Panel to protect temple murals

Special Correspondent

CHENNAI: The Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Board will constitute an expert committee in the State to protect murals and stone carvings in temples. The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Secretariat on Tuesday.

Maintenance of idols with assistance and expertise of State and Central Archaeological departments, protecting stone carvings during temple festivals, translating epigraphy from temples into Tamil, protecting them and displaying the translated version in temples for the benefit of devotees were some of the other decisions.

Conducting awareness programmes on protecting art works in temples was also discussed.

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