Theyyam: Annual Temple Festival

Theyyam: Annual Temple Festival Kerala Tourism department have started live streaming of an annual temple festival called Theyyam performances, to promote cultural tourism. Theyyam is a popular ritual form of dance worship in Kerala and Karnataka, India. It consisted of thousand-year-old traditions, rituals and customs. The people consider Theyyam itself as a channel to a […]

Devayatanam: Conference On Temple Architecture

Devayatanam: Conference On Temple Architecture   The Union Culture Minister inaugurated Devayatanam, a one-of-a-kind conference on temple architecture of India, at Hampi, Karnataka. It is a part of the celebration under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and is being organized on 25th-26th February by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) of the Ministry of Culture. The […]

What Is Chintamani Padya Natakam?

What Is ‘Chintamani Padya Natakam’?   The Andhra Pradesh government has banned a 100-year-old play named ‘Chintamani Padya Natakam The play was written in 1920 by playwright Kallakuri Narayana Rao, who was also a social reformer. The play is about Chintamani, a courtesan and a devotee of Lord Krishna, who finds salvation by singing bhajans. […]

What Is Chintamani Natakam?

What Is Chintamani Natakam?   Earlier this year, the Andhra Pradesh government banned a 100-year-old play named ‘Chintamani Padya Natakam’ Chintamani Padya Natakam’ was written in 1920 by playwright Kallakuri Narayana Rao, who was also a social reformer. The play is about Chintamani, a courtesan and a devotee of Lord Krishna, who finds salvation by […]

Centrally Protected Monuments : Site-Specific Limits

Centrally Protected Monuments :Site-Specific Limits   The 100-metre radius around Centrally protected monuments where construction is prohibited could be replaced with site-specific limits to be decided by an expert committee, as the Union Culture Ministry was working on amendments to the relevant Act. The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains (AMASR) Act, 1958, was […]

World Heritage Nomination 2022-2023

World Heritage Nomination 2022-2023: The Union Ministry of Culture has nominated Sacred Ensembles of the Hoysalas temples for consideration as a World Heritage site for the year 2022-2023. The sacred ensembles of the Hoysalas, built in the 12th-13th centuries and represented by the three components of Belur, Halebid and Somnathapura in Karnataka. All these three […]