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14 panchaloha idols unearthed

Press Trust of India  |  Thanjavur (TN) 

Fourteen 'panchaloha' idols, including that of Lord Nataraja and Goddess Parvathi, were today unearthed at a 600-year-old temple where renovation work is being taken up.

The Pazhamalainathar temple is located at Pazhanjur village near Adirampattinam in Thanjavur district, 70 km from here, and workers engaged in the 'Kumbhabhishekam renovation work' found the idols while they were digging the earth, officials said.

The idols also included one of Lord Ganesh, they said.

'Panchaloha' is a term for traditional five-metal alloys of sacred significance, used for making Hindu temple idols.

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First Published: Sat, November 11 2017. 17:48 IST