Archaeology Seepage mars ancient temple





Bhadravati temple has actually established cracks after heavy rains.

Work on restoration of the historic 13 th century Lakshmi Narasimha temple in Bhadravati of Shivamooga district that developed leakages after the current rains will commence quickly.

The temple, developed during the Hoysala guideline in the early 13 th century, has ‘trikoota’ architecture with 3 shrines dedicated to deities Lakshmi Narasimha, Venugopalaswamy, and Purushothama. Rainwater seeped through the terrace and into the chinks of the pillars of the portico and the main hall, or the navaranga.

Shejeshwara R., Assistant Director of the Department of Archaeology, Heritage, and Museums informed The Hindu that the roots of the plants and weeds that had grown on the roof of the structure had deteriorated the concrete plastering at lots of places, leading to leakage. The weeds will be eliminated and re-plastering would be done to stop the leakage. The concrete flooring on the platform, also called jagati, that is utilized by the followers as pradakshinapatha, has actually likewise established fractures at several spots. The concrete flooring will be re-laid. As part of the remodelling plan, the electrical power circuitry in the whole building would be replaced and updated, he said.

A team of engineers from the department will go to the temple shortly to prepare an estimate of the costs for renovation. Work is anticipated to commence by the very first week of December, he added.

Meanwhile, the devotees have actually required landscaping and a garden at the entrance of the temple. Nagaraj, a devotee and local of Haladammanakeri in Bhadravati, stated the temple draws in a big number of devotees on Vaikuntha Ekadashi and throughout the month of Karthika. By using up landscaping works and brightening the temple, it can be established into a traveler destination, he added.