of the circle discovered tools of series II mostly scrapers, from Bare-gaon-Nandur, Tandurwaki, Dhanori Budruk and Khurd and Manori - Renapur each situated on the Mula river or one of its tributaries.

Ahmednagar

1959 - 60

Shri B. P. Bopardikar during the exploration, found Paleolithic tools including choppers, cleaves and scrapers at Vadhair, Tambhere, Pathre-Khurd, Kamagar-Budrukh and Kamagar-Khas.

Ahmednagar

1960 - 61

In the course of exploration in Rahuri and Parner Taluka in district, Shri B. P. Bopardikar explored many numbers of sites assignable to Paleolithic, microlith and early historic period

Ahmednagar

1979 - 80

L. S. Rao of the circle, during the course of exploration noticed stone sculpture representing Vishnu, Ganesh, Brahma, Siva-Parvati, Kirti-Mukha and a bull, belonging to the Yadava period, at Gondegaon, Jafrabad andUndingaon.

Ahmednagar

1982 - 83

M. R. Dhekane of the circle in the course of exploration discovered a large number of upper Paleolithic tools at Bhojade, black-on-red, pottery at Rastapur and at Shingide

Ahmednagar

1985 - 86

In the course of exploration S. S. Parekh of the noticed antiquarian remains of late Medieval and Marahta period.

Ahmednagar

1986 - 87

In the course of exploration S. S. Parekha of the circle noticed Late Medieval Temple and remains at Sanguri Velapur in Kopargaon Taluka and Chincholi Gurav, Kaote, Nalvande, Paregaon, Sumanpur and Tigaon in Sangamner Taluka.

Ahmednagar

1987 - 88

In the course of village-to-village S. S. Parekh of he Aurangabad Circle noticed antiquarian of late medieval remains in Kauthe Kamalaeshwar, Kakargaon, Konchi, Lahore, Nannaji, Nimgaon-Jag, Nimman Rajapur and Vadgaon (Pan) Valhe village of Sagamner Taluka.

Ahmednagar

1989 - 90

In course of village-to-village survey in Sangamner Taluka, S. S. Parekh of the circle noticed the following antiquarian remains: -

VILLAGE/SITE

NATURE OF REMAINS

Ashwi (BD)

Two medieval temple namely Amritesvara Siva Temple and Vithala temple having an image of Vithoba. Residential Building of Destine called Harilbag.Haniswada of the Maratha period built during the regine of Bajirao Pashwa.

Quzar (Kd)

Ruins of Siva Temple with linga and Nandi of the late medieval period.

Umbri

Late medieval temple of Siva known as Sankatesvara with Ekamukha linga.

Ahmednagar

1990 - 91

Ajit Kumar of the circle noticed following antiquarian remains at Sangamner taluka of the district during village-to-village survey.

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Dhandharphal

18th Century temple, memorial pillar and inscription of 14th -15th Century, mound, pottery, etc.

Dhandharphal (Khurd)

Temple, Late Medieval loose sculpture.

Golewadi

Mound yielding early historic pottery, loose sculpture of dancing Siva and Nandi datable to 11th -12 th Century A. D.

Gunijwadi

Medieval Pottery.

Javalekadlage

Early historic and medieval pottery

Karhe

Chalocolithic, early historic and medieval pottery.

Nannaj

Pottery, memorial stone datable to 18th -19th century AD. Ruined temples, medieval loose- sculpture of Vishnu and Uma-Maheshvara.

Nimbgaon

Early historic and medieval pottery.

Nimon

Early historic and medieval pottery.

Rajapur

Medieval pottery.

Rajapur

Medieval pottery

Saikhindi

Chalcolithic and early historic pottery

Sonoshi

Medieval pottery

Velhale

11th -12th Century AD fortification and step well and late medieval image of Ganesha.

Ahmednagar

1991 - 92

In the course of exploration of submergence area of Tajnapur left irrigation project, taluka Pathardi, D. N. Sinha of the circle noticed the following antiquarian remains.

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Hanuman Takli

A sunned in Roman as well as modi script (18-01-1876) issued on behalf of the Secretary of State in council by the orders of the Govt. in council of Bombay by and under hand and seal of Alienation Settlement Officer. The sunned continued the Inam (of Rs. a per annum) Granted to the Maruti temple by the former (British) Government.

Jawakhed-Dumala

Deepmala of the medieval period.

Jawakhed-Khalsa

Mud bastion of the late period, Hemadpanthi Barav of 13th century A. D. and sunned of 19th century A.D. in Modi script with drawings on its leather cover.

Kopre

A medieval site yielding pottery, terracotta bead and stone dabber.

Kasar-Pimpargaon

Medieval pottery.

Ahmednagar

1991 - 92

In course of village-to-village survey in Sangamner taluka, Ajit Kumar of the circle noticed the following antiquarian's remains:

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Aurangapur

Mound, pottery and microlith etc.

Chinchpur

Temple and inscription of 18th -19th century AD and an image of Nandi.

Kondu

Fortification gateway and Bawadi of 18th -19th century A.D.

Mandu

Pottery and microliths etc.

Nimbagaon

Fortification and gateway of 18th -19th centuries A.D.

Wadgaon-Pan

Temple and inscription in Modi script dated Saka era 1695 i.e. AD 1773.

Ahmednagar

1992 - 93

D. N. Sinha of Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of village-to-village survey noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites in Sangamner taluka of the district.

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Ambhore

A Siva temple and a Devi temple of Maratha period.

Jamgaon

Middle Paleolithic tools. An early historic mound yielding pottery shell bangles.

Jorwe

Chalcolithic pottery and a temple of medieval period.

Kahakpur

Late medieval pottery.

Kanoli

Late medieval pottery.

Kolwada

Three small temples of late medieval period.

Nagpur

Late medieval pottery.

Ozhar BK

Late medieval pottery and temple with some loose sculpture of Nandi and Sivalinga.

Ozhar KH

Late medieval pottery and temple with some loose. Sculpture of Nandi and Sivalinga.

Pimparne

Some wadas of Maratha period. Siva linga and nandi sculptures.

Ahmednagar

1992 - 93

D. N. Sinha of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of village-to-village survey noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites in Sagamner taluka of the district.

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Hivargaon Pavasa

(A) A small Mahadeva temple of 18th Century A.D.

(B) Khandoba temple of 18th Century A. D.

(C) Another Khandoba temple on the top of the hill datable to 18th Century A. D.

Kharad

Sporadic finds of late medieval pottery including red ware and black ware. Main shapes are dishes and bowls.

