Recovered Dolpa idols on display

Kathmandu, August 31:

A 10-day-long exhibition of 27 idols and a miniature stupa, brought back from Lhasa, kicked off today at the Buddha Art Gallery in the National Museum at Chhauni.

The idols stolen from the Yetser Jangchur Ling Monastery (YJLM) in Dolpa in 2005 were brought back to Nepal on June 21 after the Tibet government handed them over to Nepal on June 20, 2007.

Bhesh Narayan Dahal, chief of the museum, said that since the DoA has started the process of returning the idols to Dolpa, the exhibition has been organised to provide an opportunity for interested people to study the antiquities.

“This exhibition is a golden opportunity for interested persons who cannot go all the way to Dolpa to have a look at the idols,” Dahal told this daily.