The Swapneswar Mahadev temple of Lord Shiva, estimated to be 1,300-1,400 years old, is one of the best-preserved examples of early Kalingan architecture in the region.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has been denied permission for conduct of laser scanning of the Garbhagriha (sanctum sanctorum) in Puri Srimandir.
ASI has earlier done 3-D laser scanning of the Konark Sun temple and the UNESCO world heritage site Hampi among others.
After a hiatus of two months, all centrally-protected monuments, sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) are all set to open from June 16.
With the situation across India worsening amid the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Archaeology Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday decided to shut all its monuments, museums, and protected sites till May 15 as a precautionary measure. In the order, ASI stated that due to prevailing Covid situation, it has been decided to close all the Centrally Protected Monuments, Sites and Museums under Archaeological Survey of India till May 15, 2021 until further orders.
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: After facing criticism, Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi on Monday broke her silence and targeted Odisha government on the issue of the draft NMA heritage bylaws for Ekamra Kshetra. Addressing a presser here on Monday, Sarangi termed the allegations that Odisha government’s suggestions were not taken over the bylaws as false and baseless. According to […]
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 […]
Bhubaneswar: Is Odisha government getting too anxious to earn the Heritage City tag for Bhubaneswar? The demolition drive for the Ekamra Kshetra beautification project around the temple of Lord Lingaraj in the capital city is seen being executed at a faster pace, but allegedly without approval of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) even though […]
Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Thursday unearthed a base made of ancient stones which are believed to be the remains of an ancient temple in the vicinity of Suka-Sari Temples near 11th century Lingaraj shrine here in the city. The ancient structure was unearthed during excavation drive carried out by the ASI […]
Cuttack: The Orissa High Court on Monday passed an interim order regarding the promotion of constables to the post of Assistant Sub-inspector (ASI), stating that the entire process of appointment/ promotion will squarely depend on the final judgement of the writ petition filed by a section of constables. In its order, the court said “It […]
Khordha: As many as 22 antique idols, some of them are made up of ‘Astadhatu’, have allegedly been stolen from an ancient temple at Banpur near Balugaan in Khurdha district late on Monday night. Police sources said, unidentified miscreants barged into the sanctum sanctorum of the 300-old Dakheswar temple by breaking open the locks of […]
Bhubaneswar: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) of the Ministry of Culture has removed the cap on the number of visitors to its centrally protected monuments and sites. However, the total number of visitors to be allowed per day will be decided by the concerned Superintending Archaeologist/SA (I/c) with appropriate discussion with the respective District […]
Konark: The Konark Handicraft Traders’ Association on Wednesday alleged that the officials of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have illegally lifted and transported sand from around the world famous Sun Temple here in Puri district. Sand has been lifted from the land adjacent to the world heritage site, which is under the care of ASI. […]
Agra: Visitors can now book only five tickets for adults and three for children at a time to the Taj Mahal after a new rule was implemented by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to curb black-marketing of tickets to the iconic monument. Earlier, a person could book up to 20 tickets online for the […]
Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and officials of a Mumbai-based company, MBCC visited Srimandir in Puri and examined the several parts of the 12th century shrine on Wednesday. The team discussed the beautification work to be done inside the Srimandir premises and appropriate measures to be taken by the temple authorities […]
Puri: The ‘Baisi Pahacha’ or the flight of 22 stairs of Srimandir in Puri will be repaired. A decision on this will be taken after the next Chhattisa Nijog meeting in Srimandir. As per reports, a team of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has already inspected the historic ‘Baisi Pahacha’ and they will undertake […]
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 […]
Puri: A team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun inspection of the Garbha Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) of Lord Jagannath Temple in Puri from today as the Holy Trinity are away on their annual sojourn at Mausi Maa temple. NC Pal, chief of the technical core committee of ASI, informed that the repair works […]
Bhubaneswar: An expert team comprising members of IIT Bhubaneswar and two archaeologists from Rohilakhand University, Uttar Pradesh today visited Nayagarh district where an ancient temple, which had been submerged in the waters of Mahanadi River, resurfaced again recently. Archaeologist Arup Ranjan Mishra informed that a detailed documentation and research will be conducted on several aspects […]
Puri: Ahead of the Snana Yatra rituals of Lord Jagannath and his siblings, a team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) led by (Odisha circle) superintendent Arun Kumar Mallick visited Puri Srimandir and inspected the Snana Mandap (bathing altar) of the deities. Mallick accompanied by other official of the ASI examined the condition of the […]
Chandigarh: An assistant sub-inspector of the Punjab Police was dragged on the bonnet of a car after he tried to stop the driver at a checkpoint in Jalandhar on Saturday amid the ongoing COVID-19 lockdown. ASI Mulkh Raj was dragged for some distance but escaped unhurt while the car driver, Anmol Mehmi (20) was nabbed […]
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 […]
By Sandeep Sahu Thank God good sense has finally prevailed! After stubbornly resisting all suggestions by experts for years, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has finally relented and agreed to remove the sand from under the Jagamohana of the Sun Temple in Konark, the 13th century architectural marvel. The first recommendation for removal of […]
Puri: UNESCO, in its website describes Konark Sun temple as, “On the shores of the Bay of Bengal, bathed in the rays of the rising sun, the temple at Konarak is a monumental representation of the sun god Surya’s chariot.” However, the centuries old temple’s structural integrity needs protection and for the purpose, the National […]