Brahmi script found at Edakkal
Kochi: Noted historian and archaeologist M.R.Raghava Varier has confirmed the presence of Brahmi script at the the ancient Edakkal caves in a remote part of wayanad district. The latest discovery makes it plausible that the cultural diffusion of the Indus Valley civilization was more widespread then usually thought. Varier said it was the Dravidian from of Brahmi script that was seen at the Edakkal caves.
“The Brahmi script I found can be read as sree vazhumi which is believed to be the Tamil equivalent of Lord Brahma It has been found close to the carving of a human figure with an outsized phallus. The practice of providing an inscription beneath a carving or etching is very much part of Indian tradition. This indicates that Edakkal caves were also a fertility cult site” he explained.
For more information- The Times Of India,10-02-12