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Posted on 08/12/2013


Photo taken on May 29, 2013



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Destruction and Renovation

Destruction and Renovation
"With destruction comes renovation."
(From "I Know This Much Is True"
by Wally Lamb)

This is the ground floor of the Gurudham temple complex which lies in ruins near Durgakund in Varanasi (Benaras).
In order to avoid a complete breakdown of the roof of this building with a unique architecture, the archaeological department has made a temporary arrangement with bamboo to support the ceiling.
Each brick of the temple is laid on auspicious muhurt and each and every detail of the construction like measurement of cubicles, verandah and dome, number of stairs and their heights and pictures inscribed on its eight gates, defines one or more symbolic explanations.
The complete renovation and restoration of this cultural heritage is a race against time and needs an urgent awareness campaign with communication and cooperation…

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Polyrus
Polyrus
An interesting image & notes.

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