Lord Vishnu Sculpture Discovered


  • A three-headed sculpture of Lord Vishnu was discovered in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
  • The 9th century sculpture was discovered in the River Jhelum during extraction of sand.
  • The frontal human face is that of ‘Vasudeva’, the right face is of a lion and is called ‘Samkarsana’, the left one boar is north facing and of ‘Aniruddha’.
  • The sculpture was handed over to the Directorate of Archives, Archaeology and Museums, Jammu and Kashmir.
  • Earlier in the month of January 2022, the 10th century goat-headed Yogini idol was recovered in London and was handed over to the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Facts to know:


  • The Archaeological Survey of India functions under the Ministry of Culture.
  • Director General of ASI: Ms. V. Vidhyavathi IAS.
  • ASI was founded in 1861 by Alexander Cunningham - the first Director-General of ASI
Three-Headed Sculpture of Lord Vishnu
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