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UP: Annapurna idol to begin its journey on Nov 11 for its final resting place at Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi

The idol of Goddess Annapurna which was retrieved from Ottawa, Canada and received by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)  last month will begin its journey on 11th November for its final resting place at the Kashi Vishwanath Temple at Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Giving this information, the Union Minister for Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy stated that he will interact with media today at the residence of  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister  Yogi Adithyanath to give details of the journey of idol of Goddess Annapurna.

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The Union Minister will also highlight  the efforts made  to retrieve and bring home the idols and antiquities from various countries under the leadership of Prime Minister.

The idol will be taken from Delhi to Aligarh on 11th November and from there it will be taken to Kannauj and reach Ayodhya on 14th November.

Finally, it will reach Varanasi on 15th November Ministry of Culture in a statement said that since 1976, 55 idols have been returned to India and  75 per cent of them were returned during the tenure of Narendra Modi .Out  of the 55 antiquities, 42 were returned after 2014 with the Annapurna Devi being the last addition to this.

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