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Temple photographs exhibition opened

MINISTER OF State for Culture Laxmikant Sharma inaugurated an exhibition of photographs of temple architecture of Madhya Pradesh at the State Archaeology Museum here today.

india Updated: Apr 19, 2006 01:21 IST

MINISTER OF State for Culture Laxmikant Sharma inaugurated an exhibition of photographs of temple architecture of Madhya Pradesh at the State Archaeology Museum here today.

The exhibition to mark World Heritage Day is being organised under the joint auspices of the Directorate of Archaeology Archive and Museum, Madhya Pradesh and Archaeological Survey of India, Bhopal circle.

Photographs of rare forms of ancient temples established in far off areas of the State have specially been displayed at the exhibition.A model of the 2400-year old ‘Gaj Prashthakar Mandir’ has also been displayed at the exhibition.

This temple has been carved out of the relics excavated in Vidisha township. Beautiful photographs of the temple architecture of the Gupta Period, Pratihar Mandir, Kalchuri Mandir, Chandel Mandir, Kachchapachha Mandir, Parmar Mandir and
other photographs have been displayed in the exhibition.

The best photographs of Shiv Mandir of Jamli Ghat, Laxman Mandir of Gohad (Bhind), Tilkeshwar Mandir (Ujjain), Siddheshwar Mandir of Nemawar (Dewas), Mahakal Mandir of Ujjain, Mahadev Mandir of Nohata, Mahamaya Mandir of Lanji (Balaghat), Choubis Khamba Mandir (Ujjain), Chaturbhuj Mandir (Maheshwar), Surya Mandir, Sesai (Shivpuri), Kakanmath Mandir (Morena), Shiv
Mandir (Bhojpur) and world renowned Khajuraho Temples have been put on show at the exhibition.
Commissioner of Archaeology Neelam Shami Rao and Superintending Archaeologist of the Archaeological Survey of India, Bhopal, K K Mohammed were present on the occasion. The exhibition will remain open from 2 pm to 9 pm daily up to May 7 next except Mondays.

First Published: Apr 19, 2006 01:21 IST