Stele of a Hindu deity unearthed

Villagers digging up a pond have discovered an ancient stele depicting the Hindu god Narayana in Gorta village, Bogra, Bangladesh.

The stele (by Dhaka Tribune)

Upon the discovery of the statue local Police was notified. The officers secured the artefact. The stele depicts the god Narayana, also known as Vishnu, the supreme absolute being in Hinduism. The artefact is said to weight 400 kilogrammes. The finding is said to be handed over to the archaeologists. It is believed that the area where the discovery was made was once ruled by Hindu feudal lords and the idol might have been worshipped in their time.

(after Dhaka Tribune)

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