Archaeology

Places of Archaeological Interest

The archaeological Survey of India, during the archaeological exploration of the Ghaggar valley in Sirsa District in 1967-1968, nearly 54 sites,yielding the painted grey, black and Red, Black Slipped, Grey and Red wares and those belonging to Rang Mahal Culture were discovered. No Harappan settlement, however, could be located. Sites yielding Rang Mahal Pottery were found to be situated in close proximity of the Ghaggar.

Among the painted grey ware settlement, a mound locally called LAHORONWALI THERI at Rania deserves special mention. The painted grey ware types found here mainly comprised dishes and bowls. Pottery of the later periods was also collected from this site. Besides, two mounds at Sikanderpur from where stone slabs having marks of Iron dowels were found can be ascribed to Rang Mahal Culture. A few more archaeological sites were identified in the district. The more important one’s are described below :-

Arnian wali (Tehsil Sirsa)

It is situated 8 KMs South of Sirsa on Sirsa Bhadra Road. A mound measuring nearly 4 Acres and approximately 10 Feet high lies 400 Meters North of the village. It has yielded fragments of pottery of early history and medieval times.

Sikander Pur (Tehsil Sirsa)

Located about 12 KMs East of Sirsa, the village is approached by a link Road from Sirsa – Fatehabad Road. The site, which has two mounds, ONE KM apart, is located about 1.6 KMs North-East of the villages and is nearly 30 Feet high. Heavy Stone Slabs and a sculpture of Indra, specimens of a temple of early medieval times were found from the site. A sculpture of an “Ekmukha Linga” of Shiva belonging to early medieval times has also been discovered. The specimen represents Shiva both in his human as well as Phallic form. A Sculpture of Indra recovered from the site is fine specimen representing two armed Indra as Dikpala. Another sculpture of Indra with his consord belonging to the early medieval times has also been found. The site has also yielded Rang Mahal and medieval wares.

Suchan (Tehsil Sirsa)

Located about 16 KMs East of Sirsa, the site has yielded fragments of Pottery of Rang Mahal and early medieval wares.

Mangiana (Tehsil Dabwali)

It is located about 13 KMs East of Dabwali on Kalanwali-Dabwali Road. The mount, located about a KM West of the village, is 15 Feet high. It has yielded fragments of early historic and medieval wares