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After 50 years, a Goddess Parvati idol that was stolen from a temple in Kumbakonam was found in the US.

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A Goddess Parvati idol that was reported lost from the Nadanapureshwarar Sivan Temple in Thandanthottam, Kumbakonam, fifty years ago has been found in New York, according to the Tamil Nadu Idol Wing CID. According to the CID, the idol was discovered in the Bonhams Auction House in New York.

Despite the fact that a report was made to the local police in 1971 and that the idol wing filed a FIR in response to a complaint made by a person named K Vasu in February 2019, the matter has been waiting ever since. It only recently came to public light after Inspector M. Chitra of the Idol Wing took over the case and began looking for Chola-era Parvati idols in foreign museums and auction shops.

She looked everywhere before locating the idol at the Bonhams Auction house.

According to a press release from the Idol Wing, the 52 cm tall copper-alloy idol from the Chola period, about the 12th century, is valued at US$ 212,575 (around Rs 1,68,26,143).

The Goddess Parvati, or Uma as she is most frequently referred to in South India, is shown standing. She is depicted with a crown made of stacked rings that get smaller and eventually end in a lotus bloom, known as a karanda mukuta.

The necklaces, armbands, girdle, and clothing carry over the motifs from the crown, enhancing the bronze texture.

Idol Wing CID DGP Jayanth Murali said that his team has prepared the necessary paperwork to get the idol back. PTI NVG JSP

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