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Jaipur: Ragpicker Shehzada Salim steals antique Murtis and jewellery from Jain and Shiv temple, had entered temple to ‘drink water’

On August 7 2021, the accused had entered the temple in Jaipur on the pretext of drinking water, when the idols caught his sight

Tamil Nadu: 7 brass kalasams atop towers of Manjal Neer Kootha Ayyanar temple looted, case registered

Burglars stole 7 kalasams atop the four towers of Manjal Neer Kootha Ayyanar temple at Vilangudi village near Thiruvaiyaru in Tamil Nadu

Rajasthan: Burglars lock sleeping priest to steal several 500-year-old idols from Jain temple in Jaipur

The working committee members demanded immediate arrest of the culprits and requested the Rajasthan government to protect the Jain temples in Rajasthan

Odisha: 22 idols worth crores stolen from 800-year-old Daksha Prajapati temple

Two instances of theft of idols from the same 800-year-old Daksha Prajapati temple in Odisha reported twice in the past

Canada to return idol of Hindu Goddess Annapoorna stolen over 100 years ago from India

The idol was stolen from a shrine in Varanasi about a century ago and was kept at the MacKenzie Art Gallery in the University of Regina.

3 ancient artefacts to be returned to India during Australian PM Morrison’s visit

The serpent king (Nagaraja) idol dates back to the 6th or 8th Century and is believed to be from Rajasthan or Madhya Pradesh. The 'Dwarapalas' from Tamil Nadu is said to be from the 15th century.

8 attacks on Durga Puja and Dussehra processions in just 2 days, Durga idol vandalisation reported across India

Miscreants vandalise idols, break into temples during the Navratri festival

600-year-old stolen Nataraja idol being brought back to India, idol wing head reveals TN govt refused fund to bring it back

About 1200 ancient idols are believed to have been stolen from Tamil Nadu between 1992 and 2017

Tamil Nadu: Five minor arrested for destroying 25 idols and sculptures at temple in Tiruvarur district

The minor boys were caught by the police after they broke into the temple to steal iron rods within the figures, which could then be sold off to purchase alcohol.

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