The Astronomy of the Megaliths of Chano

Subhashis Das

Individual Researcher, Hazaribagh, Jharkhand. Email:

 Volume 9, Number 2, 2017 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/rupkatha.v9n2.36

Received April 30, 2017; Revised July 12, 2017; Accepted July 23, 2017; Published August 23, 2017.



Jharkhand is a fascinating land of megaliths, from the prehistoric to the contemporary times. Megaliths in the state of Jharkhand like that in the rest of the country have always been associated with the dead. The megalithic tribes in the state still erect a variety of megaliths on their deceased. That the positioning of several of these monuments was done by using astronomy and basic mathematics during the hoary times is not known to many. The megalithic site of Chano is an extraordinary creation of the ancients that stuns the one who surveys the monument’s and each of its stones’ placement as they reveal alignments toward cardinal points and the Solstical sunrises and sets. The positioning of the stones also displays the application of fundamental mathematics.

Keywords: Marang Buru, Mother Hills, Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, sasandiri, hargarhi , cupules, Mother Goddess, Kesura, Bawanwey , Silwar Hill

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