Ancient Hindu Temple Trans-located



The 1000-year-old Chaubees Avatar Vishnu Temple on the banks of Narmada River in Khandwa District of Madhya Pradesh was trans-located about 5 km from the original location. The temple was in the submergence area of the Indira Sagar Project. Hindustan Times reports:

The work was highly technical as the temple was first documented and numbered brick by brick, dismantled and then placed at the new location in the exact sequence.

A two-metre deep foundation was dug to provide a solid base to the temple and then steel rods and the ancient formulae lime-brick cement mixture was used to reconstruct the temple brick by brick.

New rocks of suitable composition were used at the spots from where original parts were missing and the damaged rocks were treated before being put in the reconstructed structure.