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Search for: [Description = "Photography \(scan from a slide\). Memorial stones \(paliya\) are set to commemorate a particular person who died suddenly. They are usually placed at the border of the village . They are made of stone, on which are engraved symbols identifying the person and the signature in the local language \(Gujarati here\). There are some symbols \(rider on a horse or a camel, a shrine, a female figure, hands raised up\). Hand raised up points to the tragic death of a woman. At the top, round shapes represent the sun and the moon. The image shows two stones with images of riders on camels, both hold in their hands a sword and shield \- the signs pointing to a Rajput. The custom of placing stones post\-mortem is known all over the Indian subcontinent"]

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