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The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Ministry of Culture, is the premier organization for the archaeological researches and protection of the cultural heritage of the nation. Maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance is the prime concern of the ASI. Besides it regulate all archaeological activities in the country as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958. It also regulates Antiquities and Art Treasure Act, 1972.

For the maintenance of ancient monuments and archaeological sites and remains of national importance the entire country is divided into 24 Circles. The organization has a large work force of trained archaeologists, conservators, epigraphist, architects and scientists for conducting archaeological research projects through its Circles, Museums, Excavation Branches, Prehistory Branch, Epigraphy Branches, Science Branch, Horticulture Branch, Building Survey Project, Temple Survey Projects and Underwater Archaeology Wing.

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Virupaksha Temple And Bazaar, Hampi

BRIEF HISTORY:The temple of virupaksha or pampapati on the banks of river Tungabhadra is tuteliary diety of...

Ruined Gateway With Lofty Pillars To The West Of Vitthala Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:This is an ornate but incomplete gopura to the north of Kings balance and to the south-west of the...

Old Siva Temple On The North-east Side Of Vitthala Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:: It is a Vishnu temple facing south with a bazar in front flanked by colonnades. This temple,...

King’s Balance

BRIEF HISTORY:It is to the south-east of the Vitthala temple and is said to be a structure meant for the...

Vitthala Temple

BRIEF HISTORY:The Vitthala temple represents the highest achievement of the Vijayanagara style of art and...

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