Saturday, February 13, 2010

Rising Kashmir, Daily Newspaper, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir - Statue of Hindu goddess discovered from Jhelum

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    • Asem Mohiuddin
    • Baramulla
    • A statue of Hindu goddess, Maa Durga Sherawali was discovered by some fishermen from river Jhelum here on Saturday. The white-coloured statue, 2.3 inches in height and 1.10 inches in width, was found intact except for one of the hands out of the seven broken.

      Speaking to Rising Kashmir, Sub District Magistrate, Baramulla, Syed Muhammad Yousuf said the statue was recovered from fishermen of Dewanbagh, Ushkara.

      “The fisherman of the area approached Deputy Commissioner and informed him that they have recovered the statue from river Jhelum. The authorities immediately dispatched a team to the spot and secured the statue which was later been kept in a strong room of District Treasury till the legal process for its preservation is decided,” Yousuf said.

      The SDM said the significance of the discovery can only be revealed after proper investigation by experts.

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