Burglars broke open Govindapuram Sree Parthasarathy temple in Kozhikode and fled with 5 and half sovereign gold ornament and Rs.25,000 in cash.
A silver crown also was taken from the temple.But,it was found,abandoned at the temple premise,by the police.
The precious ornament, worn by the deity in the sanctum sanctorum and the cash from hundial lost on Monday late night,said Medical College police.
The theft came to know in the early morning today when the chief priest of the temple opened the sanctum santorum for offerings.
Police and finger print experts collected finger prints and evidence from the spot.
A special team led by Medical College Police Sub Inspector P.K.Vinodan will investigate the case,said City Deputy Police Commissioner P.B.Rajeev.