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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