17 ‘panchaloha’ idols unearthed in TN

Madurai: 17 idols made of ‘Panchaloha‘ or alloy of five metals were found in a village in Pudukkotai district yesterday. These idols are believed to be ancient, according to a media report.

Some people in the Peraiyur village near Tirumeyyam while uprooting a tree heard metal sound while using crowbars.

They then started carefully digging the ground and found the idols of Lord Muruga, Goddess Parvathi and many more.

The news was informed to the Revenue officials who rushed to the spot and immediately started excavating the entire area with help of the villagers. A total of 17 idols were unearthed and they would be sent to the Archaeological experts for dating and estimating their value.

NT Bureau