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Hero-stone Memorials of India

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Keywords: hero-stone, hero-stones, veergal

A Triangular Hero-stone
Hero Stones
Hero Stone Memorials
Stories the Hero-stones Tell
Lower panel of a hero-stone depicts the hero's fight with the enemy

Detail from a Hero-stone
A memorial stone showing a furiously fighting hero, Madhya Pradesh
Memorials Stone
Memorials of Madhya Pradesh
Hero with a Gun
Detail from a memorial in Pachmari

A Wooden Memorial of Madhya Pradesh
A memorial with the hero's name and date of his death in Hindi
Memorial for a Hero
Navy Hero-stone
Boat Heroes - Memorials Erected for Brave Seamen
Panaji Museum in Goa

Mahasati Stone
A memorial stone at Bhojpur, Central India
Suicide Memorials
Garuda Stone
Heroes who die heroic death are sometimes immortalized as Garuda
Town of Siddapur, 1983

Top Strata of a Hero-stone from Sangeetapura
Also known as Haduvalli and Hadolli, this village has beautiful Jain sculptures
Sculpted Jain Memorial Stone
Herostone Memorial
Sculpted Hero-stone
Fresh flowers indicate that the Hero-stone is still worshipped

Details from a Hero-stone
Illustrated Memorial Stones
Hero-stones as Illustrated History
Depiction of a Battle
Detail of a panel from a hero-stone, Hadolli

A Memorial for a Family Member
Notice the distinct Tulasi-like construction
The Village of Chaterpur, 1977
Memorial Stone, Madhya Pradesh
A Hero-stone from North Kanara
Hero-stones are llustrated Sources of History
Notice that only two panels are visible. This is a buried hero-stone. The third panel depicting war is under the ground.

A Hero-stone depicting a battle
Stories the Stones Tell
Jain Memorial of Sravanabelagola
Jaina Nishidhi Stone
Apprx. 11th century, Sravanabelagola

Nishidhi Stone of Machikabbe
A memorial shows Machikabbe, the royal mother-in-law observing Sallekhana (fasting unto death)
Nishidhi Stone of Machikabbe
Memorials of Central India
A Man Remembered
Detail from a tribal memorial, Village of Jamnujari, Madhya Pradesh

Hero and Sati
A stone memorial remembers a hero died in battle and his wife who committed Sati with him.
Mahasati Memorials
Herostone of Kolar
Herostone from Maragallu
Vijayanagar Period, Kolar District


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