Planning for Conservation of Temple Precinct in Tamilnadu: A Case of KanchipuramJournal: International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR) (Vol.10, No. 7)
Publication Date: 2021-07-15
Authors : Elwin Martin; Anjana Murali;
Page : 869-873
Keywords : Temple precinct; planning for conservation; heritage; multi-cult; Religious cities;
Temple Precincts of India are unique to its region. Its significance of cultural and religious influences are noteworthy that there are both religious and commercial activities associated with them (Dr.Binodbiharisatpathy). Most of the religious cities in India have a radial planning and perform diligently to fulfil the various needs of the population (Thilagam, N Lakshmi, 2015). Among the many temple towns of India, Kanchipuram is a city known as a multi-cult center with multiple temple development (Thilagam, N Lakshmi, 2015). Over time, the city has evolved to support the needs of its inhabitants with development that are being restricted to the city periphery. This sort of spread causes vanishing the imagebilty of city. Due to the character lose there is the need of planning for conservation in Kanchipuram (HRIDAY, 2015). A thorough analysis of the temple town, its significance, ideologies and functioning can give one a fair idea about the city, its context and performance. The study aims to combine the aspects of planning conservation to critically analyses the temple precinct. The study also focus on understanding the religious heritage of the region along with identification of factors forming the basis of the concept.
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