Chintakunta caves in Kadapa believed to have paintings done by ancient man | Road map and driving directions of Chintakunta Caves from Kadapa
Chintakunta caves in Muddanur mandal of YSR district are the historical witness to the existence of ancient man. Rock paining and rock shelters belonging to Stone Age came to light in Chintakunta village in the caves near Survey number 425. These are believed to be the proofs of existence of ancient man who lived before 25,000 years. Chintakuna village also has caves like Belum caves and Borra caves. Line drawing of Stone Age can be seen in these caves. Rock painting in Chintakunta caves has the pictures of deer, snakes, birds, human beings, line forms, line drawings of human beings catching bow, elephants, foxes, rabbits, hyenas etc. Total number of pictures in these caves is nearly 200. Local people call this as Eddula Aavula Gundu. These are believed to belong to middle Stone Age.
Collector orders survey
A committee with Archeology, revenue and other government officials as members will conduct a survey of these pictures. Government has ordered stopping of mining works near survey number 425.
An archeologist from Australia has mentioned in his book ‘Line on Stone, the Prehistoric Rock Art of India’ about Chintakunta caves. INTAC members and authorities of Archeological Survey of India visited this place on 17th August. Professors of History and Archeology department, Yogi Vemana University also visited this place. In this context, line drawings of Chintalakunta caves became famous. Local people did not know the importance of these caves and line drawings.
There is a need to give world wide publicity to these caves in Chintakunta village. Many evidences proved that pre historic humans resided in Spain and France 25,000 years back. Now Chintakunta has come to light as a place where ancient human beings believed to roam here. There are many beautiful line drawings in Eddulagundu caves. Basing on these it is evident that ancient man moved about in these caves.
Largest rock painting in south India
An ancient rock painting is present in the state of Maharashtra, India. But the rock paining at Chintakunta village is the biggest in South India. These painting are believed to be as old as 22 to 30 thousand years. Depending on the report of survey, future action plan will be suggested to the government.
Road map and driving directions of Chintakunta Caves from Kadapa :