Among the unprotected monuments recuperated from Mysuru taluk’s rural hinterland.
Senior people provide crucial inputs for website area.
The ongoing pilot task on documentation of all vulnerable monoliths in Mysuru taluk has yielded significant outcomes with over 100 sculptures recuperated from the rural hinterland.
Introduced by the State Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, the project will help map and record the variety of monuments in the taluk. Based on their importance, they will be added to the safeguarded list.
Sources in the archaeology department said so far the team has finished mapping of monoliths in 2 hoblis– Varuna and Jayapura.
” Operate in Yelwal hobli is underway and the whole taluk will be covered within the next 15 days,” said C.N. Manjula, Assistant Director of the Department.
The pilot job looks for to establish the workforce, funds and time that will be required to complete the work. Once the department gets a broad idea of the scale and enormity of the task, it can take proper steps to expand the ambit and scope of the task to cover the entire State.
The three-member group heads for the field daily around 7 a.m. and it is their interaction with the town headmen that is showing to be important. “Senior citizens and village seniors understand as to where a temple, stones with engraving or pillars lie. The more youthful generation is not well-versed with it. Based upon the inputs from the seniors, we manage to reach the area for an assessment and record the existence of artefacts,” said Ms. Manjula.
The job is the very first of its kind in the State and will assist to map both secured and unguarded monoliths. The Karnataka State Archaeological Department has 844 secured monoliths under its ambit and the list has actually not been revised in current years.
Authorities think if the new discoveries fulfill the criteria specified by the Archaeological Survey of India and the National Objective on Monuments and Antiquities, they might be included in the protected list.