Nimagaon Tambi

Ruin of mud wall embedded with late medieval pottery. Main shapes are dishes and bowls.

Nimbhale

Mosque of 18th Century A.D. with graves within the premise.

Rayatwadi

Sporadic potsherds in cultivated land including black ware and red ware. Main shapes are dishes and bowls.

Sirapur

Late medieval pottery including red ware and black ware. Main shapes are dishes and bowls.

Vaghapur

Loose sculpture of Nandi, Siva Linga, lintel and footstone used as renovation of the temple with water. Outlet in form of bullhead carved out of stone. All belong to the late medieval period.

Ahmednagar

1994 - 95

D. N. Sinha of Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of village-to-village survey noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites in Sangamner taluka of the district

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Chandanapuri

Late medieval Siva temple housing lingapitha. Four old Wadas of early 19th Century A.D.

Savargaon Tal

Two highly disturbed medieval sites yielding red ware and black ware potsherds. The main shapes are jar, dish and bowl.

Zole

Late medieval Siva temple housing lingapitha and loose sculpture of Ganesha. A sculpture of Nandi is placed infront of the temple. There is also Ganesha temple of 18th Century A.D.

Ahmednagar

2002 - 2003

V.D. Jadhav, V.N. Prabhakar, Vasant Kumar Swarnakar and A.K. Ture of the Archaeological Survey of India undertook exploration to ascertain the distribution pattern of habitational sites around the excavated late Harappan site of Diambad in Godavari valley and discovered the following sites

Sl.No.

Village/Site

Taluka

Nature of Remains

1

Newasa

(Revisited)

Newasa

Chalcolithic pottery and T.C. figurine, decorated pillar members, loose sculptures etc datable to 11th - 12 th Century A.D.

2

Khadale

Paramand

Newasa

Habitional sites, pillar member belong to later medieval period.

3

Malunje Khurd

Srirampur

(Belapur)

The temple and sculpture of vithal Rukmai datable to 12th Century A.D.

4

Ladgaon

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Decorated pillar members and sculpture of 12th Century A.D.

5

Belapur Khurd

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Medieval habitation site.

6

Lakh

Rahuri

Stone sculpture of Garuda and fragment of decorated door jamb datable to 12th century A.D.

7

Ambi

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Sculpture of Nandi of medieval period

8

Davangaon

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Habitation site of late medieval period.

9

Pimpalgaon

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Microliths and medieval habitation site

10

Karanpur

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Six hero stones of late medieval period.

11

Nandur (Shingote)

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Two hero stones of late medieval period

12

Rajuri

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Small fortress, a 60 feet stepped deepstambha, hero stone, a small stone chhatri and habitation site datable to late medieval period.

13

Kolhar Khurd

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Two temples of Shiva of late medieval period

14

Chincholi

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Three havelis of brick construction on the stone foundation with decorated wooden doors at the entrance belonging to Maratha period.

15

Gangapur

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Two brick built havelis raised over stone foundation with decorated wooden doors at the entrance belonging to Maratha period.

16

Maudve

Srirampur

(Belapur)

One stone mortar of late medieval period

17

Dighi

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Flakes and microliths were found to the south-westerner side of the village.

18

Landevadi

Rahata

Medieval habitation site known as Kumbharwada to the north side of the village.

19

Pingalvadi

Rahata

Medieval habitation site near the village.

20

Ranjangaon

Rahata

Three brick built havelis raised over stone foundation with decorated wooden doors at the entrance belonging to Maratha period.

21

Vakadi

Rahata

Late medieval habitational mound known as Pandri Basti to the north side of the village.

22

Jalgaon

Rahata

The sculpture of Nandi, Durga, Vishnu and Shiva kept near to Mahadev temple datable to 11th -12th century A.D.

23

Gondegaon

Srirampur

(Belapur)

The sculpture of Nandi, Durga and Shiva datable to 11th -12th century A.D., kept near to a modern temple.

24

Kamalpur

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Temple of Mahanubhav sect, said to have built by Ahilyabai Holkar.

25

Bhokar

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Sculptures of Shiva, Durga etc kept near to Mahadev temple, datable of 12th century A.D.

26

Mahakali Vadgaon

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Sculptures, pillar and bracket memebr's datable to 10th -12th century A.D. and to medieval habitational mound to the northern side of village.

27

Ekruke

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Late medieval period, dilapidated gateways with bastions and stepped well.

28

Khanapur

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Medieval mound with stone sculpture and loose sculptures of Ganesh, Bhikshatana Shiva etc near Hanuman Temple datable to 10th - 12th Century A.D.

29

Bhamathan

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Medieval habitational mound.

30

Puntamba

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Stone sculpture of Ganesha and Laxmi-Narayana. The temple of Kartikswami and Laxmi-Narayan with the inscription at the entrance, brick boundary wall around the village with bastions at the entrance and old havelies, Gadhi, all belonging to Maratha Period.

31

Matulthan

Srirampur

(Belapur)

Medieval habitational mound, fortress with stone bastions and hero-stones.

32

Naigavhan

Srirampur

(Belapur)

The medieval habitational site known as Gadhi, red were pottery and Ring wells on the river bank northern side of village.

33

Somgave

Rahata

Sculpture of Laxmi-Narayan, Laxmi, Shiva and Ganesha datable to 12th century A.D.

34

Rastapur

Rahata

The medieval habitation mound, red and black ceramic, fluted core and microliths.

35

Pimpalvadi

Rahata

Small fortress with stone bastion, entrance and stepped well datable to late medieval period.

Amaravati

1986 - 87

In the course of exploration in the submergence area of the Bembla River Project, Ajit Kumar of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey noticed early historical and medieval remains at Dhamak and Gaikhed in Chandur in Chandur Taluka of Amaravati district

Amaravati

1987 - 88

Shri Ajit Kumar of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of exploration in the submergence area of Shahnoor river project in Taluka Achalpur reported the discovery of a mound yielding early historical and medieval pottery in the village of Morgad and Wadgaon. Pottery was represented by course red ware, burnished red shipped ware, course Grey ware and shreds of black and red ware.

Amaravati

1995 - 96

D. N. Sinha of Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of exploration of submergence area under Bembla river ecological project, noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites.

DISTRICT

TALUKA

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Amaravati

Chandur

Ghuikhed

Samadhi temple of 19th Century A.D.

Amaravati

Chandur

Talegaon-Dashsar

Remains of Yadava period such as sculptures and architectural fragments of temple, stepped well, etc.

