BHOPAL: BS Wakankar Archaeological Research Institute of Archaeology Department has discovered idols belonging to the 10th and 11th centuries in village Ichawar of the Raisen district. Two temples built in Parmar-Kalchuri style, along with more than 30 ancient and rare idols and pillars have also been found.

Commissioner, archaeology, Anupam Rajan said Richawar village was important from the historical point of view, as it was situated on the banks of river Narmada. The area is the place where the Parmar and Kalchuri armies clashed. The temples and idols recovered from this site carry the imprint of both the dynasties.  It was during excavation that the two temples were found. The temple has idols in three directions of Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Indrani, Brahmani, Maheshwari, Kartikeya, Brahma and Vishnu. The second temple  measures 45 feet in length and 31 feet in breadth. It also has eight idols in it.

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