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Gujarat’s Modhera Sun Temple And Vadnagar Town Are On UNESCO Heritage Sites Provisional List



Gujarat's Modhera Sun Temple And Vadnagar Town Are On UNESCO Heritage Sites Provisional List

Gujarat’s tourism is again on the roll and this time added to the UNESCO heritage sites provisional list. The places added to the list are Gujarat’s Modhera Sun Temple and Vadnagar Town. 

Talking about the overall country, around 52 sites are welcomed on the UNESCO tentative list. There have been nominations that the state considered to be part of the same. One of the new additions also includes the Unakoti sculptures. Coming back to the sun temple at Modhera is situated in Gujarat’s Vadnagar town. It has many rock-cut sculptures, including these of Unakoti in Tripura. They all have been added to the tentative list of UNESCO. 


The world heritage Site UNESCO is definitely an achievement to achieve and these places have been added to the same. If you don’t know the tentative list of UNESCO, let us define it for you- this is an inventory of the selected properties. Each state party intends to nominate one to add to the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO. 

India has a complete 52 sites added to the UNESCO tentative list of world heritage sites. This list has all the rich cultural heritage and showcases the natural wealth of India. You’ll see a huge diversity of the heritage- from the selected architectural structures, manuscripts, monuments, and history of incredible India! Prime minister Narendra Modi has a dynamic vision and leadership to get incredible India on a pedestal. He’s all ready to add more sites to this World Heritage List. The union culture ministry G. Kishan Reddy reported the same on his social media handle, Twitter. 

And why not, everyone should see the cultural diversity of the country- India is a big country filled with many religions and cultural history. This has to be showcased to the world and hence the prime minister is all set to launch the same.

Much research was done by the Archaeological Survey of India or ASI where the experts got their hands on monuments and places. These all were well researched by the team and got the chance to be included in the world heritage nomination. The team’s efforts are worth mentioning along with Narendra Modi’s initiative. The same was tweeted by union culture ministry G. Kishan Reddy- and people appreciated the same. After all, India is moving ahead on the world map! 

ASI is all in to work towards a big boost on Indian cultural heritage and we cannot wait. Sun temple is represented by Surya dev and is one of the earlier temples to be found. It has a unique architectural and decorative detail that defines Solanki’s style. Vadnagar is also an old city that comes under the Mehsana district of Gujarat and has a Multi-layered history.

You can see many such masterpieces in the same list and are thrilled to welcome some more. With the mixed efforts of the people, we can see more and more heritages to be added to the list! 


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