A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Gujarat shares a long relationship with earthquakes due to its position on the seismic fault-lines. But that’s also the reason that this region’s residents, over the centuries, developed methods to counter the impact of the natural phenomenon, indicated findings from the Vadnagar excavation. Dr Siddharth Prizomwala, a scientist from … Continue reading A jolt from past: A 1,000-year-old Vadnagar earthquake

Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Published on July 8, 2021 AHMEDABAD: A set of skeletons and mortal remains – dating back 800 to 2,000 years – found from Vadnagar, PM Narendra Modi’s home town, gives a glimpse of ethnography of the region over the centuries and also customs like burial. Dr Niraj Rai, group head of the Ancient DNA Lab … Continue reading Gujarat: With skeletons, insights tumble out of history’s cupboard from Vadnagar

Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Published on July 7, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Vadnagar, now famous as the home town of PM Narendra Modi, has again revealed its ancient treasures to experts from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) – an elliptical (capsule-shaped) structure similar to those at other ancient sites associated with Buddhism, a sealing with the same first words as … Continue reading Gujarat: Finds put Vadnagar at par with major Buddhist sites

Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi’s old school to inspire visitors?

Published on March 14, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar is all set to get another landmark – the Vernacular School in Darbargadh area in the heart of the town, where the PM pursued his primary education, is likely to be converted into a ‘Prerna (inspiration) Centre’, said sources close to the development. … Continue reading Gujarat: PM Narendra Modi’s old school to inspire visitors?

Vadnagar’s treasure trove: 7 coin and cowrie hoards found

Published on March 12, 2021 AHMEDABAD: The site of experiential museum at PM Narendra Modi’s hometown Vadnagar, currently excavated and developed by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), has thrown in numismatic treasures. The team of researchers has found six hoards of coins and one hoard of cowrie shells from the site during excavation. A … Continue reading Vadnagar’s treasure trove: 7 coin and cowrie hoards found

Gujarat: Archaeology serves Buddhist platter that is two millennia old

Published on February 15, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Archaeological light has been shed on the diet of Buddhist monks at Vadnagar, the hometown of PM Narendra Modi — findings suggest that two millennia ago, monastic cuisine consisted of rice and legumes (peas, pulses, and beans).A team of researchers have authored a paper titled ‘Rice, beans and pulses … Continue reading Gujarat: Archaeology serves Buddhist platter that is two millennia old

Not just Modhera, Gujarat has 100 sun temples

AHMEDABAD: When one talks about sun worship in Gujarat, the first name that comes to mind is the majestic Solanki-era temple at Modhera, known as one of the best examples ofGujarati architecture. However, few know that the state has over 100 sun temples scattered from Koteshwar in Sabarkantha to Rander near Surat having history and mythology … Continue reading Not just Modhera, Gujarat has 100 sun temples