‘Tiger’ god idol dat­ing back to Sonda rule stolen

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Kar­war: An an­cient idol of ‘Huli (Tiger)’ god be­long­ing to the time of Sonda chiefs (part of Vi­jayana­gara dy­nasty) in the Ut­tara Kan­nada district’s Sirsi taluk, Bisalkoppa vil­lage, has been. The idol was wor­shipped by the vil­lagers ev­ery year with grandeur dur­ing the Deep­avali fes­ti­val. This was a cen­tre of de­vo­tion for any, which is fa­mously called as “Huli De­vara Katte” Ac­cord­ing to the be­liefs of the vil­lagers, if their cat­tle or any an­i­mal was suf­fer­ing from any ail­ment, pray­ing to the Huli God and mak­ing of­fer­ings heals them. A case has been reg­is­tered in the Sirsi ru­ral po­lice sta­tion and in­ves­ti­ga­tion is in progress.

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