National » Tamil Nadu

Updated: October 24, 2013 10:05 IST

Kali idol unearthed from graveyard in Karaikal

Staff Reporter
Comment   ·   print   ·   T  T  
A Kali idol found in a burial ground at Mullainagar in Karaikal on Tuesday.
Special Arrangement A Kali idol found in a burial ground at Mullainagar in Karaikal on Tuesday.

A Kali icon was found in a burial ground here in Mullainagar in Karaikal on Tuesday. The 1.5-ft high Kali icon, weighing about 1.8 kg was found buried in a graveyard.

It was found when the ground was being excavated for a burial here on Tuesday night. Speaking to The Hindu on condition of anonymity, a revenue official, who is also an iconography enthusiast, said he suspected that it could have been made recently, presumably for a special purpose.

According to him, this form of Kali is usually not worshipped at home or even in temples. It could have been used for some dark form of worship and buried in a graveyard.

However, the icon was handed over to the police and was later given to the custody of the revenue authorities here.

More In: Tamil Nadu | National
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

The Hindu's reporter Sruthisagar Yamunan analyses the issue of social boycott of films from various groups. And also discusses with actor-filmmaker Kamal Haasan, actor-producer Sarath Kumar and Ma... »

‘A birthday gift for Chennai’s 375th’
The Hindu’s ‘Friends of Chennai’ will mobilise readers to transform the city.








Recent Article in Tamil Nadu

Annamalai University attendance goes bio-metric way

Annamalai University, now under the governance of the State government-appointed administrator Shiv Das Meena, has started introducing t... »