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Ancient bronze icon of Madhwacharya found in Tellaru Shrine

Ancient bronze icon of Madhwacharya found in Tellaru Shrine

Mangalore Today News Network

Udupi, June 15,2017 :  A bronze icon of the great exponent of Dwaita philosophy, Saint Madhwacharya  has been found at the Jaladurga Temple at  Tellaru in Karkala.

bronze icon

Informing this  to reporters here,  Prof.  T Murugeshi, archaeologist said  the  icon might  be that of 14th or 15 century AD and was the  first such icon found  so far.   So far two stone images of Madhwacharya have been found.   Both the images are of 16th century and found in Udupi Krishna  Mutt and  Madhwacharya’s birth place Pajaka.

The bronze icon is nearly 12 cm  in height and shows Acharya seated on a high pedestal. Madhwacharya is shown with quite  long ear lobes and a smiling face.

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Sameena Ahmed, mumbai Thu, June-15-2017, 1:43
Beautiful idol of saint Madhwacharya.
Prathima Anchan, Manipal Thu, June-15-2017, 1:38
Think might have hidden these statue some years ago
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