Britishers Returns 15th Century Idols Of Lord Ram, Sita & Lakshman Stolen 40 Yrs Ago To India
Three 15th-century statues stolen from a temple in Tamil Nadu were handed over to the Indian High Commission in London on Tuesday by British police. This information was given in a statement issued by the Ministry of Culture.
Union Minister for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel attended the ceremony of handing over the three statues at the High Commission in London via digital medium.
The statement said that the British police handed over the idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Mata Sita to the Indian High Commission. On this occasion, Patel thanked the British Police, Government of Tamil Nadu, Archaeological Survey of India and High Commission of India, London.
Patel said, “It is a matter of joy that after independence, we got only 13 sculptures from abroad but since 2014 we have been able to bring back more than 40 statues and bring more artifacts in the coming years.” Trying. We are in talks with the British Museum to bring the statue of Vagdevi back to India. “
The statues of Lord Rama, Lakshmana, and Mata Sita made of brass are a unique piece of Indian metal art. These idols were stolen in 1978 from a temple in the Vijayanagar period in Nagapattinam district of Tamil Nadu. According to the ministry’s statement, the sculptures date back to the 15th century.
News Source: TimesNow