Chennai, Mar 26 (ANI): An ancient idol of Lord Vishnu, believed to be 1,000 years old, was uncovered during the desilting of a temple tank in Tamil Nadu's Kooram village in Dharmapuri District.
Workers of the Water Supply and Drainage Board found the idol while de-silting the tank of the famous Koorathazhvar Temple in Kooram village.
Temple authorities claim that there is also a 2,000-year-old idol of the God Kesava Perumal in the tank, as well as other 1,000-year-old Koorathazhvar idols.
All idols reportedly belong to the Pallava dynasty.
"The 2,000-year-old Lord Kesava Perumal idol, and the 1,000-year-old Lord Koorathazhvar idols are there in the temple tank. So far we have recovered one of the ancient idols and people are expecting a lot and do prayers for the idol for the blessing of the Lord," said Krishnamachari, a temple official.
The idol discovered weighs about 200 kilograms and has a height of 3.5 feet.
Curious villagers have also come there to have a glimpse of the idol of Lord Vishnu.
"While de-silting the temple tank, we got the ancient Lord's idol. We believe the Lord and we do offer prayers to that idol and so we also lit camphor and we believe that something good will happen for us through that," said Sannathamman, a local.
People believed that the ancient idols heed their prayers and bless them with good fortune. (ANI)