ReclaimTemples: Revival of Heritage and Culture of Bharat

#ReclaimTemples is an aspiration, an objective and a movement to revive and rebuild the ancestral Heritage monuments of Bharat.

More than 2 lakh Heritage monuments now lie in ruins and abandoned across Bharat. Many are in their last stages of decay, many have been lost to vandalism, heritage thieves and also encroachment.

We will be forming Heritage teams in all districts across Bharat and making Heritage conservation a popular movement to Reclaim our Heritage and Culture. We have already formed teams in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telengana. However to push the activities we need resources to meet expenses of our volunteers and also the project.

We are looking to appoint full time volunteers in all districts in above mentioned states in year 2018-19. The volunteers will be visiting the Heritage sites and coordinating the activities on ground. There is a minimum commitment we need to make to our volunteers on ground. Hence we started this fundraiser. 

We are also looking to provide grants to citizen and student groups who are working on conservation projects. Many of these groups are severely short of resources and support and are approaching us for assistance. 

We are also providing scholarship to nurture intellectualism and research on Indology. Also awareness videos are being made to spread the history and status of our Heritage monuments and the need for conservation.


This is our budget for activities for year 2018-19. Resources will help us accelerate the activities and make targeted interventions wherever required in interest of the goals outlined. We believe that we can make a difference on ground with your support and revive our Heritage and Pride.

https://swarajyamag.com/culture/reclaiming-heritage-one-temple-at-a-time

https://www.worldhindunews.com/2018/04/24/61233/reclaimtemples-a-landmark-program-empowering-hindu-temples-across-bharat/
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29th April 2018
Dear Supporters,

Thank you for your love and support.

We had started the process of locating the Heritage monuments of Bharat. In first phase we had mapped the Heritage monuments under supervision of Archaeological Survey of India. The google map we have made is available via www.reclaimtemples.com/ASImap

In second phase we are undertaking the mapping of Heritage monuments which are lying abandoned and in ruins across Bharat. In our estimate, more than 2 lakh+ such monuments exists across Bharat. Undertaking the mapping of such a level requires huge resources. We have decided to embark and depend on crowdsourced efforts for this 2nd phase.

We have developed an Android app, through which volunteers and general public can submit details of ancient Hindu temples and Heritage monuments in their locality. There is provision for recording GPS coordinates, photos and videos of the site. The submitted data is recorded in our server. The app also have a map view where by people can see the Heritage monuments in their locality, also share the details via social media.

The Android app is available for download via https://whitelabelappsheet.blob.core.windows.net/apks/e30e060f-0a9b-4433-b2c7-67cc03a07dd7.apk

In other update, we are going ahead with the #ReclaimTemples project in Kerala to rebuild 300 ancient Hindu temples that were destroyed during Mysorean invasion and 1921 insurgency.

The rebuilding of ancient Hindu temple at Vaniyannur  in Cheriyamundam, Tirur Malappuram district of Kerala is progressing. The broken idols, temple stone and pillars are now being excavated from the well. We had to bring in cranes to lift the massive temple stones and pillars from well. The updates can be tracked via

https://reclaimtemples.com/cheriyamundam-vaniyanur-siva-temple-malappuram-kerala/

We have also started the revival of second temple at Alathiyur village in Tirur Malappuram district Kerala. It is a Subrahmanya temple and was destroyed during 1921 insurgency.



Its due to your support that we could meet the development and deployment cost of the Android app, expenses incurred by our volunteers, documentation, as well as the cost incurred in rebuilding the temple in Vaniyanur Malappuram Kerala. Its your generous donations, and heartfelt support that inspired us to start the revival and rebuilding of the second temple at Alathiyur village in Malappuram Kerala.

We are very indebted to you for the support and warm words and helping us work on ground to revive the glorious Heritage of Bharat.

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