Amaravati

Chandur

Yerad

Mud bastion of late medieval period.

Aurangabad

1965 - 66

Krishna Kumar of the survey in course of an exploration located an extensive site yielding artifacts of the Middle and Late Stone Ages, near the Ajanta Caves on either bank of the river Waghora. He also found Middle and Late Stone Age tools near the Ghatotakaha Cve on either bank of Pippalkhora nullah and near Tanda in the vicinity of the Pitalkhora cave.

Aurangabad

1981 - 82

T. M. Keshava of the circle, in the course of exploration, collected Middle Paleolithic tools, scrapers and points at Sultanpura, on the bank of the rivulet-Nag-Jhari. The tools are made on agate, chalcedony and green Jasper.

Aurangabad

1992 - 93

S. K. Mittra of Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of exploration noticed an early historic site at village Thakurwadi, Tq. Kannad of the district. The cultural assemblages found there include the early historical pottery consisting of red ware, red slipped ware, dull red ware, gray ware, etc. The type includes thick-rimmed storage jar, globular vessels, carninated vessels, shallow basin, spouted vessels, etc. Some potsherds carries etched and appliqué design. Besides, some terracotta animal figurines, glass bangle pieces, saddle quern, stone pastles, rotary quern, a broken grinding stone lamp and ancient bricks.

Aurangabad

1997 - 98

M. R. Dhekane, A.A., D. N. Sinha, A.A. and H. S. Naik, A.A. of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of exploration found blades, scrapers, cores and other microliths of chert, agate and chalcedony. A Linga pitha and some potsherds of late medieval period were also noticed.

Aurangabad

1999 - 2000

a) As per the instruction of Shri S. V. Venkateshaiah, S.A., the exploration was undertaken on the opposite site of caves at foot of the hill to study the ancient bricks remains. The exploration team was lead by M. Mahadevaiah, Dy. S.A., accompany with V. D. Jadhav, A.A., H. S. Naik, A.A., H. R. Desai, A.A., Sr. C.A., Ajanta, V. R. Satbhai, Photographer Gr. I, and two Monument Attendant of Ajanta Caves. The exploration revealed the remains of bricks structure (size 43x21x8 cm and 40x20x8 cm) seems to be of Satvahana and Vakataka period. During the course of exploration, some potsherds and antiquities collected, which consists of typical sprinkler of Kushna variety, a small bowl, bases of bowls, bases of vase, red polished ware; coursed red ware and a brick cube. The archaeological vestige found shows that this piece of land once inhabited by the Satavahana and Vakataka, when the caves were in religious use. A systematic exploration may throw more light on caves, which may help to co-relate the caves with Archaeological vestige or a digging in very much essential to ascertain the importance of the site.

Aurangabad

2000 - 2001

Under the Guidance of S.V. Venkateshaiah, a team consisting of by M. Mahadevaiah and R. Krishnaiah , V.D. Jadhav, H.S. Naik, H.R. Desai, P.G. Deshmukh of Aurangabad Circle carried out a systematic exploration of left bank of river Waghora to trace out the ancient steps/pathways leads from various caves down to the river. During the course of exploration the remains of the ancient steps/ pathways have been traced in front of caves 1, 2, 4 in between cave 5 & 6, front of cave 7,11,16,17 & 21. Some of the steps were either missing or damaged due to various human and natural activities.

Aurangabad

2005 - 2006

a. A chance discovery of brick pathway on the right bank of Guava River near dam was exposed when the gates of the Jayakwadi dam were opened for releasing surplus water. Several local news papers reported this matter. After noticing the information the site was examined and documented.

The exposed brick pathway like structure is oriented in North-South direction. The exposed pathway measures nearly 3.30 meter in length and 1.6 meter in width consisting of brick at edge in English bond. The bricks are slightly included for better slip. Different sizes of bricks were encountered during survey i.e. 59X29X9 cm, 58X30X9 cm and 60X30X9 cm, etc. The pathway extends unto the flow channel and pieces of the bricks can be seen in to the view. Another brick structure was encountered a the surface a little distance away consisting same bricks standing on length side (vertical), which ruins in North-South orientation. The exposed brick structure measuring nearly 2.1 meter in length and 1.5 meter in width and brick measuring 44X24X5 cm. In the course of exploration a few pot shreds were also noticed the main shapes being Red ware represented dish, vase and miniature pots. These structures are the remains of a pathway datable to Satvahana period (circa 1st C. B. C. to 3rd C. A.D.). +

Beed

1988 - 89

S. L. Jadhav of the circle noticed following sites of Archaeological interest in Georai during course of village-to-village survey:

TALUKA

VILLAGE/SITE

NATURE OF REMAINS

Georai

Aher Vahegaon

Stone mill (Ghani), large collar granary etc.

Georai

Bhadangawadi

Mutilated sculptur of Goddess

Georai

Chikli

Stone Mill (Ghani)

Georai

Dharvanta

Medieval pottery, bone bangle pieces, Bastion and stone mill.

Georai

Erandgaon

Old Stone Mil (Ghani)

Georai

Kajal

Old Mill (Ghani)

Georai

Khadki

Stone Mill (Ghani)

Georai

Kalegaon

Late Medieval Siva Temple

Georai

Lodatgaon

Siva-Linga and sculpture of Ganesh

Georai

Madalinoi

Step-well, sculpture of Vishnu, Ramlaxman and Sita, Durga, etc.

Georai

Manmodwadi

Embankment and late medieval temple of Khandoba.

Georai

Mathuri

Graves on the hill.

Georai

Padalsingi

Late Medieval Siva Temple

Georai

Phulsangvi

Khandoba Temple, Hero Stone, etc.

Georai

Pimpalgaon

Hero Stone

Georai

Pokhari

Hero Stone and stone mill (Ghani)

Georai

Sangam Jalgaon

Old ruined temple of Siva

Georai

Shekta

Late medieval Siva temple.

Georai

Sindkhed

Late medieval Durga temple and Sculpture of Mahishasurmardini.

Georai

Susi

Stone mill (Ghani)

Georai

Tandla

Ruins of Siva temple, Hero stone and stone mill.

Georai

Takalewadi (Rudra's wadi)

Stone wheel of bullock cart.

Georai

Tintarvani

Hero Stone

Georai

Ukkad-pimpari

Hero Stone, Stone mill (Ghani) and stone wheel of bullock cart.

