June 12, 2024

Ancient idol found

  • An ancient idol was found in Bhalthi Narayan temple in the Lug valley region during excavation in Kullu district.
  • Kahika festival is to be organised in the temple this year after 30 years.
  • The work of constructing the retaining wall and renovating the temple premises was underway when the idol was found.
  • It is said that such an idol is also present in the religious town of Manikaran, which dates back to the 16th century.
  • This idol is believed to be of the deity Bhalthi Narayan from the 16th century.
  • There are hundreds of temples of Gods and Goddesses in Kullu and sculptures and artefacts are found during excavation around these temples.
  • Some temples here are believed to have been constructed by the Pandavas during the period of their exile.
  • About two months ago, an ancient idol was found from the temple premises of the deity Jwani Mahadev in Neuli in Kharal valley, adjacent Kullu town.
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