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Rebirth of a Forgotten Temple Complex - Bateshwar

Rebirth of a Forgotten Temple Complex - Bateshwar

 Quick Info
India Habitat Center,​
Gulmohar Hall,
Lodhi Road, Delhi
Meeting Time 2/7/2015 6:45:00 PM
Meeting Point Gulmohar Hall, IHC
Nearest Metro JLN Stadium
(900 mts.)
 Charges None
 Type Heritage Durbar (Talk)
 Speaker K. K. Muhammad
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Feb 7

Rebirth of a Forgotten Temple Complex - Bateshwar India Habitat Center
When: 07:00 PM

2/7/2015 7:00:00 PM 2/7/2015 9:00:00 PM 68 Rebirth of a Forgotten Temple Complex - Bateshwar Bateshwar Temple Complex, comprising of 200 Shiva & Vishnu Temples was long forgotten and lost in deep ravines of Chambal. Then came Sh. K. K. Muhammad, who brought them back to life. India Habitat Center Youth for Heritage Foundation false DD/MM/YYYY

About the Event

Bateshwar complex, spread in 10 hectares of land in ravines of Chambal near Morena District of Madhya Pradesh comprises of nearly 200 Hindu Temples. The shrines of Bateshwar temple-complex are dedicated mostly to Shiva and a few to Vishnu. The temples are made of sandstone and belong to the 8-10th century CE. They were built during the reign of Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty, 300 years before Khajuraho temples were built. This complex was long forgotten and badly damaged with time. Shri K.K. Muhammed, then superintendent, Bhopal circle of Archaeological Survey of India took the responsibility of restoring it to its original glory in 2005. He had to take help of dacoits of Chambal to restore these temples and later faced heat of mining mafia.

About the Speaker

Sh. K. K. Muhammad needs no introduction. He retired as Regional Director of Archaeological Survey of India. Prior to that, he served the head of Delhi, Bhopal, Agra and Goa circles. His contribution to the heritage of India is unmatched. Being one of the leading archaeologists of India, Mr. Muhammed is now a Project Director with Aga Khan Trust for Culture and working to protect the Monuments in and around Hyderabad.

How to Reach

By Car: From AIIMS, reach Safdarjung Tomb and turn right on Lodhi Road. Take another Right from the Islamic Centre on Lodhi Road. Turn left immediately into the (IHC) gates and park in IHC Basement.
If coming from Nizamuddin side, take the service lane from Airforce Bal Bharti School. Take left into the gates of IHC and park
By Metro: Get down at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium and you may walk upto the IHC. Some may also choose to get down at Jor Bagh Metro Station or the Khan Market Station. A battery/auto rikshaw can help you reach the venue easily
By Bus: India Habitat Centre is a famous bus stop on Lodhi Road, well connected by many routes.
Once at India Habitat Centre, come to Gulmohar Hall on first floor opposite Stein Auditorium

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