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Emerald idol missing: Activist

A social activist has lodged a complaint with the idol wing police stating that a historic three-feet emerald green stone idol of Goddess Brahadambal placed at a temple maintained by Pudukkottai Thondaiman’s family has gone missing.

Published: 20th April 2013 08:50 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th April 2013 08:51 AM   |  A+A-

A social activist has lodged a complaint with the idol wing police stating that a historic three-feet emerald green stone idol of Goddess Brahadambal placed at a temple maintained by Pudukkottai Thondaiman’s family has gone missing.

The petitioner claimed that the idol was not handed over to the HR&CE department, as per the norms. The idol is presently believed to be buried somewhere in a piece of land owned by an MLA, he alleged.

According to the complaint by M Anand Mohan, a social activist living in Raja Colony in Cantonment here, the Sri Brahadambal temple is owned and maintained by Pudukkottai Thondaiman’s family in Thirukokarnam and has stone engravings.

One of the engravings mentioned the existence of a priceless emerald green stone idol of Brahadambal.

The engravings had been concealed and plastered now, he said.

The idol was about three feet and three inches in height, he added.



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