ASI declares 1,076 temples protected monuments

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New Delhi, July 31 (IANS) The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has declared 1,076 temples as protected monuments in the country, Parliament was informed on Monday.

In Karnataka alone, there were 506 monuments and sites including 242 temples declared protected monuments, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Mahesh Sharma told the Lok Sabha.

He said the monuments, including temples, were in a good state of preservation and the conservation work was attended to regularly by the ASI to maintain the original character of the site and to retain its authenticity and integrity and heritage values.

“The conservation, preservation, maintenance of these Centrally-protected monuments and sites including temples in the country is a continuous process,” he said.



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