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Two ancient Buddha idols recovered from Baitarani river bed in Odisha

28/09/2021 at 7:29 PM

Bhadrak, Sep 28: At least two antique idols of Lord Buddha were recovered from Baitarani river bed in Bhadrak district by local residents while they were carrying out sand lifting works.

According to available information, one Pritam Mohanty of Mudhipada village under Bhandaripokhari police limits along with one of his friends, found the two idols while lifting sand from the river bed. He then took the collection and kept it at his home.

However, after learning about the discovery of the ancient Buddha idols, a member of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) and researcher of a local museum obtained the idols from Mohanty and later handed them over to the local museum.

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