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Gurg (गुर्ग) is an ancient historical place in Adilabad district of Telangana, India. It is known for prehistoric monuments of stone circles similar to those in Stonehenge in Britain. [1]


Probably it originates from Persian Gurgan which itself derives from Sanskrit Vrika as Vrika=Gurg.[2]


Jat clans


V. S. Agrawala[3] mentions the names of Ayudhjivi Sanghas in the Panini's Sutras which include Vṛika (V.3.115). ...The Country of Vrikas seems to have been the same as Hyrcania lying to the north of Parthia and on the eastern corner of the Caspian (mod. Persian Gurgan, from Vrika=Gurg, in the valley of River of that name in the fertile district of Astarabad. The Persians distinguished the Varkas and infact all the northern war like equestrian people as Sacas (Persepolis Tomb Inscription, Sakā para-daria).

At Gurg there is an ancient cemetery comprising of stone circles.[4]


विजयेन्द्र कुमार माथुर[5] ने लेख किया है ...गुर्ग (AS, p.292) आदिलाबाद ज़िला, तेलंगाना के ऐतिहासिक स्थानों में से एक है। यहाँ प्रागैतिहासिक काल के श्मशान के चिह्न (पत्थरों के घेरे के रूप में) विशेष रूप से उल्लेखनीय हैं। इसी प्रकार के प्रागैतिहासिक पत्थरों के घेरे (Stonehenge) अन्य देशों, जैसे- ब्रिटेन आदि में भी मिले हैं।

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See also

  • Orkney: an archipelago in the Northern Isles of Scotland situated off the north coast of Great Britain. Orkney contains some of the oldest and best-preserved Neolithic sites in Europe.
  • Brodgar: a Neolithic henge and stone circle about 6 miles north-east of Stromness on the Mainland, the largest island in Orkney, Scotland.
  • Skara Brae: a stone-built Neolithic settlement, located on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Mainland, the largest island in the Orkney archipelago of Scotland. Consisting of eight clustered houses, it was occupied from roughly 3180 BC to about 2500 BC.


  1. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.292
  2. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.443-444
  3. V. S. Agrawala: India as Known to Panini, 1953, p.443-444
  4. History And Legend In Hyderabad, Department of Information and Public Relations, 1953, p.4
  5. Aitihasik Sthanavali by Vijayendra Kumar Mathur, p.292
  6. "Knap of Howar" Historic Scotland.
  7. Wickham-Jones, Caroline (2007) Orkney: A Historical Guide. Edinburgh. Birlinn. p. 40.
  8. United Kingdom Ordnance Survey Map Landranger 45, Orkney Mainland, 1:50,000 scale, 2003