Tuesday, January 15, 2008

750 year old Jain idols found near Ahmedabad

750 year old Jain idols found near Ahmedabad Dec 13

Thousands of people gathered to see the Jain idols, dating back to the 13th Century, that were found in Sarkhej area of the city.

According to Y S Rawat, Director of state archaeology department, the idols and relics, found yesterday evening, dated back to the 13th century. One of the major finds was a Jain idol that dates back to 1286 A D. Some images along with a Jain patt with 24 carved figurines of Jain Tirthankars have been recovered.

The relics were discovered while digging work was on by Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA) behind Koteshwar Mahadev temple in Sarkhej area.In all 22 statues and statuettes were recovered which have been handed over to the archaeology department.

Among the idols, one had 1,343 engraved on it.

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