9th century old Parvati statue to return to Nepal

May 7, 2022

The 9th century stone statue of Goddess Parvati had gone missing from the Birbhadreshwar Mahadev Temple at Golmadi in Bhaktapur in 2032 BS. The sculpture was reportedly donated to the Yale University Art Gallery by a donor seven years ago.

The statute remained in the permanent collection of the Gallery. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Nepali Consulate General in New York and Yale University Art Gallery on Friday to return the statue to Nepal, according to the Consulate General.

The Consulate General in New York will return the sculpture to Nepal in coordination with the Art Gallery and the Department of Archeology.

It should be noted that dozens of centuries old Nepali sculptures are in various museums of the USA. How did they get there? Who takes those sculptures to the USA? These are some serious questions to be raised and issues that common Nepali need to know.

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