Another ancient vigraha was recovered during the digging of a pond in the Naogaon district of Bangladesh in a span of two weeks. The vigraha, weighing 49 kg, is the vigraha of Lakshmi-Narayana among Sanatan Dharma followers. According to the police, the vigraha is made of rough stone.
The police recovered the vigraha from the pond owned by Jahedul Islam Helal of Kulfatpur village in Dhamoirhat Upazila Umar Union of the district on Friday (February 10) night. Earlier on January 30 (Monday), around seven in the evening, a Narayan vigraha weighing about 46 kg was recovered from the same pond.
Dhamoirhat police station officer-in-charge Mozammel Haque Qazi said that from some days Helal started digging with a machine to renovate the pond in his possession. A stone vigraha of Lakshmi-Narayana was found while digging the soil around 9 p.m. on Friday. Later, he reported to the Dhamoirhat police station. The police went to the spot, recovered the vigraha, and took it into their custody. The vigraha is 34 inches long and 15 inches wide.
He said that it is believed that this ancient vigraha is made of rough stone. Transfer arrangements will be made as per the directions of the court. A general diary has been kept at the police station in this regard.
The police officer said that both the vigrahas recovered earlier are in the custody of Dhamoirhat police station.