which is two miles to the east of Karcha, an inscription has been found on the pedestal,
of an image of the Jain Tirthankar Rishavnath. The image of Rishavnath has 24
Tirthankar sengraved on the sides and there are the figures of Chamaris, Incensors and
Yakshis. By the side of this image under a tree there is a small image of
Under another tree in the same
village of Bhawanipur, there is a Jain figure of a person on an animal which looks like a
Makar. The seated person has a sword in one hand and a bell in the other. The author,
however, thought that the figure of the animal was that of a dog and that it is a specimen
of Kukurbahan image.
Under some other tree there is also an image of Padmavati
and Dhanendra. The image of Padmavati and Dhanendra is now taken as that of
Hara-Parvati and worshipped.At Anai village there are ruins of brick built old temples
some with broken images and some without any. The villagers mentioned that most of the
images have been pilfered.
The area bears the clear stamp of a confluence of several religious creeds. Side by side
of the Jain antiquities there
are clear specimens of orthodox Hindu Mahayana Buddhistic and Vaishnava relics. It almost
appears that the area was very accommodating and went on accepting one religious creed
after another. Some of the exquisite carvings
have the impress of Pala influence.
4 Report of the Archaeological Survey of India,