Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palanichamy was presented with which award for the cultural heritage conservation activities taken up at the iconic Ranganathaswamy temple in Srirangam (Tiruchy) without altering its original splendour?
The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Edappadi K Palanichamy was presented with UNESCO Award of Merit for the conservation activities taken up at the iconic Ranganathaswamy Temple located at Srirangam Tiruchirapalli without affecting the traditional splendours of the temple. The award was given by the UNESCO Asia Pacific (awards for cultural heritage conservation of historic structures without affecting their heritage value) region for the reconstruction activities of the temple.
Located in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple is a Hindu temple. The temple is constructed in the Dravidian Architecture and is dedicated to Ranganatha (a reclining form of the Hindu deity Vishnu). This temple is among the 108 Divya Desams dedicated to Vishnu. Srirangam which is also known as Thiruvarangam in Tamil is an island in South India. Actually, Srirangam is part of the city Tiruchirapalli.
Tamil Nadu is one of the 29 states of India. Located in the southern part of the country the ‘Tamil Country’ or ‘The land of Tamils’, Tamil Nadu shares its borders with the south Indian states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala. Tamil Nadu also shares its borders with the union territory of Puducherry. Tamil Nadu is surrounded by the Eastern Ghats to the north, the Anamalai Hills and the Nilgiri Hills to the west. Apart from the hills, Tamil Nadu is surrounded by the Bay of Bengal to the east. The Gulf of Mannar and the Palk Strait lies to the southeast of the state. One of the major oceans of the world, The Indian Ocean comes to the south of Tamil Nadu. The state was formed on 26th January 1950 with Chennai (Madras) being the capital of the state. There are 32 districts in the state with Chennai being the largest city. Banwarilal Purohit is the Governor of the state. Tamil is being spoken in the state with English being the additional official language.
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