Ancient Vishnu idol similar to Ram Lalla, shivling found in Karnataka river
An ancient Vishnu idol and a shivling were recovered from the Krishna River in Karnataka's Raichur district.
The centuries-old idols of the Hindu Gods were discovered during bridge construction work on the river near Devasugur village in the district.
The crew safely retrieved the idols from the river and promptly informed the local administration.
According to eyewitnesses, the discovered idols include the Dashavatar of Lord Krishna and shivling. Some also drew similarities of the discovered idols with the recently consecrated idol of Ram Lalla in Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.
"This idol exhibits numerous distinctive features. Crafted on a pedestal with a radiant aura surrounding it, the sculpture accommodates representations of the ten incarnations of Lord Vishnu, including Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Narasimha, Vamana, Rama, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki," said Dr Padmaja Desai, Lecturer, Ancient History and Archaeology.
"The standing posture of the idol adheres intricately to the guidelines set forth in the Agamas, resulting in a beautifully crafted representation," she added.