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3 ancient Jain copper idols found near Hospet

    Bukkasagara (Hospet Taluk, Bellary District, Karnataka), Noember 9, 2012: Three ancient Jain copper idols have been found in the LLC canal near Veranna camp of Bukkasagara village in Hospet taluk of Bellary district in Karnataka.

    The idols each weighing approximately around 6 KGS consists of a Choubis (24 Tirthankaras in a single piece), an idol of Lord Parshwanatha & another Tirthankara. As the inflow of water in the canal had been completely stopped it has exposed the idols which were at the bottom most surface of the canal.

    The police have suspected that some miscreants might have stolen the idol from some temple and would have thrown into the canal with a fear of getting nabbed.

    A complaint has been registered at the Kamalapura police station and further probe is on. Members of Hampi development board and some archeological experts visited the spot. – News & Photos: Prajavani & Jain Heritage Centres News Service

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