Centenary function to be held at Masroor temple on April 18

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By : Mohan Verma

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) would celebrate its centenary function in the complex of ancient rock carved Masroor temple in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh on April 18, 2014.

With motive to preserve the archaeological interest monuments, ancient temples, buildings and landmarks, ASI was established in April 1914.

This function is organised to aware the people of this hill state about the importance of preservation of such heritage structures. A press release issued by Assistant Director of PIB Shimla, Mr. Tara Singh said at Shimla on Wednesday.

An exhibition depicting world heritages and land marks under 100 years patronage of ASI are to be showcased by means of paintings and pictures in this event.

This exhibition would remain in the temple complex from April 18 to 20, 2014 and a drawing competition is also to be held for students. During the function ASI would provide free of cost access to the Masroor temple. Masroor temple has also completed one hundred years under ASI.

This temple is considered as one from the ancient days when Pandavas who visited this hill state during their exile in the forest and carved out number of such temples out of rocks in the state.