Srirangam Temple Among Five Tamil Nadu Sites In Unesco Tentative List

Date 2012/10/17 10:00:14 | Topic: Hindu Press International

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KUMBAKONAM, INDIA, October 15, 2012 (India Times): The Union minister for culture, Kumari Selja on Sunday visited famous temples around Kumbakonam and said that the culture ministry has included five sites in Tamil Nadu, including the famous Lord Sri Ranganathar temple in Srirangam, in the tentative list for UNESCO world heritage status.

She was on a heritage tour to Thanjavur on Saturday and on Sunday she visited some famous temples including the Lord Iravatheeswarar temple in Kumbakonam. Later, addressing media persons in Swamymalai, Selja said that Fort St. George in Chennai, Kazhugumalai in Tirunelveli district, Chettinad in Sivaganga district and Pulicat Lake in Tiruvallur district are the other four sites included in the list for world heritage status. Moreover, if the state government and the local administration send the proposal, the Centre would consider them for inclusion of the sites in the world heritage status list, she added.



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