India wins UNESCO Award for preserving Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala (Download PDF)


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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.

Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala

Sree Vadakkumnathan Temple in Kerala

Winner of UNESCO Award

  • 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/Last Modified on: September 11, 2015


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