Discovery of a 9th-century Shiv Linga at My Son Sanctuary

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A 9th-century monolithic sandstone Shiv Linga has been unearthed at temple A10 in My Son Sanctuary (Quang Nam province) by Vietnamese and Indian experts.

Shiv Linga unearthed at My Son Sanctuary. Photo: The My Son Sanctuary management board
Shiv Linga unearthed at My Son Sanctuary. Photo: The My Son Sanctuary Management Board
According to Mr. Jalihal Ranganath- Head of the experts group working in this world cultural heritage, the monolithic sandstone Shiv Linga is 2.24 x 1.68 metres in size and the largest of its kind unearthed at My Son Sanctuary and of Champa’s sculpture.

The discovery is significant for identifying the function of temple A10 and its restoration. Temple A10 was built in the 9th century by King Indravarman II, who built Dong Duong Buddhist monastery.

Decorative motifs of the altar at temple A10
Decorative motifs of the altar at temple A10. Photo: The My Son Sanctuary Management Board
Besides, there are a lot of valuable objects discovered at temple A10 such as 4 stone pillars, arches of doors and guru statues of Dong Duong style with high values of art and culture.