In a shocking incident that unfolds in West Bengal, the smuggling of Ashtadhatu idol of Goddess Radha which is valued to be at Rs 45 crore.
The incident took near Siliguri, where police took an action on a tip-off a team of police raided a house and seized the idol.
Ashtadhatu (literally eight metals) is an alloy often used for casting metallic idols in Jain and Hindu temples in India. Its composition is often stated as including gold, silver, copper, lead, zinc, tin, iron and mercury. However sometimes an alloy idol is termed ashtadhatu, even when its exact composition is not known.
West Bengal: A person detained while trying to smuggle 'Ashtadhatu' idol weighting 24.07 kg worth approx Rs. 45 crore, near Siliguri. pic.twitter.com/fKa7pTDfcO
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