Georai

Wadgaon Susi

Stone mills (Ghani)

Beed

1989 - 90

In the course of village-to-village in Georai Taluka, S.L. Jadhav of the Aurangabad Circle of the noticed the following antiquarian remains

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Bargaon

Medieval step well

Jalgaon

Medieval Pottery

Khandvi

Hero stone brass figures in the temple of Khandaoba and Mahishasurmardini and medieval pottery, microliths.

Nimgaonwadi

Disturbed mounds yielding medieval pottery.

Nipani Jawalka

Late Medieval Pottery.

Pachegaon

Small tomb, stone ghani, sati-stone, etc.

Rui

Two medieval red ware shreds and late medieval Rama Temple.

Ranjani

Step well

Sindewadi

Sati stone etc

Siras Devi

Sati Stone etc.

Beed

1990 - 91

S. L. Jadhav of the circle noticed following antiquarian remain in Georain Taluka. During the village-to-village survey.

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Ambal

Sati-stone, 18th century sculpture of Mahishasurmardini.

Aridhamhasta

Stone mill (Ghani) and stone wheel of bullock cart.

Bhend (B.K.)

Stone mill (Ghani)

Hedn (Khd.)

Stone mill (Ghani)

Chincholi

18th Century ruined Siva temple.

Deopimpari

Ruins of temple and floating bricks.

Dhanora

Late medieval pottery

Gondi (Khd.)

18th century sculpture of Vithoba (Vishnu)

Gondi (Khd.)

18th century sculpture of Vithoba (Vishnu)

Kakat-Pimpri

Loose sculpture of Vishnu and Goddess

Khopati

Late medieval pottery.

Kumbhe Jalgaon

Sculpture of Gorakhnath(?)

Manyarwadi

Stone mill (Ghani)

Malliwadi

Donkey stone

Mategaon

Medieval pottery and stone mill.

Marphal

Late medieval temple of Siva and Donkey stone.

Mudhapuri

Stone mill (Ghani)

Raj-Pimpri

Late medieval pottery, loose sculpture and Nandi

Rohithal

Stone mill (Ghani)

Rokda

Sculpture of Khandoba

Rameshwar

Ruined brick temple of late medieval period

Shirata

Loose sculpture of Siva

Takali

Bronze status of Jain Thirtankar datable 18th century A.D.

Takadgaon

Sati-stone, stone mill, sculpture of Siva-Paravati.

Thakar-Adgaon

Stone mill (Ghani)

Talwada

Medieval temple of goddess with deepmala bearing an inscription.

Wahegaon

Hemadpanthi temple of Siva with a Kirtimukha on outer wall, Vishnu sculpture and copperplate in Modi script.

Beed

1991 - 92

In the course village-to-village survey in Georai taluka, S. L. Jadhav of the circle noticed the following antiquarian remains:

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Antarwadi (Bj.)

Stone pillar with images at the base and medieval pottery.

Bhojagaon

Sculpture of Mahishasurmardini of late medieval period.

Chopdya-Chiwadi

Early historic pottery, stone ovalish dower.

Daithan

Sculpture of Vishnu

Dhumegaon

Hero -stone.

Golegaon

Natural rock shelter.

Hiwarwadi

Late medieval pottery.

Jategaon

Manuscript of Dhyaneshwari, Rukhmini, Svayamvar and tukaram Gathas, etc.

Kathoda

Three ruined Hemadpanthi temples. One with damaged sculpture of Vishnu and medieval pottery.

Katchicholi

Sculpture of Ganesh and medieval glass bangle etc.

Lukhamasta

Sculpture of Krishna in black stone.

Pathwewadi

Early historic pottery and terracotta fragmentary human head.

Rajapur

Ghat, Temple of Siva, medieval period.

Rampuri

Two late medieval temple of Siva.

Surdi-Buzurg

Sculpture of goddess probably Durga.

Beed

1992 - 93

S. L. Jadhav, of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of village-to-village survey noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites in Georai taluka of the district

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Agar Nandur

Marble sculpture of Ram, Laxman and Sita

Belgaon

Hero Stone

Sawaleshwar

Medieval temple of Siva.

Beed

1992 - 93

M. Mahadevaiah, of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of village-to-village survey noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites in Georai taluka of the district.

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Gulaj

Three late medieval temples datable to 18th Century A.D.

Guntegaon

Medieval Paleolithic tools (Surface collection)

Panchaleshwar

(A) Middle Paleolithic tools.

(B) An early historic mound yielding pottery.

(C) Three pillars of Jaina faith with inscription 16th or 17th Century A.D.

(D) Loose sculpture of Ganesha, Vishnu, Dwarapalika and a Linga datable to 18th Century A.D.

(E) Late medieval of Dattatraya with inscription. In this temple a Samadhi is noticed in the garbhagriha. It is datable to 17th Century A.D.

Patharwala

Two hero stones probably of 18th Century A.D.

Rakshasabhulban

(A) Middle Paleolithic tools.

(B) Late medieval temple of Dattatraya of 18th Century A.D. with inscription in Nagari script.

(C) Late medieval Chattri of 18th Century A.D. with inscription.

(D) Vitthal Sundar Samadhi (grave) of a minister of Nizam Ali Khan of Hyderabad of 1763 Century A.D.

Suralegaon

(A) Middle Paleolithic tools.

(B) Remains of a temple datable of 14th Century A.D. including pillars, pillar bases, door jambs, etc.

Beed

1993 - 94

M. Mahadevaiayh of Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of village-to-village survey noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites in Georai taluka of the district

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Bhogalgaon

Late medieval loose sculpture of Siva, Vishnu, Chamunda, Bhairav and Naga and some hero-stones and sati stones

Borgaon (BK)

Microlithic tools, two stone chhatries of 18th Century A.D., a partially broken watch tower of 19 th Century A.D. and a mausoleum of 18th Century A.D.

Mirgaon

Middle Paleolithic tools like points and borer cum Scraper. Remains of a late medieval temple with loose sculpture and architectural members lying around.

Beed

1995 - 96

M. R. Dhekane of Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of exploration noticed remains of medieval period such as copper plate, sculpture of Lord Vishnu in Betawad town in Sindhkheda taluka at the district.

Bhandara

1981 - 82

S. N. Raghunath of the circle, during the exploration located late Stone Age sites at Urmed, Mul, Sadeswar, Gondpimpri, Bori and Adyal. The tools are blades and scrapers on chalcedony and agate.

Buldhana

2000 - 2001

V.D. Jadhav of Aurangabad circle of survey, during the course of exploration in Lonar taluka of District Buldhana, discovered the following sites of archaeological importance.

