Monday, July 5, 2021

Mohan jo daro

 Mohan jo daro 

‘Priest King’ statue and ‘Dancing Girl’ bronze sculpture found at Mohenjo Daro were with India after the partition, but Pakistan demanded it during Simla agreement in 1972. Mrs Gandhi told Bhutto, he could only choose one of them. Butto took away the Priest King and we hv kept the Dancing Girl. 

The ‘priest king’ figure has a typical look with a very short forehead,  wide but narrow eyes- half closed, ears are simple  without clear auricles, back of the top of the head is flat, upper lip is raised but moustache missing, beard lines are clear on chicks, head hairs tied with a filet/ribbon with a central decorative ring, wearing trefoil rob, etc, suggest that it is a statue of a religious man. 

Considering the look, was it a souvenir collected from Mesopotamia or a statue made of a priest of Mohenjodaro and was kept in a house for worshiping is unclear. 

Considering the size (6.9 inches), it was probably used for worshiping a Guru. Meditative posture of the priest and Guru worshiping practice suggest that people of Indus Valley Civilization were practicing Yoga and were peace loving. 

It was a trade centre, therefore, young dancing girl found with many bangles on left hand (the tribes in Rajasthan and Gujarat girls wear even today) and few on right hand, necklace with three pendents, long hair and hairstyle, holding something in left hand and resting it on thigh, keeping right hand on her hip and standing in flexible posture with confidence. 

It suggests duality of the society. The elderly were following the Guru and the youngs, were the dancing girl. The दुविधा continued till date: दुविधा में दोनों गये, माया मिली न राम। 😁😜


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