Stolen 1200-year-old Buddha statue brought back to India from Italy

    14-Feb-2022   
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Milan, Feb 14: On February 11, 2022, the statue of 'Avalokiteshwara Padmapani' God of the 8th-12th century has been found. It has been handed over to the Indian Consulate in Milan, Italy. The Singapore India Pride Project and Art Recovery International have played an important role in bringing this heritage back to the country.
 
Buddha statue 
The Indian Consulate said that the statue was stolen in the year 2000 after being preserved for nearly 1200 years at the Devisthan Kundalpur Temple (Bihar). This statue of Avalokiteshwara Padmapani made of stone dates back to the 8th-12th century. In the idol, Lord Buddha is standing with a lotus in his left hand. It is worth mentioning that Lord Buddha is the only one who is called 'Avalokiteshwara Padmapani.'
 
Avalokiteshvara Padmapani | Pakistan (Swat Valley) | The Metropolitan  Museum of Art 
 
The Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara in the Form of Padmapani, the Lotus Bearer  | Tibet | The Metropolitan Museum of Art 
 
Avalokiteśvara - Wikipedia 
 
 
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