Bhubaneswar, June 18 (LocalWire): Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has now written to the Culture Ministry for the restoration of the sub merged temple recently discovered in Odisha.
Pradhan asked Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel to direct the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to restore and conserve the site which hints at a site of historic significance.
“…non-profit organization Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) have examined the temple and deemed it to be of major historic significance and in a good state of preservation,” he said.
He also added, “Keeping in mind the intangible historical, cultural and religious significance of this temple to the people of Odisha, I seek your personal intervention in directing officials of the Archaeological Survey of India for undertaking restoration and relocation of this temple to a suitable site,”
Recently a 500-year-old Lord Gopinath temple re-emerged in the Mahanadi river in Nayagarh district.
Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) examined the site.
The 55 to 60 feet submerged temple is said to be of late 15th or early 16th century.