Site

Taluka

Nature of Remains

Rajur

Lonar

The remains of Vishnu temple on small hill, near the village and loose sculpture of Vishnu, Shiva, Vyala, etc belong to C.11th - 12th Century A.D.

Pimplaner

Lonar

Small fortress with masjid, Baradari, Buruj of bricks and stone arch gate belongs to Maratha period.

Buldhana

2006 - 2007

Dr. Manoj Kumar Kurmi, Assistant Archaeologist, has completed exploration of the remaining 23 villages falling in the submergence area under the Jigaon Irrigation Project, District Buldhana.

Sl. No.

Name of village

Longitude Latitude

Taluka

River side i.e. left/ right

Nature of remains

1.

Yerli

20°56'53"N

76°27'51"E

Nandura

Situated on the left bank of Purna

Sangameshwar Mahadev temple situated near the confluence of Gyanganga & Puma rivers. The temple is East facing, Nandi is seated & consists of Shivling with yoni-pitha, made of marble in garbhagriha. A sculpture of Vitthal-Rukmini is also inside the temple, which is of later period.

2.

Belad

20°51'40"N 76°31' 55" E

Nandura

---Do---

Main shrine dedicated to Pingaleshwar

3.

Manegoan

20°56'N, 76°27' E

Jalgaon (Jamod)

---Do---

It is newly rehabilitated village with a Hanuman Mandir.

4.

Zadegaon

20°56'50"N 76°27'54" E

Jalgaon (Jamod)

---Do---

It is another new village falling under partial submergence.

5.

Hingna (Navegoan)

20°56'N 76°27' E

Jalgaon (Jamod)

---Do---

Hanuman Mandir

6.

Tiwdi (Ajampur)

20°56'N, 76°27' E

Jalgaon (Jamod)

---Do---

Pirowa mandir of Dhangar Samaj & Mauli Devi temple of Pardhi Samaj

7.

Adol

(Budurk)

20°57'44"N; 76°23'03" E

Jalgaon (Jamod)

---Do---

Maruti mandir & Datta mandir.

8.

Adol

(Khurd)

Jalgaon (Jamod)

---Do---

Maruti mandir

9.

Pantonda

20°56'N; 76°27' E

Nandura

On the left bank of Purna

Temple is in two floors, in the ground floor Vitthal- Rukmini mandir & on the top floor Hanuman mandir.

10.

Palsoda

20°56'N; 76°27' E

Nandura

---Do---

Garhi & Mahadev & Hanuman mandir.

11.

Hingne

(Gawhad)

20°56'N; 76° 27'E

Nandura

---Do---

Sonaji Samaj mandir.

12.

Takli Vatpal

20°56'N; 76°27' E

Nandura

---Do---

In temple, there are two Hanuman sculptures & a scattered Shivling Temple compound consists of 36 wooden pillars.

13.

Jigaon

20°56'N 76°27'E

Nandura

---Do---

The mahadeva temple , is in a dilapidated condition. Hanuman & Gajanan Maharaj mandir

14.

Hingna

(Balapur)

20°56'N 76°27'E

Jalgaon

(Jamod)

On the right bank of Purna.

Vitthal-Rukhmani mandir. Traditional temple of pandharinath Maharaj

15.

Golegaon

(Budruk)

20°56N 76°27'E

Jalgaon

(Jamod)

---Do---

Renuka Devi mandir & Hanuman mandir

16.

Takli (Paraskar)

20°56N

76°27'E

Jalgaon

(Jamod)

---Do---

Hanuman mandir

17.

Takli (Khas)

Jalgaon

(Jamod)

---Do---

Mari Mata Devi mandir situated on the open-air platform

18.

Golegoan

(Khurd)

20°56N

76°27'E

Jalgaon

(Jamod)

---Do---

Mahadev Mandir

19.

Satli

20°56N

76°27'E

Jalgaon

(Jamod)

On the bank of Ptra-Ullasi (Tributary of river Purna)

Hanuman mandir on raised platform with Shivling. Newly constructed Vitthal mandir consists of Vitthal-Rukhmini sculpture

20.

Alampur

20°56' N

76°27'E

Nandura

On the left bank of Purna

The village falls under partial submergence & contains Hanuman mandir

21.

Mamulwadi

20°56' N

76°27'E

Nandura

---Do---

Hanuman Mandir

22.

Kharkundi

20°56'N 76°27'E

Nandura

---Do---

Mari Mata devi mandir built on open-air platform. A Bajrang Bali & Vitthal-Rukhmini mandir. Seven scattered stones on a small platform open to sky on a natural mound known as Marka Mata.

23.

Kodarkhed

20°56'N 76°27'E

Nandura

---Do---

The temple of Hanuman raised on platform (open air) known as Maruti mandir

Chandrapur

1958 - 59

Shri L. K. Srinivasan found series I and II, microlithic and black polished shreds at Bagaram, tools of series II and Neolithic implement at Sironcha and a number of stone-circles at Chakalapet in Chandrapur District.

Chandrapur

1959 - 60

Shri L. K. Srinivasan discovered a number of Paleolithic site at Wagheda and Saradpar. The tools type includes choppers, pebble hand axes, bifacial hand axes and cleavers.

Chandrapur

1960 - 61

Shri L. K. Srinivasan of the circle discovered a number of pre-historic sites in the basins of the Wardha and Wainganga rivers. Of these two sites Papamiya-Tekdi and Jhari-Mangrul are of particular interest as they yield a succession of lithic industries right from the pebble chopper stage up to the microlithic

Chandrapur

1961 - 62

Shri L. K. Srinivasan during the exploration in Jharpat river valley to the east of the town of Chandrapur and collected a number of unificial pebble tools along with bifacial hand axes and cleavers. Typical specimens of the blade-burin industry were also found in the locality

Chandrapur

1962 - 63

Shri L. K. Srinivasan, during his course of exploration in the valley of the Godavari, Indravati, Wainganga and Wardha, discovered sites of early and Middle Stone Age, Late Stone Age and Megalithic stone-circle. The tools typology comprises of pebble tools along with Achulian hand axes, cleavers and scrapers.

Chandrapur

1963 - 64

Shri L. K. Srinivasan, during the exploration in the basins of the rivers Wainganga and Wardha, located many sites yielded tools of Early and Middle Stone Ages

Chandrapur

1964 - 65

Shri L. K. Srinivasan, during the course of exploration discovered Middle Stone Age tools at Lonhar in Tahsil Warora. The tools made on fine grained quartzite and comprise scrapers, blades and points.

