NEW YORK: Historical religious scriptures, which were taken to New York from Nepal, will be returned to Nepal. These documents were being handed over to the Nepalese Embassy to United States amidst a function held in New York on Wednesday.
These documents were returned by Christy, an organization established in 1766 by James Christy. The company has been auctioning historical goods collected from across the country. Deputy Chief of Embassy Arjun Kant Mainali and Counselor Lekh Nath Gautam received the six scriptures by Hugou Bihi and Sandhya Patel. The scriptures are related with Shiva Religion, Bhagwat Puran and Bishnu Religion.
According to Ambassador Sharma, Universities of United States, Germany and Australia helped by collecting evidences of these scriptures. Sometimes back Christy opened for auction of these valuable goods. The cost of these goods was 125 thousand US dolors. These goods were lost from National Archive some 24 years ago. According to Christy these documents reached to Paris in 1989 and taken to New York for sale last year.
Professor Jinha Kim, who has been teaching about history of South Asian Art at Harvard University informed the Embassy about the selling plan of these documents to Nepali Embassy.
He corresponded the Embassy to initiate efforts for returning these good to Nepal. Christy demanded further proof about these documents. Professor Harunaga Esaksan, who conducted research about these issues, also corresponded about the issue.
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