Bolangir, Nov 10 (LocalWire): Much to the delight of locals, ancient stone slabs were found while digging the bed of the River Suktel in Chelbahal village in Loisingha Block almost 25 kms from here, around two days ago.
The site had been leased for sand mining. While digging the bed of the river Suktel for sand, the stone blocks were found.
River Suktel, in ancient times, was known as river Suktimati and had flourishing towns, village life, trade and commerce.
Locals say that there was a Shiva temple dating back to 800-1200 AD in the area.
A more historical research would reveal further about these findings.