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Stolen Goddess Parvati idol discovered in New York after 50 years

Idol Wing CID Director general of police Jayanth Murali said that his team has prepared the necessary paperwork to retrieve the idol.

Source: Official Twitter handle of Idol Wing CID DGP Jayanth Murali 

A statue of the Hindu goddess Parvati that vanished from the Nadanapureshwarar Sivan Temple at Thandanthottam, Kumbakonam, fifty years ago has been found in New York, according to the Tamil Nadu Idol Wing CID (Crime Investigation Department) on Monday.

The idol was reportedly found in New York's Bonhams Auction House, according to the CID. Despite a report being made to the local police in 1971 and an FIR being filed by the idol wing in 2019, the case had remained unresolved. Inspector M. Chitra of the Idol Wing took over the case and made the case public. She also started searching for Chola-era Parvati idols in overseas museums and auction houses.

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