Khandar ( 8 x 15, 6 x 15)
is a beautiful, small, precious rock art site about three kilometers along
the side of the range towards the western end of the range. It is on a
high level of a side stream gorge emerging from the Satpahars. It was
visited by Erwin Neumayer and he drew my attention to a beautiful
butterfly, according to him the only butterfly in Indian rock art . Also
depicted is a uniquely Australian Aboriginal type of honey-bags hive, a
bush-bag Mandala, honey hive, gourd flask, deer, and hunter with bow,
throwing-sticks, etc. The railway line that has reached Sariya (still
unbuilt) will go right past Khandar. From this beautiful elevation an
unparalleled view of the Latehar range is visible sixty kilometers to the
southwest. The southern fringe of Khandarwill face Ashoka-II mine.
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