Officials announced that the renowned Kapileshwar temple in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, will be included in the protected monuments list of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Read the complete report below on SURFACES REPORTER (SR):
The Gazette notification to add Kapileshwar Temple to the list of Protected Monuments, under ASI was issued to ensure its conservation.
The temple priests and inhabitants of the locality alike have expressed their joy at the announcement.
Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sadangi implored Minister Reddy to recognize the Khandagiri and Udaygiri caves as ‘world heritage sites’.
Sibaram Malia, the chief priest of Kapileswar temple, lauded MP Aparajita Sadangi and the Union minister for their efforts. He noted how the state government had neglected to maintain the Temple, causing disrepair in many places. During an ASI survey, some portion of its architecture was brought to attention again hinting that it will now become a much sought-after tourist attraction, like Lingraj Temple.
Kapileshwar temple, aged over five centuries, underwent a renovation under Gajapati Kapilendra Dev in the 14th century. Its fascinating carvings and outstanding architecture - prime examples of ancient Indian temple construction - have earned the temple much renown.
Kapilesvara Temple is renowned for its Kalinga style of architecture, renowned for both its beauty and simplicity. It has become a well-visited site, both by devotees and tourists from all corners of India and around the world.
The temple is a symbol of the area's colourful past and the faith-filled cultural foundation of the Odisha people.
Kapilesvara Siva, or simply Kapilesvar temple, is a venerable establishment located in the Kapilprasad area, close to Bhubaneswar's 11th-century Lingraj Temple. Worshipped as Lord Shiva by devotees, the temple stands a testament to Odisha's rich ancient heritage.
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