Researcher discovers a valley of rock art letters to seven goddesses

By Suresh Krishnamoorthy
One of the murals at the site. Photo: Special Arrangement
INDIA---The sight of seven arrow marks understood as symbols of ‘Saptamaatrikas’ – seven goddesses bestow as many kinds of blessings and wealth too, a deity with a ‘trishul’ in hand as a man, probably a priest stands adjacent to an ox, reminding the viewer of ‘ox sacrifice’, a practice that is found even in this modern age by Koya tribals in forests. These and more visuals were discovered a few months ago by a historian, Dyavanapalli Satyanarayana in ‘Aksharaalaloddi’, that literally translates as ‘Valley of Letters.’ [link]