Monuments, tombstone/gravestone mark the
final resting-place of the loved ones. Tombstones are the connecting
links of life and death. The alive erect the stone sculptures in
memory of the deceased.
Earlier whatever stone available in the vicinity was used as a
tombstone or gravestone. Gradually as the display on the tombstone
started taking shape of a memoir, the stone was carved and crafted.
There was a time when tombstones were practically monuments. TajMahal
is one such example. The Georgians in the west are known to make
tombstones as permanent monuments.
Gradually marble was most preferred as a tombstone since it could be
carved and decorated in the desired way. Gradually granite and
limestone also were accepted for the purpose. They may be used in a
polished neatly cut form or may carry the rough rugged look given an