Friday, January 28, 2022

10th century stone idol of Goat Head Yogini being returned to India: Culture Minister

Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy today announced that a 10th century stone idol of Goat Head Yogini that had been illegally removed from a temple in Lokhari, Banda, Uttar Pradesh is being returned to India.

Announcing this in a tweet , the Culture Minister said that the repatriation of India’s  rightful artifacts continues. He said Narendra Modi government is committed to realise the civilisational glory of India.

Earlier, the High Commission of India in London announced the recovery and repatriation of the 10th century stone idol that had been illegally removed.

The sculpture is of a goat headed Yogini that originally belonged to a group of stone deities in sandstone and installed in Lokhari temple. The sculpture had briefly surfaced in the art market in London in 1988. In October last year, High Commission of India received information about the finding of a goat-headed Yogini Sculpture that had matched the description of the Lokhari set, in the garden of a private residence near London.

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