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     Fourteen rare idols stolen from PAITOPUR Jain temple
  Sitapur, Jan 13,2005 : Burglars broke open the locks of an ancient Jain temple at Paitopur and decamped with 14 rare idols worth Rs one crore, police here said today. The burglars entered the Digambar Jain Parsvanath temple last night and stole 14 idols made up of eight metals besides the jewellery adorning the deities. A case had been registered and manhunt had been launched by the police to nab the culprits.  

Jain idols of Tirthankars belonging to 3rd century have been recently recovered near Udaipur at Chhota Bedala village during excavations for a water tank. The tallest of the idols, of Bhagwan Mahavir, made od white marble is having 2 ft.height and 1.5 ft. width. The other one of Bh Parashwa nath Ji is 1.5 ft. tall and 6 in. wide.There are few other idols of Bhagwan Adinath, Devi Padamavati and others. On one of them, Samvat 293 and month Vaishakh is engraved.
     - Ahimsa Times June (issue) 


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