Tamil Nadu University students discover 10th century Jain sculpture in Pudukottai

Chennai, Jan 13: Students of Bharathidasan University in Trichy discovered a Jain sculpture dating back to the 10th century near a temple in the Pudukottai district. The students also found a stone replica of a device used to execute people in ancient times.
Jain sculpture 
The students of Bharathidasan University during a trip found the Jain sculpture near the village temple and a Kazhumaram, which is used to torture and kill people at Iraiyur village near Keeranur. The sculpture which was 84 cm in height and 54 cm in width, and identified the sculpture as Mahavira or Vardhamana of Jain belief.