Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Muniguda/Ambadola, Jun 24:
A day after four Buddha statues were discovered from below the soil at Biripada village under Ambadola police station limits in Odisha’s Rayagada district, two more sculptures were unearthed from the same site on Tuesday.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the two idols weighing around 2.8 kg each date back to 10th century. While three statues are in standing position, three others are in yoga postures.
Some youth from Biripada village along the Bansadhara river were digging an abandoned ditch for edible roots on Tuesday. While excavating earth, they stumbled upon two metal idols after which they informed the villagers about the discovery.
After getting information from the locals, Ambadola police station IIC, Ranjib Kumar Pradhan reached the spot and took possession of the idols. He later informed the archaeology department officials to explore about the discovery.
Meanwhile, police personnel have been deployed at the site where six idols have been discovered so far.