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Tag: Archaeological Survey Of India

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Ancient Temple Older Than Suka-Sari & Lingaraj Temples Discovered In Bhubaneswar

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Wednesday (Oct 27), discovered the ruins of another ancient temple buried in the Suka Sari shrine area.

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NMA Bylaws: Amid New Revelation, Lingaraj Servitors Warn Of Dampened Shiv Ratri After MP's Comments

Bhubaneswar: At a time when Odisha government has been requesting the Centre to withdraw the National Monuments Authority (NMA) draft bylaws for the Ekamra Kshetra temples, contrasting reports have emerged wherein a notification issued by Union Ministry of Culture mentions specifying an authorised officer in Odisha way back in 2014 to be a part of […]

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24 Monuments Remain Untraceable In India: ASI

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has a list of 24 monuments which remain untraceable. Moreover, the ASI has made efforts to locate/identify the untraceable monuments through field offices based on inspection, old records, revenue maps and published reports. As per PIB release, there are 3693 monuments of national importance under protection of Archaeological […]

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Charminar, Golconda Fort To Re-Open For Visitors From July 6: ASI

Hyderabad: Historic Charminar and Golconda Fort, the two major tourist attractions in Hyderabad, will be re-opened from July 6. Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials said not more than 2,000 visitors would be allowed at the centrally protected monuments every day. The entry tickets for visitors will be sold online. There will be no physical […]

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Free Entry For Women At All Monuments Under ASI On Sunday

New Delhi: For the first time, entry will be free for all women visiting monuments under the ASI across the country on International Women’s Day on Sunday, the culture ministry said. According to an order issued by the ministry, on March 8, no fee will be charged from women visitors at all the monuments under […]

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Were Murals At Konark Sun Temple Replaced With Plain Stones? ASI Responds

Bhubaneswar: A few days back, a tweep had shared two pictures of Sun Temple in Konark alleging that some of the centuries-old murals have been replaced with plain stones. A massive uproar by Twitterati over the alleged replacement of actual stone carvings has forced the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to come up with a […]

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Union Min Prahlad Singh Patel To Discuss Konark Temple Conservation Issue With ASI

Bhubaneswar: Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said he would take up the issues relating to conservation of the Sun Temple at Konark with ASI authorities. The Union culture and tourism minister, who is on a two-day visit to Odisha, said that he would like to know from the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) […]

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ASI finds 8th century objects, trade centre remains in Andhra

New Delhi: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has unearthed a 2000-year old historic trade settlement in Andhra Pradesh’s Gottiprolu village, along with a Pallava-period Vishnu statue, it said on Friday. The excavation done, 80 kilometres east of Tirupati and Nellore, by the ASI team has discovered the remains of a huge settlement surrounded by […]

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CBI Conducts Surprise Checks At 150 Govt Departments

New Delhi: The CBI on Friday said it conducted “surprise checks” at 150 government departments at various places across the country, including Srinagar, in association with the vigilance officers of the departments concerned. The CBI sleuths swung into action right from the morning and conducted the joint checks at departments including the Railways, BSNL, shipping, […]

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ASI inspects 'Meghanada Pacheri' of Puri Jagannath Temple

Puri: Days after the Puri district administration razed structures adjacent to the ‘Meghnad Pacheri’ (boundary wall) of Puri Jagannath temple, a team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials today surveyed the condition of the wall. Steps will be taken to remove the structures adjacent to the shrine wall and restore its original form, said […]

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MakeMyTrip, ASI partner for online ticketing for 116 heritage sites

New Delhi: In a bid to promote India as a heritage tourism destination, online travel company MakeMyTrip Ltd. has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) for convenient and hassle-free online bookings for 116 historical monuments and sites across India, MakeMyTrip announced in a statement on Monday. The agreement, […]

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ASI expresses grave concern over using iron nails to decorate Shree Jagannath Temple

Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India has expressed “grave” concern over using iron nails on the walls of the 12th century Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri for floral decorations by a Delhi businessman during the July 4 Rath Yatra festival. The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA), a body entrusted by the Odisha government to look […]

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With deities on Rath Yatra, ASI team begins inspection of Srimandir

