Saw this twitter posts where people were discussing about Corn being introduced to India by the Portuguese who had discovered the crop in Americas .
Images from temples , hundreds of years older than discovery of America have existed which show Hindu deities holding Corn looking vegetable in their hands .
We all know that the representation of deities, the idols are made as per Vedic norms. Every object, the motif has a reason, some meaning behind it .
The Corn that was introduced by the Portuguese was the sweet yellow variety .
Multiple varieties of corn grow in north east , which are native to north east .
Waxy corn of Manipur
Portuguese influence never reached Manipur , so why is Norn a native , popular crop there?
In fact even sunflower motifs can be found , which are considered foreign in India can also be found in the idols of deities.
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