Government organises international conference on Temples “‘Devayatanam”

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The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)  under  the  Ministry of Culture, Government of India is organising a two-day international conference ‘Devayatanam – An odyssey of Indian temple architecture on 25th - 26th February, 2022 at Hampi, Karnataka. 

  • The Union Minister for Culture, Tourism  G Kishan Reddy will inaugurate the conference.

  • The inaugural session will take place at Pattabhirama Temple, Hampi while the academic sessions will be held in Auditorium, Kannada University, Hampi.


  • Hampi is situated along the Tungabhadra river in Karnataka.

  • It is a UNESCO (United Nations Scientific Educational and Cultural Organisation ). world heritage site. India has a total of 40 sites in the UNESCO  world heritage site list. The 40th is Dholavira in Gujarat. 

  • Hampi was the capital of the Vijayanagara empire in the 14th century 

  • Among the attractions of Hampi are beautiful temples, ruins of palaces, remains of aquatic structures, ancient market streets, and royal pavilions.

  • The Hampi stone temple is printed on the reverse side of Rs 50 notes.

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