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Updated December 23rd, 2023 at 12:46 IST

Rare 12th-century sculptures of Lord Shiva & Goddess Indrani unearthed in Jammu

On Friday, an official stated that the department was notified by some sources about the presence of rare sculptures in the Bhour Camp region.

Piyush Gupta
Lord Shiva and Goddess Indrani sculptures unearthed in Jammu
Officials with rare Lord Shiva and Goddess Indrani sculptures which were unearthed in Jammu. | Image: Republic
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Jammu: A pair of rare sculptures of Lord Shiva and Goddess Indrani, dating back to the 12th century, have been recovered from the Bhour Camp area near Jammu by the Department of Archives, Archaeology and Museums.

On Friday, an official stated that the department was notified by some sources about the presence of rare sculptures in the Bhour Camp region. As a result, a team from the Archaeology department, led by Director Archives, Archaeology, and Museums, Pardeep Kumar, visited the site and rescued the statues.

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The crew took possession of the statues in accordance with the provisions of the J&K Act 1954.

According to preliminary results, the sculptures date back to the 12th century AD and are quite rare.

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These sculptures portray the human form of Goddess Indrani measuring 28"x 13.5" and weighing around 55 kgs, and Lord Shiva measuring 21" x 14" and weighing roughly 40 kgs.

The department is ready to begin the process of preserving these statues, according to the official.

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Published December 23rd, 2023 at 12:41 IST

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