Ugratara Devi's idol recovered in Assam, sent for identification

Ugratara Devi's idol recovered in Assam, sent for identification

Ugratara temple Ugratara temple

Guwahati, May 1, 2019:

Miraculous May has arrived with a bang for devotees of Ugratara maa as Golaghat Police claim to have recovered the centuries-old idol of the deity which was stolen earlier from the temple located at Guwahati. Moreover, four accused hailing from Nalbari district have been apprehended in connection with the case. The idol was recovered in Nalbari, sources said.

The identification process is not yet complete and police have not confirmed that the idol that has been recovered is the one that the authorities have been trying to track ever since it was filched on November 15, 2018.

The news is even more remarkable as a new idol sculpted by the renowned sculptor Robin Bor is about to be installed tomorrow during a grand ceremony that is scheduled.

This is widely being considered a huge success of the Assam Police.

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It may be recalled that the centuries-old asthadhatu (made of eight metals) idol of Goddess Tara in the historic Ugratara temple located in Jorpukhuri area of the city was stolen in the wee hours on 15 November along with other valuables and offerings.

The temple, which is the only one dedicated to Goddess Tara in the country, is located barely 250 meters away from the Latasil Police Station.

The deity of Goddess Tara was established in the shrine way back in 1044 AD.