Published on: January 10, 2022

MONUMENTS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE

MONUMENTS OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE

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http://embeecavaliers.com/ Adi Sankaracharya’s birthplace in Kerala likely to be declared as national monument

What is an Ancient Monument:

According to the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958, any structure, sculpture, inscription, etc., which is in existence for not less than 100 years is termed ancient.

Who declares

  • Designated by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)
  • Authorises the central government to “maintain, protect and promote the site”, which may be considered of significant historical importance, as mandated by the Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.
  • Currently, there are around 3,600 monuments of national importance being protected by the ASI.

The Place

  • Adi Shankaracharya was born in Kalady
  • It is on River Poorna/Periyar
  • At present there is Sringeri Mutt , Tomb of Shankar’s mother and other temples here