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DEVAYATANAM | Conference on Indian Temple Architecture

DEVAYATANAM- Relevance for UPSC Exam

  • GS Paper 1: Indian History- Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, Literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.

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Why DEVAYATANAM in news?

  • Recently, Union Minister for Culture inaugurated the conference on Indian Temple Architecture titled “DEVAYATANAM – An Odyssey of Indian Temple Architecture”.
  • The Union Government has also proposed Hoysala temples of Belur and Somnathpur to the UNESCO World Heritage.

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DEVAYATANAM: Conference on Indian Temple Architecture

  • About: In a celebration under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is organizing a two-day international conference ‘Devayatanam- An odyssey of Indian temple architecture.
    • The Conference on Indian Temple Architecture is in line with 5 V’s, i. e. Vikas (development), Virasat (heritage), Vishwas (trust), Vignan (knowledge).
    • These are expected to lead us to become a vishwaguru so that India shows the world the way.
  • Importance: Conference on Indian Temple Architecture deliberated upon the philosophical, religious, social, economic, technical, scientific, art and architectural aspects of the temple.
  • When and Where?
    • ‘Devayatanam – An odyssey of Indian temple architecture is being celebrated on 25th & 26th February, 2022 at Hampi, Karnataka.
  • Objective: The aim of the conference on Indian Temple Architecture is to create interest among scholars and students alike, to learn and respect our heritage.
    • Conference on Indian Temple Architecture provides a platform to discuss, deliberate and disseminate to the world the grandeur of Indian temples, art and architecture.

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Conference on Indian Temple Architecture: Importance of Temples

  • Approximately 10 of India’s 40 UNESCO World Heritage Inscriptions are Hindu Temples in different architectural styles, patterns and symmetry.
  • Beautifully carved ancient temples are testimony to our glorious history, art, tradition, science & technology and various aspects and their study helps us in connecting the present with the past.
  • The temples promote unity, integrity, and civilization. They simultaneously-
    • Provide spiritual well-being to the soul,
    • Enlightenment through education,
    • Economic opportunities to the local community,
    • A creative outlet for the craftsmen, artists and artisans, and
    • Repository of our culture, and glory that shades on our past.

 

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