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Temples on Mysuru palace premises getting a facelift

MYSURU: The Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, with funding from the Muzurai and Tourism departments, has taken up restoration of the main temples on the Mysuru palace premises.

It has also initiated work on restoration of a few protected monuments in the district, reports The Hindu.

The palace temples include the Shwethavaraha Swamy temple, Trinayaneshwara temple, Gayatri temple, Bhuvaneshwari temple, Lakshmiramana temple, and Prasanna Krishnaswamy temple.

While Shwethavaraha Swamy temple is being restored at a cost of ₹30 lakh, the Rajagopura of Lakshmiramana temple is being renovated using ₹25 lakh, according to officials from the Department of Archaeology. A sum of ₹25 lakh is being spent on the Gayatri temple and ₹38 lakh on Kote Maramma temple adjoining the palace fort.

The popular Ganesha and Anjaneyaswamy temples adjoining the palace are being spruced up at cost of ₹5 lakh. This is the first time these temples are being renovated in recent years. Officials say the works will be completed in a few months.

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