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Mahabharat: ASI permits excavation in Banawa to find Kauravas’ ‘lac palace’

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has given green signal to excavate a place in Uttar Pradesh’s Bagpat district which is believed to be the site where Kauravas had built ‘Lakshagriha’ (lac palace) to kill Pandavas by historians and archaeologists.


  |  Updated On : November 02, 2017 02:58 PM
Mahabharat: ASI permits excavation in Banawa to find Kauravas’ ‘lac palace’. (Representative Image/Source: Star Plus)

Mahabharat: ASI permits excavation in Banawa to find Kauravas’ ‘lac palace’. (Representative Image/Source: Star Plus)

New Delhi :  

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has given green signal to excavate a place in Uttar Pradesh’s Bagpat district which is believed to be the site where Kauravas had built ‘Lakshagriha’ (lac palace) to kill Pandavas by historians and archaeologists.

According to historians, the evidences of lac palace built by Kauravas as mentioned in Mahabharat can be found Barnawa village in Bagpat. Further excavation will give more significant detailings about the lac palace.

ASI excavation director Jitender Nath confirmed the development. He said, “ASI officials from Institute of Archaeology in Red Fort, Delhi, and our excavation branch will excavation."

According to officials of the department the excavation at Barnawa will start later this year.

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According to historians Lakshagriha incident has a significant role in Mahabharat. According to the epic Kauravas had built the Lac Palace to kill Pandavas but they escaped unharmed after Karan learnt about the plan and alerted Kunti. The five brothers along with their mother escaped through a tunnel.

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The historian also believe that Barnawa is twisted name of Varnavrat. A tunnel, which is believed to be used by Pandavas and Kunti to escape the evil plans of Kauravas was earlier found in the proposed excavation site.

First Published: Thursday, November 02, 2017 02:41 PM


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