Archaeological Survey of India
“The Thousand Pillar temple is one of the important monuments under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), which was added once to the tentative list of World Heritage sites by UNESCO," he said
Restoration of the Kalyanamandapam of Thousand Pillar temple will be completed in a year
“It will help in further generating employment to us and good maintenance of the temple. If required for any development works, we are willing to part with the land owned by us for the temple,” the villagers said
The Superintending Archaeologist of ASI of Agra circle, Vasant Swarankar, said that no 'aarti' or 'puja' has ever been performed in the Taj Mahal.
The stucco fell off around 11.40 pm on Wednesday, according to eyewitnesses. Locals who were near the monument heard a loud thud and scampered to safety without realizing what was happening.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma will welcome the visiting dignitary at the Taj Mahal on Sunday afternoon after he arrives here.
Addressing a gathering at the inauguration of a new building at the Archaeological Survey of India's headquarters in New Delhi, Modi said people's participation is a must to preserve and protect the archaeological legacy of the country.
"This (Taj Mahal) is one of the seven wonders of the world and we do not want this to decimate. We are dismissing it (plea)"
The ASI's Amaravati Circle has written to the Chief Executive Officer of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, saying that it had received a communication from its directorate to examine the feasibility of declaring the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam
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