04th November 2017.
After the visit to Marur, Mr John Peter, former archaeologist took us to Neithalapuram and showed us the stone age burial sites and a Sati stone.
The sati stone is of three tiers. In the lower tier a war scene is shown. In that a lady is shown with her hand in raised position. The lady might have died due to hitting of two arrows and a sword or an arrow on her head. She may belongs to a royal family since, a man is holding an umbrella. On her right may be her husband with a sword on his right hand and a shield on his left hand. In the middle tier the lady is shown with angels, who are taking her to the heaven. In addition to this two men seated on horse on both sides. In the third level the lady is seated with a man holds an umbrella above her head and her hands in worshipping posture. Shiva Linga & Nandhi and the hero in standing posture are also shown in the third level.
As per Mr John Peter the sati stone may belongs to 16th century Vijayanagara period. A three tier sati stone with a lady in sitting posture is a rare one as per archaeologists.
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