Stolen Chola Period idol of Lord Hanuman recovered, handed over to Idol Wing, Tamil Nadu
The stolen idol of Lord Hanuman belonging to the Chola period has been recovered and handed over to Idol Wing, Tamil Nadu.
An overview of the news
The sculpture of Lord Hanuman was stolen from a Vishnu Temple, Shri Varatharaja Perumal, Pottaveli Vellur, Ariyalur district.
It belongs to the late Chola Period (14th -15th century).
It was documented by “French institute of Pondicherry” in 1961.
The sculpture was handed over to the High Commissioner of India in Canberra.
The idol was returned to India in the last week of February, 2023 and handed over to Idol Wing, Tamil Nadu as a case property on 18th April 2023.
The Government of India is working towards safeguarding the country's ancient heritage within the country and has been instrumental in bringing back antiquities that were taken abroad illegally in the past.
So far 251 antiquities have been brought back from different countries out of which 238 antiquities have been brought back since 2014.
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