Friday, 10 July 2020

Medieval temple in Odisha discovered from river bed

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage team in Odisha made a significant discovery of finding a 500-year-old Lord Gopinath temple submerged in the Mahanadi River in Odisha’s Nayagar region.

As the world shut down and was fighting the terror of COVID-19, the Archaeological survey team of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) was busy exploring a 500-Year-Old temple that was submerged in Odisha’s Mahanadi River. This ancient Gopinath dedicated to Lord Krishna temple was submerged in the Mahanadi upstream from Cuttack.

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It was Deepak Kumar Nayak, a project assistant with INTACH, who explored and visited the site after a call from Rabindra Kumar Rana – a history enthusiast. In his words “This submerged temple is a story of the cruel side of the mighty Mahanadi which once swallowed down a happy habitat. “Satapatana”, a combination of seven neighbouring localities was located just in the bank of Mahanadi about 7kms away from Baideswar of Kataka district.”

via Lonely Planet India

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