Chandrapur

1973 - 74

During the course of exploration L. K. Sarma and D. Hanumantha Rao - discovered a microlithic factory site at Ramdigi on the bank of a nullah. The tools included both geometric and non-geometric types made on jasper, chert and chalcedony. The assemblage is devoid of any pottery. The microlithic of similar types were picked up form Check-Kesambi, Lalpeth and Selur, all in Chandrapur District

Chandrapur

1975 - 76

In the course of exploration of Submergence area under the Inchampalli Project in Sironcha Taluka D. Hanumanth Rao of the circle discovered sites yielding lower Paleolithic to microlithic tools and medieval temples, sculptures and structures.

Chandrapur

1978 - 79

In the course of exploration in Brahmapuri Taluka G. K. Mane at the circle discovered a Megalithic burial site with nearly one hundred stone circle situated around a 10 meters high mound, yielding micacious red ware with painting in black and black-and-red ware, at Kahali. A habitaitonal site probably belonging to the Satavahana times yielding brick structures and terracotta figurine at Chandrapur and a site, yielding microlithic consisting of blades, bladelets and lunates made on Chalcedony at Bandegaon.

S. N. Raghunath of the circle also noticed a factory site belonging to lower Paleolithic industry on a high hill slope and a terrace of the river Pranahita and Bamragarh in Sironcha Taluka. The tools include hand axes, cleavers, cores, flakes and blades make on quartizite.

Chandrapur

1999 - 2000

M. R. Dhekane, A.A. of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of the remains of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temple are noticed

District

Nature of remains

Bhadravati, Tq.Bhadravati,

Remains of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temple are noticed. The images include Ganesha, Brahama, Vishnu, Varuna and Kubera of Hindu faith. Beside there is a Siva temple of medieval period. To the west of village remains of same Jain sculptures are also noticed.

Ghot-Nambala,

A medieval Hindu temple datable to circa 11th -12th Century A.D. It consists of ruined garbha-griha, antarala and mandapa. There is loose sculpture of saptamatrika panel on stone is lying nearby the temple.

Ghanta -Chowki,

A temple of Hemadpanthi style of medieval period is noticed. On plan, it consists of garbha-griha, antarala and porch.

Somthana,

Remain of an old shrine temple datable to early medieval period is noticed. The only mandapa part is survived at present

Chandankheda, Ta. Bhadravati,

Loose sculpture Ganesha, Hanuman, Marai, Mahisasuramardini, Haragauri and Vishnu during exploration.

Dhanora Pimpri, Ta. Bhadravati,

b) Remains of two medieval temple, one is Vishnu and other is of Siva.

Manoa, Ta. Bhadravati,

A fragment of Ganesha image, sculpture of Haragauri and Siva ling

Vanoja, Ta. Wani,

A medieval temple called Vanoja devi is noticed. On plan it consists of pillar portico and shrine. The shikhara part of the temple is renovated and white washed by the local people recently

Chikani, Ta. Warora,

c) Medieval temple of circa 17th Century A.D. viz. Vithal -Rukhmini and Hanuman temple is noticed.

Waghnaka, Ta. Warora,

d) Remains of aHemadpanthi temple dedicated to Siva. On plan, it consists of, antechamber and pillar portico.

Kharwad, Ta. Warora,

A Hemadpanthi temple of Siva circa 12th -13th Century A.D.

Rampur, Ta. Mul,

e) Remains of small Siva temple datable to medieval period are noticed. On plan, it consists sabhamandapa, antarala and shrine.

Vadha,

Remains of two temple one is dedicated to Balaji and another to Vishnu locally known as Vithal-Rukhmini temple. Both the temples can be assigned to circle 17th -18th Century A.D.

Dhulia

1956 - 57

Shri S. B. Deo and Shri Z. A. Ansari of the circle during the course of exploration in Kukarmunde found site, end, hallow and round scrapers. The material was jasper, agate and less frequency of chalcedony.

Dhulia

1956 - 57

Shri P. V. Sonani picked up some lower Paleolithic tools like hand axe and cleavers, during the course of exploration in Eklahare, District West Khandesh.

Dhulia

1957 - 58

Shri B. B. Lal of the circle during the course of exploration, collected Paleolithic and late stone age tools in Kondivate in West Khandesh district.

Dhulia

1957 - 58

Shri S. A. Sali of the circle discovered several ancient sites, mostly on the bank of the river Tapi and its tributary. The tools typology comprises - hand axes, cleavers and scrapers.

Dhulia

1959 - 60

In the course of survey of Ranka-nala, a tributary of the Tapi, between Kumbharpad and umaj, Shri S. A. Sali, brought light on interesting sequence of lithic industries in this area.

Dhulia

1961 - 62

In the course of Exploration S. A. Sali of the Circle collected a few early stone age tools at Bhadne, Middle Stone Age tools from Chhadvel and Perajpur besides, so many Chalcolithic habitation sites were discovered in and around the Dhulia district.

Dhulia

1962 - 63

S. A. Sali, during of exploration in the valley of the Kan in Taluka Sakri and besides, locating more sites of the Early and Middle Stone Age recovered at Badne.

Dhulia

1963 - 64

S. A. Sali, during the course of exploration in Taluka Sakri noticed a cliff section at Mhasdi on the river Panjara and recovered Middle Stone Age tools from the lowest gravels and a blade of agate from the upper gravel. He also located

Ø Middle Stone Age Site, yielding core, scraper, points and flake mainly on jasper at Dhammar, Ganeshpur and Nilgavan.

Ø Late Stone Age sites yielding microlith on Chalcedony and agate at Darkhed, Deghne, Kakan-Pada, Nilgavan, Pratapur, Umbharti and Umbhre.

Ø Chalcolithic sites at Chinchkhed, Darkhel and Nadso.

Ø Temple ruins assignable to 12th -13th Century A.D. at Bahad, Chail, Ganeshpur and Pratapur and

Ø Sites with remains of the Mughal and Maratha periods at Chinchkhede and Pratapur.

Dhulia

1964 - 65

S. A. Sali, the course of exploration in the district found: -

i) A crude hand axe on fine-grained red basalt from a highly consolidated gravel of the Panjara at Datarti.

ii) Middle Stone Age tools at Chhardi, Arodona, Isarda, Kandhara and other places. The artifacts include cores, blades, scrapers and flakes.

