Dindigul (TN), Sept 25 (PTI) A very ancient statue of Goddess ‘Badhra Kali’, believed to be about 1,000 years old, has been unearthed from the bed of a channel at a village in the district.

The Goddess is seen in a sitting posture after winning a war against a demon and the beautifully carved stone sculpture should be about 1,000 years old, archaeologist V.Narayanamoorthy said today.

The statue, measuring 100 cm tall and 137 cm wide, was found at Iravimangalam village.

The Goddess is sitting on a block of stone with the left foot stamping the ‘asura’ and the right foot in a squatting position.

She is seen holding a skull in one of the arms and a crown on the head. She is also holding a ‘trishul’ on her right hand. A drum, shield and bells are seen in different hands spread out, he said.

“The hip had been beautifully carved to look very slender.

The expression of anger on the face had been beautifully depicted by the sculptor..it looks very natural,” the archaeologist said.

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