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Stolen 1,200-Year-Old Buddha Statue Recovered In Italy after 20 Years

Pakki Khabar | 12/02/2022 12:09 PM | Click to read full article

The Indian consulate in Milan on Friday said a “very special” ‘Avalokiteshwara Padamapani’ idol has been recovered over 20 years after it was smuggled out of India.

“The idol survived for almost 1200 years in the Devisthan Kundulpur temple till it was illicitly stolen and smuggled out of India in early 2000,” it said.

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