According to the priest of the temple, of the eight stolen idols, five were of large sizes while the rest were comparatively smaller ones.
There are two antique idols of Lord Buddha. They were buried in sand under Baitarani River water in Bhadrak district. However, locals stumbled upon these idols while lifting sand from the river bed.
Khordha: As many as 22 antique idols, some of them are made up of ‘Astadhatu’, have allegedly been stolen from an ancient temple at Banpur near Balugaan in Khurdha district late on Monday night. Police sources said, unidentified miscreants barged into the sanctum sanctorum of the 300-old Dakheswar temple by breaking open the locks of […]