Word File - UNESCO World Heritage Centre
... and historical heritage covering over 2,000 years from the 3rd century BC to the 15th century AD representing most of
the important dynastic changes over the period. Bhubaneswar is dubbed the “Temple City” – a nom-de-plume earned
because of the 700 temples which once stood here. It still boasts of a ...
divine aspects of hindu temples in concept and design
... (archaa) manifestation of the divine power. The icon inside in it is the ―inner controller‖
(antaryamin), corresponding to the divine presence in the ―cavity of the heart‖ of each
individual being. The Vimana over the sanctum represents the ―glory‖ (vaibhava) aspect of
the divine. The crown vessel o ...
Temple Entry Proclamation
The Temple Entry Proclamation issued by Maharaja Chithira Thirunal Balarama Varma in 1936 abolished the ban on the so-called 'low-caste people' or avarnas from entering Hindu temples in the Princely State of Travancore (now part of Kerala, India).The proclamation was a milestone in the history of Travancore and later in rest of Kerala as well.Today, the Temple Entry proclamation day is considered as social reformation day by the Government of Kerala.