Tripura: Labourers unearth ancient idol of Hindu Goddess at Gomati
AGARTALA, August 1, 2018 (UNI): An ancient idol of Hindu Goddess, likely to be Shitala Devi, made of stone was excavated yesterday at Udaipur of South Triputra when labourers were digging earth to construct a pandal for the coming Durga puja
The state government kept it for archeological verification and further research at the site, officials said that on Tuesday.
The labourers' spade hit some hard object when they were digging for constructing a pandal for 50-feet Durga idol during the next puja at the Rabindra Sangha Club of Udaipur.
Curious, the workers dug hard and ultimately recovered the ancient stone idol, which is shaped like Devi Shitala.
Hundreds of people thronged the ares and the club authority has installed the idoln and started worshipping.
Meanwhile, the state government has decided to call archeological expert to examine the idol and locations.