Two Panchaloha Idols Found from Well

Published: 17th March 2014 10:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 17th March 2014 10:07 AM   |  A+A-

Two panchaloha idols worth crores of rupees were found abandoned in an unused well in a private property here on Sunday evening. The idols of Lord Ganapati and Lord Murugan are moulded in Tamil sculptural style.

“The idols of Ganapati and Murugan weigh 16 kg and 15 kg respectively.

“A government authorised appraiser has said that the idols worth crores of rupees,” said Malayinkeezhu sub-inspector Riyas Raja.     

The idols were found while cleaning the well which was remaining unused for long.

The one-acre property owned by one Bhaskaran Nadar is  near the Block Office at Maniyaravila on the Malayinkeezhu-Ooroottambalam road.

The police said they suspected the idols were stolen from some temple in Tamil Nadu.

A case has been registered and investigation is on.

The idols will be produced in the sub-divisional magistrate court and would be entrusted with the Archaeology Department later.


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