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Gold found at Jambukeswarar Temple in Tamil Nadu

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505 gold coins weighing 1.716 kg were found in a sealed vessel during the renovation work of the Jambukeswarar Temple in Tamil Nadu. The pot was found near the Akhilandeswari shrine in the temple complex. The 1800-year-old temple was constructed in the early Chola period. The coins were in a sealed pot at a depth of almost 7 feet. 

Srirangam Tahsildar examined the find. It has historical inscriptions and symbols. Test to ascertain the age and history will be done by the archaeology department.

The Akilandeswari Samedha Jambukeswarar temple is believed to have been constructed by Chola Chieftain Kotchengannan. The temple is in the Srirangam island where the famous Ranganathaswamy temple is located. Currently, the gold treasure is kept at the treasury for safekeeping. 

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