Panaji (Goa) – The Directorate of Archives and Archaeology has begun the search operation for Hindu temples destroyed by the Portuguese during their barbaric rule in Goa. The State Government has ordered the Directorate to prepare a list of archaeological sites.
Goa begins work on restoring temples destroyed by Portuguese: CM https://t.co/6UbO4vP1D6
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Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant had announced during the State budget that the temples destroyed by the Portuguese would be restored. The Directorate of Archives and Archaeology has a comprehensive list of sites of archaeological significance, and it has undertaken a survey of all the sites. There are 50 sites of archaeological importance in the State and these sites have been notified by the Directorate of Archives and Archaeology. 21 sites of archaeological importance have been notified by the Archaeological Survey of India, and many sites of historical significance are dilapidated. At present, the Directorate does not have a list of destroyed sites. It will be prepared in due course.