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World Heritage Day-UNESCO-World Heritage site of India

World Heritage Day-UNESCO-World Heritage site of India Part of: GS-I- CULTURE (PT-MAINS-PERSONALITY TEST) Every year 18th April is celebrated as the International Day for Monuments and Sites or the World Heritage Day. The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) established the day in 1982 and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved it in 1983. Since then,

Inscription on Krishnadevraya’s death (of Vijayanagar) discovered

Inscription on Krishnadevraya’s death (of Vijayanagar) discovered The first-ever epigraphical reference to the date of death of Vijayanagar king Krishnadevaraya has been discovered at Honnenahalli in the Tumakuru district. As per the inscription, Krishnadevaraya, one of the greatest emperors of India who ruled from the South, died on October 17, 1529, Sunday, and incidentally, this day was marked by a lunar eclipse. The inscription (written in Kannada) is engraved on a slab

6 new World Heritage Sites in Tentative list

6 new World Heritage Sites on the Tentative list Six of the nine sites submitted by the Archaeological Survey of India had been accepted by UNESCO for inclusion in the tentative list, which is a requirement before the final nomination of any site. The recently-included proposals are Ganga ghats in Varanasi Temples of Kancheepuram Satpura Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh The Maratha military architecture in Maharashtra The Hire Bengal megalithic site in Karnataka and Bhe

UNESCO strips Liverpool of its world heritage status

UNESCO strips Liverpool of its world heritage status The English city of Liverpool has been removed from UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites after the United Nations’ cultural agency found new buildings, including a football stadium, undermined the attractiveness of its Victorian docks. Liverpool was named a World Heritage Site in 2004, joining cultural landmarks such as the Great Wall of China and the Taj Mahal. After a vote in China by members of its World Heritage Comm

Mohenjo Daro UPSC

Mohenjo-Daro Image Source - Harappa Mohenjo Daro's World Heritage designation was in danger due to severe rainfall in the Sindh region, according to a warning from Pakistan's Department of Archaeology. The Mohenjo Daro archaeological sites had a record-breaking rainfall of 779.5 mm between August 16 and August 26, 2022, which caused "severe damage to the site and partial falling of numerous walls, including the protecting wall of the stupa dome." The natural ca

Ahom Burial Mounds in Assam

Ahom Burial Mounds in Assam The Charaideo Maidams in Assam has just been selected as a candidate for the UNESCO World Heritage Center by the Union Government. More on the news: From among the 52 locations across the nation seeking for  the World Heritage Site tag, The Prime Minister chose Maidams mound burial site of Assam. A team of the UNESCO National Heritage Committee would visit Assam in September to inspect the Maidams and take a decision in March next year. There

Peralassery Subrahmanya Temple pond

The Peralassery Subrahmanya Temple pond in Kannur, Kerala has found place in the list of 75 water heritage sites of India. It is locally known as Aynivyal pond. It is situated on the banks of the Anjarakandy River. There is no provision under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 to declare a site as a “Water Heritage Site” under Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). However, the Ministry of Jal Shakti had constituted a Commit

Srimukhalingam Temple

ASI assures to send note to UNESCO over inclusion of Srimukhalingam temple in Andhra Pradesh in world heritage structures’ list. Avatar - Sri Mukha Lingam Shiva temple is very old temple where Shiva lingam is appeared as Mukha (Face) Avatar. Generally, Shiva lingams do not have the facial carving and hence the temple at Sri Mukhalingam is different from the other Shiva temples. Construction - This temple is said to have been constructed during the 8th century by Kamarn

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