Puri: A day after the annual sojourn of the Holy Trinity – Rath Yatra began and with the deities leaving the temple, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) began the inspection work of Srimandir’s Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) today. As per reports, the ASI officials will inspect the first & second floors, walls, corbel and […]

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Facelift For Red Fort: ASI Says Green Space Has Risen To 52 Acres

New Delhi: In a massive facelift given to the historic Lal Qila by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), the green space inside the Red Fort complex here has been increased from 15 acres to 52 acres, the national conservation body said on Monday. The ASI, while referring to its conservation efforts in the Mughal-era […]

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ASI restores lion idols of Puri Srimandir damaged by cyclone Fani

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has restored the lion idols of Shree Jagannath Temple in Puri which were damaged in cyclone Fani more than a month back. Along with restoring the lion idols, ASI has also restored the damages caused to the model temple and the cracks in the ‘Kalash’ installed at the […]

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ASI seeks apology for damages to lion idols of Puri Srimandir

Puri: After Puri King Gajapati Dibyasingha Deb expressed displeasure over damages to the lion idols on Puri Srimandir because of the scaffoldings put up by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on the temple, Superintending archaeologist of ASI on Tuesday sought an apology. Speaking to media persons after the managing committee meeting of the Sri Jagannath […]

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No stones replaced at Konark Sun Temple: ASI

Bhubaneswar: Two days after the Odisha government urged the Centre to look into the issue of replacement of stone carvings at Konark Sun Temple by Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), the organisation on Monday clarified that not a single stone carving has been replaced and denied allegations of replacement of artistic stone works at the […]

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ASI inspects Ratna Bhandar from outside

Bhubaneswar: Amid uncertainty prevailing over the opening of Puri Srimandir’s Ratna Bhandar, the chamber containing Lord Jagannath’s treasure trove, a five-member team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) inspected it from outside today. The officials reviewed the structure of the chamber from Jagamohan and Navikata Mandap sides. Following inspection, ASI team member Himadri Bihari […]

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Puri Srimandir servitor threatens self-immolation

Puri: Narasingha Pujapanda, a servitor of Puri Srimandir, today threatened to immolate himself if the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials attempt to enter the ‘Ratna Bhandar’ of the temple on March 26. “If there is a crack the Ratna Bhandar should be opened in presence of everyone. I have decided that if they enter […]

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Expert team inspects earthing system of Puri Sri Jagannath temple

Puri: A team of engineers inspected the lightning arrester of ‘Nilachakra’ – the metal wheel atop Sri Jagannath temple. The team comprising engineers from General Electrical Department (GED), Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Sri Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) carried out the final inspection. According to the expert team, eight of the 12 spikes of […]

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ASI completes Jagamohan repair work

Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today said that the repair work of the Jagamohan, the hall facing the Sanctum Sanctorum of Puri Srimandir has been completed. As per the direction issued earlier, ASI authorities filed an affidavit on Tuesday before the Orissa High Court (HC) furnishing details through a status report on repair […]

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Garbha Gruha of Puri Jagannath Temple is safe, informs ASI technical team

Puri: After inspection of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of the Jagannath Temple the technical team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) today informed that it is safe except for a minor ventilation issue that will be inspected by a special committee. When asked about the Jagamohan repair, Director (Monument) of ASI said, “The construction […]

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ASI team to inspect Garbha Gruha of Puri Jagannath Temple tomorrow

Puri: A technical team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will inspect the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri on Tuesday, informed chief of the technical core committee NC Pal today. Director (Monument) of ASI and officials of the temple will also accompany the technical team, said Pal. The team will […]

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Puri: ASI team to inspect Jagamohan roof work today

Puri: A technical team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will visit Puri today to inspect the construction of the roof of Jagamohan– the prayer hall adjoining the sanctum sanctorum of Sri Jagannath temple. The team will hold a meeting at Puri ASI office to prepare the final blueprint for the repair of Jagamohan roof. […]

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Jagamohan repair: Technical team to visit Puri temple on May 23

Puri: The Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has approved the proposal for protecting the roof of Puri Jagannath temple’s prayer hall or Jagamohan. A high level technical experts’ core team would be visiting the sacred shrine for taking stock of the situation on May 23, official sources said here on Saturday. Once the experts’ core […]

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