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Two idols recovered in west Tripura

Written by: Staff

Agartala, Mar 16 (UNI) Labourers recovered two gold idols while digging a pond in west Tripura yesterday,official sources said here today.

The idols, now kept at Bishalgarh police station, would be examined by the Archaeological Survey of India(ASI) to ascertain their age and related history.

A nine-inch high Buddha idol is accompanied by two dancing girls on either side while another eight-inch Bishnu idol is in a standing position.

Historians and archaeological experts observed that there might be some relation with these newly found idols with the previous discovery of Buddha and Hindu religions co-existence in Tripura till the 13th century. Over the years a huge number of Buddha and Hindu idols had been discovered in various places of north and south Tripura district.


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