Bengaluru, June 8 (Agency) Around 10,000 years old Trishul and 3,000 years old Vajra, genuine antiques were unveiled by Syed Shameer Hussain, a researcher and businessman here on Thursday. Speaking to reporters, Hussain said the Vajra and Trishul were found during mining in the Philippines in May 2015. “I have been associated with copper ore and gold mining in the Philippines since 2012. During the course of my work, I used to spend a substantial amount of time in the Philippines and was working closely with the local residents. On May 5, 2015, the labour supervisor summoned me to the mining site after finding something unusual,” Hussain said. Hussain said he was shown two articles that were found on the mining spot and the same were taken out from the ground and cleaned with water.
“One of the articles was something which was never seen before by me and hence I touched it with an iron rod. The article sounded like metal. The said article looked strange. It was neither in the shape of an animal nor a known object like a vessel or a statue of God. The second article found was a Trishul,” he said. Hussain said that since two articles were found together, it appeared to be associated in some manner and probably connected to Hindu mythology. “Being curious and perplexed, I took home and clicked photographs to circulate the same amongst friends and intellectuals to know more about the articles. On searching the internet and after doing a thorough research, I was able to understand that the strange article found along with the Trishul is a Vajra which is the weapon of Lord Indra and that the Trishul might belong to Lord Shiva. “Later, I shifted to India and visited the Office of Archaeology-Survey of India, where these articles were registered as Vajra and Trishul with them,” he said. Hussain said the two articles were authenticated by Anjani Munshi, consultant art and antiquities ex-registering officer.