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Gadia (गड़िया) is a village in Lohandiguda tahsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh.



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Gadiya is a Village in Lohandiguda Tehsil in Bastar District of Chattisgarh State, India. It is located 33 KM towards west from District head quarters Jagdalpur. Gadiya Pin code is 494010 and postal head office is Lohandiguda . Gadiya is surrounded by Bastanar Tehsil towards South , Bastar Tehsil towards East , Tokapal Tehsil towards East , Darbha Tehsil towards South .[1]

According to Census 2011 information the location code or village code of Gadhiya village is 449225. Gadhiya village is located in Lohandiguda tehsil of Bastar district in Chhattisgarh, India. It is situated 5km away from sub-district headquarter Lohandiguda (tehsildar office) and 40km away from district headquarter Jagdalpur. As per 2009 stats, Gadiya is the gram panchayat of Gadhiya village. The total geographical area of village is 1786.89 hectares. Gadhiya has a total population of 4,100 peoples, out of which male population is 2,012 while female population is 2,088. Literacy rate of gadhiya village is 40.10% out of which 47.71% males and 32.76% females are literate. There are about 1,001 houses in gadhiya village. Pincode of gadhiya village locality is 494010.[2]


Gadia is 20 miles west of Jagdalpur and has a stone temple with no idol, but built in the same style as those of Barsur. About 400 yards away there is a big inscription, and a linga was found buried in a brick mound.[3]

The Gadia inscription, apparently of Someshvaradeva's time, contains the usual figures of the cow and calf, Sun and Moon, Siva, etc., the peculiar signs of the Nagavamsi kings, although they do not seem to refer to their family crests. They are all picture imprecations. The sun and moon represent that the grant is to last aa long as these luminaries endure. Siva is the protector against violation of the grant on the spiritual side, and the dagger and shield of the king on the temporal. The cow and calf depict the grave sin which the transgressor would commit, exactly equal to taking away the cow from the calf. This interpretation is supported by the fact that the Kuruspal inscription, has a representation of an ass associating with a pig, the imprecation being explained in the text thus, Jo (yo) anyathā karoti tasya pitā gardabhah sūkari mātā (he who acts otherwise has for his father an ass and for his mother a pig.) [4]



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