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INTACH proposes Gavipuram as model heritage ward

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BANGALORE:It is a blend of history and modernity, reminding the urbane Bangalore of its rich cultural and historical heritage.

From the rare natural rock cave dating back to hundreds of years ago to the modern institutions, Gavipuram in Bangalore South, provides the quintessential Bangalorean a rare nostalgic moment.

At a time when the city's rapid growth has come at the cost of many landmark monuments, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), Bangalore chapter, has proposed Gavipuram to become a model heritage ward that could help in preservation and conservation of the heritage precincts.

Gavipuram, possibly a pleasant village of gentle hills, water bodies, fertile fields and security offered by the terrain, is among the few spots where the modern city of Bangalore has evolved from, a release from INTACH said.

For the heritage buffs, the area offers rare cave temple dedicated to Lord Gangadhareshwara with the Ninth Century pillars belonging to the Ganga dynasty, the 12 {+t} {+h} Century additions by the Hoysala and the 16 {+t} {+h} Century renovations by the Vijayanagar rulers; Kempambudhi tank built in the 1540s by Kempegowda I, the watch tower built by Kempegowda II around 1600 and the historic Sunkenahalli.

“We are proposing the conservation of the heritage areas and trying to create awareness among the public and political representatives,” INTACH member Pankaj Modi told The Hindu.

Dialogue

The INTACH and Udaybhanu Kala Sangha will host a project-based dialogue on April 18 to mark the World Heritage Day. The dialogue will be held at Udaybhanu Kala Sangha auditorium at 10 a.m.

For details, contact Ph: 26601831 or 9845016781.

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