Exquisitely carved bronze idols of Goddess Mariamman and Nataraja, said to be 300-years old, were recovered from a Chennai resident on Tuesday, the Tamil Nadu Idol Wing CID said.
These idols were found in the illegal possession of a person who was clueless about their origin. The person, living in a house in Anna Nagar could not produce papers pertaining to the origin of the idols, the police said.
“The idols have markings and slots for fixing them on temple palanquins to be carried in a procession during festivals. Hence, they are indisputably temple idols,” K Jayanth Murali, DGP of Idol Wing CID, said.