ASI to conserve the world’s highest Shiva temple Tungnath

To be declared as ‘monument of national importance’

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Based on the approvals from the Centre, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will declare Tungnath temple as a ‘monument of national importance’ and commence its conservation work. Situated in the Rudraprayag district at an altitude of over 12,000 feet, the world’s highest Shiva temple is known to be more than 1,000 years old.

Although the Dehradun Circle’s ASI is waiting for approval from the Centre, it has already kicked off with the preparation for the conservation. According to the officials at ASI Dehradun Circle, the conservation plan includes learning about the minimum required for land for the restoration process. Other plans include renovating the main hall of the shrine (mandapa) having cracks at different places. This mandapa needs to be carefully restored after the consolidation work of the foundation is finished.

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