Wednesday, April 25, 2007


Ancient idols fished out from river Vasistha

April 25, 2007

Eluru, Andhra Pradesh - Panchaloha and bronze idols of Lord Rama and other deities were found in the river Vasistha at Valandhar Revu in West Godavari district.

The reports said the idols were fished out by local fishermen from the river on the next day of Rama Navami.

This incident came to light when the locals observed a festive mood among the fishermen on Monday evening at Ankalavaripalem area in the town.

The fishermen agreed to handover the idols to the government following persuasion by revenue officials. However, yesterday morning they took out a massive rally with the idols in Narsapuram town.

They reached the Tahsildar's office yesterday afternoon to hand over the idols.

Later, the elders formed a temple committee and told the officials that they would keep the idols with them. Despite the efforts of Tahasildar and Archaeology Department Officials to convince them, they brought back the idols to their place.


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