History & Culture

Karnataka has most temples, mosques under ASI in India


Karnataka has the most temples and mosques being watched over by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in the country at 242 temples and 36 mosques informed minister of culture (independent charge), Mahesh Sharma. On the whole, there are 1076 temples and 250 mosques as of national importance under the ASI.

With 132 temples and 62 mosques, Uttar Pradesh comes second while Madhya Pradesh with 96 temples and 20 mosques comes in third.

The year of construction in respect of temples and mosques under ASI varies from 4th to 19th Century for temples and 12th to 19th Century for mosques. The ancient temples and mosques declared as of national importance are in fairly good state of preservation and maintenance. These are periodically conserved, scientifically preserved and maintained as per established principles of conservation as and when needed, subject to availability of resources said the minister.

Musafir Namah Bureau



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