India wins UNESCO Award for preserving Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala [ Current News (Concise) - Awards ]
About Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala: It is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva located in Thrissur district of Kerala. It has monumental towers on all four sides and also has a Kuttambalam (a kind of design) displaying monographs carved in wood.
- It is a classic example of the architectural style of Kerala and has Mural paintings representing various episodes from Mahabharata.
- The temple along with its mural paintings has been declared as a National Monument under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
About India winning UNESCO Award for preserving this temple:
- India has won the UNESCO prize ‘Award of Excellence’ 2015 for the conservation efforts of the Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala.
- This award is given for the conservation effort of sacred sites and its tangible aspects with conservation techniques emphasizing on architecture and construction.
- Published on: September 11, 2015