A conservation project that digitally maps stone inscriptions in the city has led to the discovery of the 11th-century Siddeshwara temple.
Story so far: The Mythic Society Bengaluru Inscriptions 3D Digital Conservation Project team has flagged two inscriptions in the Hesaraghatta region to identify the temple. The two inscriptions were dated 1033 CE and were found on stones in a grove in Kumarahalli village.
- The two inscriptions, one in Kannada and the other in Tamil, denote “the boundary of God Sri Siddeshwara’s land.”
- The director of the project, Udayakumar PL, stated that the temple structure remains, however, the deity was likely to have been changed.
The conservation project: The findings of the Mythic Society have been a result of ongoing work to conserve stone inscriptions in the city and Ramnagara districts.
- The team has already discovered over 90 unpublished inscriptions, most of which pertain to land being donated for the construction of temples or lakes.
- The team uses hand-held digital scanners to find the inscriptions. 3D models are built with the help of sophisticated software.
(Image credits: The Mythic Society’s Facebook Post)