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Stupas of Sannati to be renovated

SET TO CHANGE: A view of the Buddhist site at Sannati in Gulbarga district.

SET TO CHANGE: A view of the Buddhist site at Sannati in Gulbarga district.  

Team from MIT has started drawing up plans for the restoration project

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has decided to take up the much awaited restoration and reconstruction of the majestic stupas and other monuments found at the Buddhist site at Sannati in Chitapur taluk in Gulbarga district.

Chairman of the Sannati Development Authority S.M. Jaamdar told The Hindu here on Friday that a team of experts from the Manipal Institute of Technology, who had been given the responsibility of preparing a blueprint for restoration and reconstruction of the stupas, were already drawing up plans in this regard.

The MIT team was expected to submit a report, along with detailed proposals, by March-end. The ASI would evaluate the report before launching the restoration work, he said.

. The stupas found at Sannati were larger and artistically richer than the one at Sanchi. “After the restoration and reconstruction of the stupas at Sannati, they will emerge as the biggest and most artistically reconstructed stupas in India,” he said.

The State Government had handed over 16 acres of land near Sannati for excavation and research. The Sannati Development Authority had taken up developmental projects, including improving infrastructure for tourists and constructing a museum to display the artefacts, sculptures and other historical evidence recovered from the various Buddhist sites in the State. There was a proposal to establish a Pali Language Research Centre at Sannati, which had been sanctioned to Gulbarga University by the State Government, he said.



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