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Jaina antiquities of Charampa

Charampa (Bhadrak) in Balasore district also yielded a large number of Jaina antiquities of which four have been brought to the Odisha State Museum for display. A peculiar feature of these images is that a number of cut marks are found on their body. These cut marks are certainly a deviation from the other school of Jaina art as if those were purposely effected by the artists. The images remind the believer of the faith of the condition through which a Tirthankara passed to attain salvation and that affords him a strong incentive to follow the noble examples of Tirthankaras in life. All these pieces are carved in chlorite stone.