The stone Nataraj/Natesha murti, in chatura pose with jatamakuta and trinetra and almost four-feet-tall, is a rare depiction of Lord Shiva in the Prathihara style.
As many as 3,691 Centrally-protected monuments and archaeological sites maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) were shut from March 17 in view of the coronavirus crisis.
The native of Nayagarh district – where the temple resurfaced – claim there are more than 22 such submerged temples
'The ASI has ordered for 15,000 magnetic coins to meet the shortage,' Swarnkar said, adding that now there will be 35,000 coins available with the ASI to facilitate tourist entry into the monument.
The official said the chlorophyll consumed by insects as larvae was discarded as faeces when they were adults.
The Minister of State for Culture and Tourism Prahlad Patel launched the integrated NOC online application processing system on August 27 for the National Monuments Authority (NMA) in six states, a statement said.
Responding to a query in the Rajya Sabha, Sharma said along with these monuments the others in the top 10 include Sun Temple Konark, group of monuments in Mamallapuram, Ellora caves, group of monuments in Khajuraho, and the Ajanta caves in Aurangabad.
The petition had alleged that the non-residents were being deprived of offering their customary prayer at the mosque which was violative of their fundamental rights.
Culture Secretary Ravindra Singh held a high-level meeting today with ASI officials and representatives of Agra district administration and officers of the Central Industrial Security Force, where the decision was taken.
State-owned construction firm NBCC today said it bagged projects worth Rs 614.83 crore last month.
Entry of visitors into Taj Mahal may be capped with the government considering a comprehensive conservation and crowd management plan at the 17th century Mughal monument, which is a world heritage site.
The six-feet high and four-feet wide chandelier, gifted by Lord Curzon and installed at the Royal Gate of Taj Mahal in 1905, fell on Wednesday, sources said.
Yogi Swami Shobhan Sarkar says the gold he dreamt of belonged to a nineteenth-century ruler, Rao Ram Bux Singh. He says he wants it in government hands to help India recover from an economic crisis.
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