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8th century Buddha idols stolen from Lalitpur

2023 Mar 13, 10:43, Patan
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Two antique idols of Gautam Buddha were stolen from Chapagaun, Lalitpur on Sunday.

Shreedhar Shrestha, a local, said the archeologically important Buddha idols of the 8th century were stolen last night. The idols were located nearby Moti Library at the Old Bus Park in Chapagaun.

It may be noted that an idol of Buddha was already stolen from the monastery having four idols on March 1.

Three of the four idols installed in the monastery have been so far stolen. Locals found that the robbers stole the precious idols by breaking into the monastery.

According to the stone sculpture, the monastery was established in 827 AD. ---


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