Telangana

All you need to know about Ringing Rocks of Telangana

Ringing rocks are rocks that resonate like a bell when they are hit with something. They are also known as sonorous rocks or lithophonic rocks, 

These ringing rocks or the sonorous rocks or lithophonic rocks are found in the borders of the Jangoan and Siddipet districts of Telangana.

The sonorous rocks are formed over a stretch of 25 km in the Jangoan and Siddipet districts of Telangana. The state government declared this stretch a heritage park and is trying to promote tourism.

Ringing Rocks of Telangana
Ringing Rocks of Telangana

Not only in Telangana, these ringing rocks or sonorous rocks are also found in various other places in the world and they have promoted tourism by converting them into Musical Stones of Skiddaw in the English Lake District, the stones in Ringing Rocks Park, in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania; the Ringing Rocks of Kiandra, New South Wales; and the Bell Rock Range of Western Australia.

Ringing rocks are used in the manufacturing of idiophonic musical instruments called lithophones. The ringing rocks are locally called Solamile Ene which are discovered by reddy Ratnakar reddy. 

According to the research, Physicists have discovered that these rocks may have formed 200 million years ago due to lava ejecting onto the surface and getting solidified. The ringing sound of the rocks depends on the density of ferric oxide present in them. It is estimated that the ferrous percentage in the ringing rocks would be 9 to 12 percent. 

The ringing rocks or sonorous rocks are across various villages in Bonakollur, Bandnagaram, Katkur, and Padamatikesavapur in Siddipet district and Veerannpet, Chunchanakota, Nagapuri, Jangamredy Palle in Jangoan district.

Scientists have found that ringing rocks or sonorous rocks belong to the Neolithic age. 

As researchers found a stone age axe here, they have confirmed that the rocks belong to the Neolithic age. In Siddipet Verannapet, researchers found groves that signify the sharpening of stone tools. 

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