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The wealth and antiques unearthed here clearly indicate that it was the place where people professing Budhism, Jainism and Brahmanism were living side by side and were maintaining institutions of their respective relgion. The largest number of ruined temples and sculptural remains found at Khiching, exist now with in the perimeter of Thakurani’s compound. The image of Buddha in Bhoomisparsa Mudra represents post-Gupta style.The figure sits on the lotus throne in a posture of Yogi, touching the earth, with the fingers of his right hand, making the earth witness to his great vow, placing the left hand palm upward on his lap. The face looks graceful with dangling ear-ring and branches of the Aswatha tree are shooting up from the Unisa, suggesting the Bodhi tree of the Uruvela forest where the Blesses one attained Enlightment. The figures of two lions have ben engraved underneath the lotus throne and one of the appears to be roaring with vigour.The image, however, seems engrossed in deep mediation and reveals soft modeling and pulsation of life within. A few figures of Vajrasan Bhddha are found in this site and they differ both in style and execution. They sit on the lotus not on cross-legged posture but nearly placing the right leg upon the left one and they display in right hand not the Bhumisparsa but Varda attitude, although the left hand is lying with palm upwards, on the Utsanga. In each of these images, Aswatha branches are seen shooting up from unisa and heavenly beings paying obeisance from the sky above, while below the lotus throne a devotee is found worshipping with several upacharas. All these Buddha figures are however, much inferior in artistic merit to the colossal image of Bhumisparsa Buddha and although they display great vigour, they lack in soft modeling and appeared conventional and crude.The lower half of a colossal imae of Lokeswar which was recovered from a mound in 1974 has been preserved in Khiching Museum. An insreption incised on the base of the image states that the image of the Lord Lokesh has been made by Sri Dhanani Varoha, Assisted by Kirti for Raja Sri Rayabhanja, found at Bamangiri in 1870.
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