Monson’s Sabarimala ‘Chembola’ is not antique, confirms ASI team


Monson Mavunkal

Kochi: In a major twist in the self-styled antique dealer Monson Mavunkal case, a team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has confirmed that Sabarimala ‘Chembola’ possessed by him is not an antique piece. The team confirmed that only two coins and a spear with a wooden handle are the only antique items at Monson’s museum.

A team appointed by the Archaeological Survey of India examined the items at the museum following a row over the ‘Chembola’.

In the report, ASI has confirmed that the ‘Chembola’ which triggered a controversy is not a centuries-old item. Monson Mavunkal had claimed that the ‘Chembola’ is over three centuries old. But now ASI confirmed that it is a fake one.

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