Technical team of Archaeology Department, Government of Chhattisgarh inspecting Bhoramdeo temple in Kabirdham district on Thursday.
Staff Reporter :
The experts said that the condition of Bhomardeo temple is very good in comparison to other temples built in the 11th century in State
A technical team of Archaeology Department, Government of Chhattisgarh inspected Bhoramdeo temple in Kabirdham district on Thursday. The technical team comprised of Deputy Director of the Archaeology Department Amrit Lal Paikra, Assistant Engineer Subhash Jain, Sub Engineer Dilip Sahu, Chemist Virendra Dhiwar and Cartographer Chetan Manhare. Kawardha Sub-Divisional Magistrate Vinay Soni, Deputy Collector Rashmi Verma and Bodla Tehsildar Aman Chaturvedi were also present on the occasion. The experts of Department of Archaeology said that the condition of Bhomardeo temple is very good in comparison to other temples built in the 11th century in Chhattisgarh. The technical team has prepared a report for the special cleaning of the upper part of the temple, re-filling the joints of stones and special coding in the direction of conservation and promotion of Bhoramdeo temple. The technical team closely inspected the Bhoramdeo temple complex and surrounding areas.
After the observation, the technical team informed Collector Ramesh Kumar Sharma about the real reasons behind the leakage of water in the sanctum sanctorum of the Bhoramdeo temple complex and the protection of the outer part. The team suggested to the District Administration about pruning the trees around the temple. The team said that during the autumn, the leaves of the surrounding trees have stuck in the upper part of the temple, due to which the water is not being drained out properly. The team of experts from the Department of Archaeology conducted a survey in all four directions of the temple for fresh filling from the ground floor. On the report of Kabirdham District Administration to find out the real reasons for the seepage of rain water in the premises of Bhoramdeo temple, the technical team of the Archaeology Department inspected the temple premises. The experts of the technical team have suggested not use rice and chemical-rich gulal, sandalwood and vandan in the outer part of the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. Sub- Divisional Magistrate Vinay Soni said that usage of rice and chemical-laden gulal has been prohibited in Bhormedeo Pratibha. Temple Priest Ashish Shastri said that on the instructions of the district administration, the entry of rice and other chemical-containing materials in the sanctum has been banned.
A notice board has also been put up by the Management Committee to inform the general public. Speaking to ‘The Hitavada’, Kabirdham Collector Ramesh Sharma said that the district administration had intimated Director of the Culture and Archaeology Department about seepage in the Bhoramdeo Mandir during rainy season and after that, the technical team visited the temple premises to find out exact reasons of seepage. After inspection, the technical team will submit its report to the Director of Archaeology Department soon and after that, the preservation works of the temple will begin, Collector Sharma added. On the basis of the report of the technical team, preservation and promotion of the historic Bhoramdeo temple will be started by the Archaeology Department soon, Collector Sharma said.