The 18th century temple bore the brunt of nature in 2013 flash floods which damaged the shrine and left the valley in shambles. The government has now taken the initiative to revive the holy shrine and start the repair work shortly.
The blue-print for the Kedarnath temple is ready according to which the western part of the building and the inner sanctum will be rennovated. The disaster hit building lead to chapped walls and fall of precious stones which is to be repaired. A stock of stones has been prepared which will be fixed in the voids. The team of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Doon Circle will leave for Kedarnath on May 5 for the purpose. Following which restoration work is expected to begin May 10 onwards.
A time period of three months will be available for the work this season. According to the sources, a sum of 75 to 80 lakhs will be sanctioned for the work for which the proposal has been sent to Managing Director, New Delhi.
The chances of acceptance of proposal is high. Archaeological Survey of India had a meeting with ASI Scientists branch, whose work is to take care of chemical preservation of the sanctum.
Kedarnath Temple falls in Rudraprayag district which is listed in most vulnerable Zone-5 category from the earthquake point of view. The rennovation will be done keeping the cruccial fact in mind.
ASI will also contemplate on the suggestions from IIT Chennai Geologists who are preparing the stability report on Kedarnath Temple. The reports will reveal if the region is prone to earthquake anytime soon.
News Source : Uttaranchal Today, Kedarnath
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