Buddhist sculptures, pillar unearthed from riverbed in Odisha

Jajpur, Jan 13: A three-feet tall stone sculpture of Goddess Marichi, a broken Buddha idol, a stone pillar and other objects were unearthed from the riverbed of the Baitarani near Kunjabiharipur village in Jaipur district during sand mining.
Some workers found the objects while digging sand from the dry riverbed. "We found stone sculptures, broken stone idols, old bricks and other objects during sand mining in the river. After the objects were discovered, villagers stopped the mining work and helped remove the artefacts from the riverbed," said Manomohan Das, a local resident.