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Prime Minister Narendra Modi brings back 157 relics, relics handed over from the United States to India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi brings back 157 relics and relics handed over from the United States to India during his visit, and President Joe Biden and the two countries will step up efforts to combat theft, illegal trade and the trafficking of cultural properties. I express my commitment to.

Almost half of the relics (71) are cultural, while the other half consist of figurines related to Hinduism (60), Buddhism (16) and Jainism (9), an official statement said Saturday. rice field.

Modi expressed his deep appreciation for the United States’ repatriation of antiques to India.

The list of 157 relics includes a set of items ranging from Levanta’s 1.5-meter relief panel on 10 AD sandstone to the exquisite bronze Nataraja 8.5 cm high in 12 AD. ..

It said it continues the efforts of the Modi government to retrieve Indian antiquities and relics from around the world.

Between 1976 and 2013, India collected only 13 relics from various countries, according to government sources.

However, they added that between 2014 and 2021 when Modi came to power, more than 200 antiques were returned or in the process of being returned.

According to sources, there was only one ancient ancient return to India between 2004 and 2014.

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They claimed that the Modi government brought back more ancient Indian treasures than it did in the previous 40 years.

Mentioning the items passed from the United States to India during Modi’s ongoing trip, the official statement states that they were mainly anthropomorphic of copper in 2000 BC, in addition to the period from the 11th century BC to the 14th century BC. Since the 2nd century BC, it has been said that it belongs to historic antiquities such as objects and vases of terracotta. It said that about 45 antiques are pre-AD.

According to the statement, their production extends to metals, stones and terracotta.

The bronze collection mainly includes ornate dolls of the famous postures of Lakshmi Narayana, Buddha, Vishnu, Shiva Parvati, 24 Jain Tirthankara, less common Kanka Murti, Brahmi and Nandikesa. increase.

The statement states that the motif includes Hindu religious sculptures-three Brahmas, Surya, tanks driving Vishnu and his companions, Shiva as Dakshinamurti, especially Buddhism dancing Ganesha. -Standing Buddha, Buddha Majushri, Tara, Jainism-Secular motifs such as Jain Tirthankara, Padmasana Tirthankara, Jaina Choubisi, and Samabanga’s amorphous couples and women’s playing drums with chori.

There are 56 terracotta fragments and the 18th CE sword with a scabbard with an inscription referring to Guru Hargobind Singh in Persian.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi brings back 157 relics, relics handed over from the United States to India

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