Agra: The name of Eta in the country's largest state, UP, has recently been included in the list of history and archaeological heritage as there is evidence of precious 5th century inscriptions, archaeological remains and an eminent temple. The Archaeological Survey of India( Agra Circle) of ASI has traced the remains in Bilshad village of Eta 1500 years ago during the Gupta dynasty. The remains were recovered when a heritage site preserved since 1928 was being regularly cleaned and examined.
ASI termed it as a "breakthrough discovery" and said that scientific supervision of the protected monument in Bilshad led to a few steps being searched, which appeared to be heading towards the Gupta temple. ASI also said that one of these ladders had something written in conch script, indicating that they were guptaperiods. What has been found in the conch script on these steps of the fifth century is said to contain a name 'Shri Mahendraaditya'.
If the same is to be believed in ASI, Mahendraaditya can be understood as Kumargupta, the ruler of the Gupta dynasty. The conch script was prevalent from the fourth to eighth centuries, which was used specifically for name or signature. A report quoting History Professor Manvendra Pundhir at Aligarh Muslim University said that this was the first time during the Gupta dynasty that spectacular temples were built for followers of Brahmins, Buddhists and Jains. Earlier, temples were built only by sorting rocks or hills.