Chalcolithic habitation sites were discovered at Balsana, Dusana, Kandhra, Runmali, Saidnagar, Satmana and Vehergaon. Ruins of temple, step-well, hero stone and sculpture, ascribable to 13th -14th Century AD were discovered at Chhavdi, Dusana, Hordana, Indva, Kandhra, Vadil and Vehergaon. Remains of fortification and others structures assignable to the Mughal-Maratha time were noticed at Domkani, Dusana, Mordana and Vehergaon.

Dhulia

1965 - 66

S. A. Sali, the course of exploration noticed in the cultivation fields at Raypur Bhadgaon, four groups of Stone Age tools, ascribable respectively to

Ø The Early Stone Age represented half a dozen tools on trap including Choppers on massive cores.

Ø The Middle Stone Age, represented on Jasper.

Ø The Late Stone Age represented on Jasper and Chalcedony and consisting of irregular and fluted cores, blade-flakes, scrapers and burin and

Ø The Late Stone Age, represented chiefly on Chalcedony.

Dhulia

1966 - 67

S. A. Sali, in the course of exploration, observed the sequence of deposit at Mahunji Pada. The implement recovered are mostly of Late Stone Age and included one large cuboid core of chalcedony closely resembling a crested ridge.

Dhulia

1967 - 68

S. A. Sali, of the circle explored the district in view to made geomorphologic studies in the Tapti basin.

Dhulia

1968 - 69

S. R. Rao of the circle re-examined the previously explored mound at Hingoni Budruk, Kaotha and Khaparkheda and found some specimens of Late Harappan red and buffish ware, comparable to the Late Harappan and Sawalda ware in the Tapi Valley, suggest that the late Sawalda ware in the Tapi Valley

Dhulia

1973 - 74

S. A. Sali, of the survey during the course of exploration discovered many sites. A site with microlithic, Chiefly on Chalcedony was discovered at Boradi, Shirpur Taluka, on the bank of the Ambad nullah. A Chalcolithic site was discovered at Sarangkheda, Shahada Taluka on the right bank of the Tapi. Besides, a rubber stone and a few fluted cores, the site yielded pottery of (i) Savalda Ware, (ii) Late Harappan Ware, (iii) Black and Grey Ware (iv) Burnished Grey Ware and (v) Thick coarse Ware with incised and appliqué design.

Dhulia

1978 - 79

V. L. Dharurkar of the circle in the course of exploration in Sindkhed Taluka, discovered Late Harappan sites at Shevraballi, varsus and Walkheda. The vast mound at Varsus situated on the Burai. Yielded pottery of the Chalcolithic and historical period, terracotta figurines, chert blades and conch-shell bangle pieces, one of which bears an engraved designs showing resemblance with the Harappan script.

Dhulia

1979 - 80

V. L. Dharurkar of the circle, in the course of exploration collected microlithic tools from the site at Achhi, Akkadese, Arave, Dondaicha, Paste, Pimpri and Varne all in Sindhkhed Taluka.

Dhulia

1980 - 81

S. N. Raghunath and L. S. Rao of the circle in course of exploration at village Methi, collected the Sherds of the Late Harappan and the Malva wares bearing painting. The site also yielded parallel sided blades and fluted cores on agate and chalcedony. At Alara, the sherds of Jorwe ware, thick red ware of the Late Harappan type and microlithic tools like points, besides a few cores, all made on agate and chalcedony are found. Further at Kurkawada, L. S. Rao discovered Jorwe ware shards besides core and flake - tools made on chalcedony and jasper.

Dhulia

1981 - 82

L. S. Rao of the circle during the course of exploration noticed a chalcolithic site at Kholaj on the right bank of the Bun nullah, near Kharde, Budruk village, which yielded black-on-red and black-and-red-ware. He further discovered a site at Pandari situated on the left bank of the river Tapi, which yielded sherds of the black-on-red ware and black-and-red-ware.

Dhulia

1988 - 89

In the course of Exploration in the area under submergence due to irrigation projects, Ajit Kumar of the circle notice following sites of archaeologist interest

DISTRICT

TALUKA

VILALGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Dhulia

Nandurbar

Bhandrapada

Mound yielding early historic and Medieval pottery.

Dhulia

Shahada

Vadgaon

Mound yielding early historic and Medieval pottery.

Dhulia

Shahada

Vadgaon

Ancient mound with Jorwe, Historical and Medieval pottery.

Dhulia

Sindkhed

Wadi

Stone rubble fortification microlithic, mound, yielding, Jorwe and early historic pottery.

Dhulia

2002 - 2003

P.C. Chaudhari, V.D. Jadhav, and D.T. Asar carried out exploration of Hingona Sim, Hingona Khurd and varsus. All these sites were previously identified as proto-historic, yielding pottery of late Harappan and Jorwe culture. While at Hingona Sim and Hingona Khurd habitation mounds could not be noticed, at Varsus, a huge low mound roughly measuring 500 m x 500 m was noticed. The mound is located on the left bank of river Buri a tributary or river Tapti. The pottery finds include that of Malwa, Jorwe and early historical period.

Gadchiroli

1983 - 84

S. N. Raghunath of the circle discovered a Paleolithic site on the Wainganga river near the village Thameshwansa in Mul Taluka.

Jalgaon

1962 - 63

In district Jalgaon he also discovered sites yielding microlithic at Jalgaon and Vakad and a Chalcolithic site at Neri-Budrukh.

Jalgaon

1982 - 83

S. R. Raghunath of the circle during the course of exploration in the Uppar Tapi valley discovered Chalcolithic site at Baraval, Dhanora and Varavali.

Jalgaon

1988 - 89

In the course of Exploration in the area under submergence due to irrigation projects, Ajit Kumar of the circle notice following sites of archaeologist interest

DISTRICT

TALUKA

VILALGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Jalgaon

Chopda

Malapur

Ancient Mound, mud fortification early historic pottery.

Nagpur

1985 - 86

In the course of exploration of the submergence are of lower Wunna Irrigation Project M. Mahadeviah of the circle noticed Middle Paleolithic site at Dhudala and Jaipur in Nagpur Taluka and Borgaon Kursapur, Kawdapur, Ridhora (Motha) and Salai Ravi in Umred Taluka.

Nagpur

2000 - 2001

V.D. Jadhav, of Aurangabad Circle of survey carried out the exploration of sub-merge area in Nagpur district and discovered the following archeological remains.

Site

Taluka

Nature of Remains

Turagondi

Hinna

Microliths includes blades and points.

Herwa

Umrer

Microliths includes fluted cores backed blades, burins and points.

