May 31, 2022
Upgrade your UPSC Preparation with our Daily dose of Current Affairs. In today’s edition, we will discuss Jagannath Temple Heritage Corridor Project. Check the topic’s relevance from the UPSC CSE point of view.
For Prelims: Current Events of National and International Importance.
For Mains: Indian Culture - Salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
A sculpture of a lion, which possibly dates back to the Ganga dynasty, was found during excavation for the controversial heritage corridor project around the 12th century Jagannath Temple in Puri, Odisha by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
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Jagannath Temple in Puri is a fine specimen of the Pancharath style of Odissian temple architecture. Comment
|About Jagannath Temple:|
It was constructed by a famous king of Ganga Dynasty Ananta Varman Chodaganga Deva dating back to the 12th century.
It is a fine specimen of the Pancharath style of Odissian temple architecture.
It is one of the Dhamas (Holiest of the holy place) out of four Dhamas i.e., Puri, Dwarika, Badrinath & Rameswar.
The Main Temple shrine consists of four distinct buildings:
The Vimana or the Great Temple
Jagamohan or the Hall of Audience
Natamandapa or the Dancing Hall Bhogamandapa or the Refractory.
The temple has four gates at the Eastern, Southern, Western and Northern mid-points of the outer wall, known as: SIMHADWARA (Lion’s Gate) ASHWA DWARA (Horse’s Gate) VYAGRHARA DWARA (Tiger’s Gate) HASTI DWARA (Elephant’s Gate)
Image Source: Government of Odisha
News Source: The Hindu
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