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INTACH organises heritage walk to popularise Pinjores Mahabharata era temple

Indian National Trust for Architecture and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), organized a heritage walk on Saturday at the site of an ancient Bhimadevi temple, considered an architectural wonder of Mahabharata era, to raise awareness about monuments significance and promote it as a major tourist attraction.

Pinjore (Haryana),June 9 : Indian National Trust for Architecture and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), organized a 'heritage walk' on Saturday at the site of an ancient Bhimadevi temple, considered an architectural wonder of Mahabharata era, to raise awareness about monument's significance and promote it as a major tourist attraction.

The ancient temple, whose remains were unearthed at Haryana's Pinjore town in 1974 is dedicated to Bhima, one of the five Pandava brothers of Mahabharata,a ccording to historians.

"This is a Panchayatana temple, Panchayatana temples have one central deity and all four deities on its for sides," said Aniruddha Joshi, an expert on historical monuments.

INTACH had taken a Chandigarh arts college students and teachers to view the artistic richness of the excavations."As INTACH people, we bring awareness. Many of its remains have been taken away from here, a museum is being set up now, the Government has sanctioned funds for it," said V. K. Kapoor of INTACH.Experts say, the engravings on the temple remains are akin to the sculptures found in Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh, which were constructed between 950 and 1050 A.D.

ANI

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