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Annapurna Idol to be brought back from Canada

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  • December 2, 2020
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Annapurna Idol to be brought back from Canada

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-I – Culture & GS-II – International Relations

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  • An ancient idol of the goddess Annapurna, stolen from India about a century ago, is being brought back from Canada.
  • Annapurna is the goddess of food. 
  • The 18th-century idol, carved in the Benares style, is part of the University of Regina, Canada’s collection at the MacKenzie Art Gallery.

Do you know?

  • A few weeks ago, 13th-century old bronze idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and goddess Sita were handed to the Tamil Nadu government from the UK recently,.
  • Between 2014 and 2020, the government has been able to retrieve 40 antiquities from various countries.
  • Between 1976 and 2014, as per ASI records, 13 antique pieces had been repatriated to India.

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