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Idol of Goddess Annapurna stolen in 1913 from Varanasi, brought back to India : PM

Idol of Goddess Annapurna stolen in 1913 from Varanasi, brought back to India : PM

New Delhi, Nov 29 (UNI) A century old idol of Hindu Goddess 'Annapurna'--Goddess of Food--has been returned to India by Canada after it had been stolen from a temple in Varanasi in 1913, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday.

'I want to share some good news with you. Every Indian should be proud that a very old idol of Goddess Annapurna is being returned by Canada to India. This idol had been stolen about hundred years ago, around 1913, from a temple in Varanasi and sent out of the country. I thank the Canadian government for this great gesture,' the Prime Minister said in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme.

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