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Lord Nataraj

Lord Nataraj: As many as 157 artefacts and antiquities were handed over to the Prime Minister by the United States including a bronze Nataraj figure. The list has a diverse set of items bas-relief panel of Revanta in sandstone made in the 10th century, 56 terracotta pieces, several bronze figurines and copper objects, among others […]

National Mission On Cultural Mapping

National Mission On Cultural Mapping: The National Mission on Cultural Mapping (NMCM) has been handed over to the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), which will start a trial run in 75 villages in October 2021. IGNCA was established in 1987 as an autonomous institution under the Ministry of Culture, as a centre […]

Shankhalipi Inscriptions

Shankhalipi Inscriptions On The stairs On An Ancient Temple:   Archeologists have found ‘shankhalipi’ inscriptions on the stairs on an ancient temple dating back to the Gupta period in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district. The inscriptions mention ‘Sri Mahendraditya’, the title of Kumaragupta I of the Gupta dynasty. Two decorative pillars close to one another, with […]

Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji

125th Birth Anniversary Of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji. Prime Minister Narendra Modi released a special commemorative coin on the occasion of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Srila Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada Ji. Abhay Charanaravinda Bhaktivedanta Swami (1896 – 1977) or Srila Prabhupada, born Abhay Charan De, was an Indian spiritual teacher and the founder-acharya of […]

Drones for Aerial Survey of Centrally Protected Monuments

DRONES: Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) and Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) have granted conditional exemption from Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Rules, 2021 to the National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar. The exemption allows the aerial survey and photogrammetry of centrally protected monuments in collaboration with the Archaeological Survey of India […]

Rudreswara Temple : India’s 39th World Heritage Site

India’s 39th World Heritage Site: India’s nomination of Rudreswara Temple, (also known as the Ramappa Temple) at Palampet, Mulugu district, near Warangal in the state of Telangana has been inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. This is India’s 39th World Heritage Site. The decision was taken at the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee […]