Minister releases book on Khajuraho ‘Grandeur of Granite’
Culture Minister Laxmikant Sharma on Friday released a book “The Grandeur of
Granite: Shiv-Yogini Temples of Vyas Bhadora”, written by senior IAS officer
Ashok Shah, at Swaraj Bhavan.
on the occasion, the Minister said efforts would be made to project temple
complexes of Vyas Bhadora and Ashapuri on the world tourism map. He informed
that temples of Vyas Bhadora and Ashapuri are being renovated. Besides these
temples, DPRs are also being prepared for other monuments’ development. Lauding
the work of Ashok Shah, Sharma said the department would keep seeking his
cooperation. The most striking feature of Vyas Bhadora temples is that they
have been constructed with granite.
13th Finance Commission has sanctioned Rs 175 crore for
preservation of Madhya Pradesh’s archaeological monuments. The funds will be
utilised for preservation and augmentation of state’s archaeological monuments,
the minister said.
of the book Ashok Shah informed that village Vyas Bhadora is situated in
Chandla sub-tehsil of Chhatarpur district. Two out of 13 temple complexes over
there were declared as state-protected monuments by the State Government in the
year 1990. It is evident from architecture that temples of Vyas Bhadora were
built before Khajuraho temples.