Bhubaneswar: Amidst COVID-19 pandemic the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has planned to open non-living monuments and sites, and museums under its Bhubaneswar circle, from July 6 for the public in Odisha.
As per the press note issued by the ASI, in Bhubaneswar, caves, and other monuments or ruins situated on the Udayagiri and Khandagiri hills, ancient remains inside and outside the rampart of Sisupalagarh as well as Raja-Rani Temple will be opened to public from the scheduled date. In Cuttack, the ancient monuments of famous Barabati Fortress will be opened.
Here’s the list of Non-Living Monuments/Sites and Museums under ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle to be opened from July 6, 2020:
|1.||Churanga Garh Fort locally known as Sarangarh||Dadhapatana (Churangarh)||Cuttack & Khordha|
|2.||2.||Asoka Rock Inscription||Pandya (Jaugada)||Ganjam|
|3.||3.||Paramaguru Temple together with adjacent area||Bhubaneswar||Khordha|
|4.||4.||Papnasini Tank together with adjacent area||Bhubaneswar||Khordha|
|6.||6.||Rock inscription of the edicts of Asoka and the sculpture of elephant||Dhauli (Bhubaneswar)||Khordha|
|7.||7.||Small rock cut cell with a niche and an inscription of Santikara, a Bhauma King||Dhauli (Bhubaneswar)||Khordha|
|8.||8.||All ancient caves, structures and other monuments or remains that are situated on the Udayagiri and the Khandagiri hills||Jagamara (Bhubaneswar)||Khordha|
|9.||9.||Ancient remains inside and outside the rampart, mostly buried||Sisupalgarh (Bhuabneswar)||Khordha|
|11.||1.||Ruined Fortress||Chaudwar (Agrahat, Bandalas, Chattisa, Govindjew Patna)||Cuttack|
|12.||2.||Ruins of the Buddhist temples and images||Bandareswar (Lalitagiri)||Cuttack|
|13.||3.||The ancient monuments of Barabati Fortress and the ruins and remains of all ancient edifices, walls, gateways, etc., save and excepting the Mosque||Barabati (Cuttack)||Cuttack|
|14.||4.||Ruins of Buddhist temples and images||Nalitgiri (Lalitgiri)||Cuttack|
|15.||5.||Four colossal images named- (i) Varahi, (ii) Chamunda, (iii) Indrani and (iv) Kalijuga in the compound of the Sub- Divisional Officer’s Quarters||Sub-Collector’s residential complex (Jajpur Town)||Jajpur|
|16.||6.||Three Buddhist Images||Sub-Collector’s residential complex (Jajpur Town)||Jajpur|
|17.||7.||Old hill containing many valuable sculptures and images||Ratnagiri||Jajpur|
|18.||8.||Udayagiri Hill, Old hill containing many valuable sculptures, images and inscriptions, etc. of Buddhist age which require protection. On the top, there is a Math and a small temple of Mahakal||Chandia (Udayagiri)||Jajpur|
|19.||9.||Ancient Buddhist Site, Langudi Hill||Langudi Hill||Jajpur|
|20.||10.||The Mahratta Bridge known as Attharanulla (eighteen arches bridge) and also as Tentulimal Bridge||Siriapur (Jajpur Town)||Jajpur|
|21.||11.||The Monolith (a massive stone pillar). Also called Chandeswar pillar||Siriapur (Jajpur -Town)||Jajpur|
|22.||12.||Paintings on the rock locally known as Ravana Chhaya and other ancient monuments and remains||Sitabhinji (Danguapasi)||Keonjhar|
|26.||16.||Ruins of Ancient Fort||Haripur||Mayurbhanj|
|27.||17.||Vikramkhol Rock Inscriptions||Vikramkhol||Jharsuguda|
|1.||Rock-cut Vishnu||Rasol (Bhimakand at NTPC)||Anugul|
|29.||2.||Chausathi Yogini Temple together with Three MinorShrines and adjacent land||Jharial||Balangir|
|30.||3.||Ananta Sayi Vishnu||Saranga||Dhenkanal|
|31.||4.||Ancient site of Asurgarh Fort||Asurgarh||Kalahandi|
Archaeological Museums under ASI, Bhubaneswar Circle
- Archaeological Museum, Ratnagiri, Dist- Jajpur, Odisha.
- Archaeological Museum, Lalitagiri, Dist- Cuttack, Odisha.