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Ancient Stone Wheels, Asansol

 

Located in Joynagar village of Jamuria subdistrict of Asansol district (WB), these 2 ancient stone wheels are call chakpathor. 

Villagers believe that these two stone wheels belong to the dwapar yuga and were part of some gigantic chariot pulled by multiple horses, belonging to the pandavas. But this belief is highly unlikely to have any base in reality. These stone wheels are so heavy that a JCB was unable to lift them. So horses don’t stand a chance, even if there are 16 horses tied to them. Elephants were generally not attached to chariots. 

These wheels were likely part of some ancient structure (e.g. a mandir, like Konark Sun temple) the ruins of which may be discovered upon careful excavation by state sponsored Archaeological teams. 

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