Pimpalgaon

Narkhed

Microliths inclues fluted cores and blades

Nanded

1985 - 86

Ajit Kumar of the circle during the course of exploration of the submergence area of Lendi Major Irrigation Project noticed aniguirian remain of Middle Paleolithic tools in Bhrswari Bhatapur, Bhendegaon (Buzurg), Bhendegaon (khurd), Bhingoli, Hasnal, Kolnur, Marajwari, Makrakabad (Khurka), Kolanki and Rawangaon village.

Nanded

1991 - 92

In course of submergence area of Lower penganga river project Nanded Shri M. Mahadeviah of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey noticed the following antiquarian remains.

VILLAGE/SITES

TALUKA/DISTRICT

NATURE OF REMAINS

Bhampur

Kinwat/Nanded

Middle Palaeolithic tools.

Chinchkhed

Kinwat/Nanded

Middle Palaeolithic tools.

Khambhala

Kinwat/Nanded

Middle Paleolithic tools and Microliths etc.

Satiguda

Kinwat/Nanded

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Nanded

1999 - 2000

f) H. S. Naik of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during course of exploration a group of temple on top of the hill. Among them one belong to Bhairavi temple and two others are Siva temple, assignable to circa 12th -13th Century A.D.

Nasik

1988 - 89

In the course of Exploration in the area under submergence due to irrigation projects, Ajit Kumar of the circle notice following sites of archaeologist interest

DISTRICT

TALUKA

VILALGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Nasik

Nasik

Dabargaon

Mound with early historic pottery.

Nasik

Nasik

Dhandegaon

Mound with early historic pottery.

Nasik

Nasik

Dahigaon

Mound with early historic pottery.

Nasik

Shahada

Javada

Ancient mound with brick structure and early historic and Medieval pottery, Siva temple (18th Century AD)

Nasik

Nasik

Nikware

Mound yielding early historic to Medieval pottery.

Nasik

Nasik

Pimpalwadi

Mound yields early historic pottery.

Nasik

Nasik

Sadhagaon

Mound yields early historic pottery.

Osmanabad

1980 - 81

As part of problem oriented exploration S. N. Raghunath of the circle noticed Chalcolithic pottery at Malkhed and the late Stone Age tool at Kunchur in the Bhima river valley.

Osmanabad

1989 - 90

Shri M. R. Dhekane of the circle during the course exploration of submergence area of the Lower Terna Project, Taluka Umerga, noticed a Hemadpanthi temple. It consists of Sabhamandapa, anti-chamber, proper shrine and Pardakhinapatha. This temple dedicated to Siva and datable to 13th century A. D. of Yadava period. The temple faces East.

Wardha

1987 - 88

D. N. Sinha of the Aurangabad Circle, during the course of exploration in the submergence area of Dindora weir project noticed a ruined Hemadpanthi temple datable to 13th -14th Century A. D. early historical and medieval pottery at Hinganghat.

Yeotmal

1986 - 87

In the course of exploration in the submergence area of the Bembla River Project, Ajit Kumar of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey noticed early historical and medieval remains at Dighikhanapur, Fatehpur, Kopra, Kuraigaon, Pahur, Paloti, Pimpal Khuta and Savanga in Yeotmal Taluka of Yeotmal district.

Yeotmal

1991 - 92

In course of submergence area of lower Penganga Project, Yeotmal, M. Mahadevaiah of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey noticed the following antiquarian remains

VILLAGE/SITES

TALUKA/DISTRICT

NATURE OF REMAINS

Aita

Ghatanji/Yeotmal

Village is yielded thick deposit of layer nearly 8 to 10 feet in height (Middle Paleolithic and Microliths tools) it is flood deposited mound consisting Stone Age tools of prehistoric period. Other interesting remains of the village are broken (Mutilated) Ganesh sculpture and beautiful Sati stone belonging to the 16th century A.D.

Bilayata

Ghatanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Chimta

Ghatanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools and Microliths.

Guda

Ghatanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools, modern temple is construction in 1957 known as Siddheshwar.

Ghoti

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

An open pillared mandap is situated on the hill of the village. The linga and mutilated sculpture are kept in the Mandap. The Mandap has 16 pillars probably 18th century A.D. A residential building i.e. wada has been found / noticed belonging to the 18th century A.D. i.e. late medieval, middle Paleolithic tools.

Kelapur

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools. There is a temple of Siva known as Kaileshwar situated southern side of the village datable to 18th century AD.

Khadaka/Khadki

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic and Microlithic, or residential building of 18th century AD is also noticed as well as British and Muslim coins.

Kap

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

A temple dedicated to Lord Siva is noticed known as Kapileshwar. It has also Ghabhara and anti chamber. The temple is built on high platform (i.e. Podium). On the lintel of the temple usual Ganesh figure is carved. On the ceiling of Garbhagriha and antechamber have a design. The mandap has 18 pillars. In the middle of the mandap bull is kept. The temple may be belonged to 17th A.D. but mandap may be belonged to the 18th century A.D. The temple is quite in good state of preservation. A residential building of the 18th century AD is also noticed. Besides, the prehistoric tools have been found.

Kawatha (BK)

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Kawatha (Khd)

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Kapeswar

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Manushdari

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Ratnapur

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Sawali-Saboda

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Umari

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Virul

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Waruda

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Zari

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Zaparwadi

Ghtanji/Yeotmal

Middle Paleolithic tools.

Yeotmal

1995 - 96

D. N. Sinha of Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of exploration of submergence area under Bembla river ecological project, noticed antiquarian remains at the following sites.

DISTRICT

TALUKA

VILLAGE/SITES

NATURE OF REMAINS

Yeotmal

Babhulgaon

Dabha

Small mud bastion of late medieval period.

Yeotmal

Babhulgaon

Pathur

Keshva temple, containing beautiful loose sculpture of Vishnu of 12th century A.D.

Yeotmal

Babhulgaon

Pimpal-Khunta

Mudgaleshwar temple of late Yadava period (14th Century A.D.)

Yeotmal

1999 - 2000

M. R. Dhekane, A.A. of the Aurangabad Circle of the survey during the course of the remains of Buddhist, Hindu and Jain temple are noticed

District

Nature of remains

Mungoli, Ta. Vani,

remains of two temple, one of saint and another is Hunuman, datable to 18th Century A.D.

Judga, Ta. Vani,

Remains of a medieval period temple. On plan, it consists of sabhamandapa and shrine. The sabhamandapa is supported by vase and foliage design capitals. It has dome like shikhara with beautiful ceiling.