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Ancient Vishnu idol found in Punjab's Tran Taran

Feb 17, 2015 14:00 IST

An ancient idol of Lord Vishnu dating back probably to the 7th century AD was unearthed in a field at Algon Kothi village in Bhikhiwind town of Tarn Taran district of Punjab on 14 February 2015.

The statue is surrounded by 21 other deities on a lotus flower base. It also showcases Demi-goddesses Ganga and Yamuna from its head and lions are depicted near its feet.

The idol was discovered during digging a field by a local resident Suba Singh.

It seems that the four feet high and weighing around 400 kilogram idol belongs to the era of King Harshvardhana (590-647AD).

After discovery, the idol was handed over to the authorities of the local Shiva temple, who placed it inside the place of worship.


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