Not many know this but there was old Shiv Temple in the Fort near the Military Training area. The same as been taken over by the ASI in 2008-09 and they have upgraded it with new doors.
Ruined Shiva Temple
This Shiva temple was built in 12th century.
There were 108 Jain temples and 101 Shiva temples in the fort and the fort was built after demolishing many of these temples luckily 5 were spared out of which 2 are mosques now and 2 Jain temples and 1 Shiva temple.
Shiva Temple as located on Map
But the present condition of the temple is worse. When AAB tried to access the temple for the photos the gate was locked and with grass up to a feet high it was not advised by passers by to enter the premises as they said it will have snakes.
So team AAB entered from the rear side and took the pics and the temple from inside looked completely empty.
The ASI board is visible on one side of this temple, but lack of interest will make this ruined temple into ruins again.
ASI should take proper care and not juts put a board at the site.
ABB Says : With inputs from Bramhanand Chipre – http://kamalbasti.blogspot.com/
Source : http://allaboutbelgaum.com/
This entry was posted on July 30, 2010 at Friday, July 30, 2010 . You can follow any responses to this entry through the comments feed .