ASI Excavation Near Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum

Published on: 29 Apr, 2014
Published under: General Kerala News, Thiruvananthapuram District News

Kerala State Archaeology Department started the excavation near famous Padmanabhaswamy Temple in Trivandrum when they found underground stairs at the northern entrance of the temple.

According to B. Mohanachandran, In-charge, Excavations Wing, State Archaeology Department, the process had just begun with the tarred portions near the steps being drilled and removed. There was nothing new that was discovered on Monday and any more information on the steps and the parts of the structure that were visible so far was likely to emerge only after further excavations on Tuesday.

The discoveries were made when workers began digging a trench, which is now about five feet deep, for the installation of electro-hydraulic bollards and other security apparatus by the police on the road leading to the temple.

Apart from the steps, red bricks and slab-like blocks of laterite, which Mr. Mohanachandran said were plastered, indicating that it was part of a proper structure which could be part of a building or a wall, too were found just below the tarred surface on the other end of the trench, adjacent to the office of the State Archaeology Department towards the west side of the road.

Src- http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/excavation-begins-near-padmanabhaswamy-temple/article5957263.ece

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