Cemetery Patterns- A blend of more than one civilizations
These grave styles were recorded in an ancient town of Karsal in Chakwal District, Punjab, Pakistan.
It is now a Muslim Cemetery, but grave stones & styles reflect some ancient religious & cultural symbols. It seems that the people of this village still live a traditional way of life, a way of life inherited by Ancient Indus Valley civilization & Gandhara Art & Culture.
Unlike Muslim grave designs, this cemetery incorporates the ancient Gandhara Style with Roman Christian grave stone style.
The Cemetery also reflects some ancient symbols like Shiv Linga; if not may be made with the belief, but it is there in the culture.
No matter what is the religious nomenclature & context, the ancient traditions keep on reflecting in native life style; a little away from Urban Sociology of our time.