It was the inhabitants of the nearest village who started the excavations.
A temple buried for over 70 years has been rediscovered in Perumallapadu in India. After noticing that parts of the building were exposed, the inhabitants of the village took advantage of the confinement to undertake more extensive excavations, reports Le Figaro. The 300-year-old buried Sri Nageswara Swamy temple was dedicated to Parashurama, the sixth avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, local people remember.
According to village elders, the temple was buried after heavy flooding in 1850 due to the change in the course of the Pennar River. Moving away from the river, residents abandoned the temple, which has been covered by sand over time, reports the Indian news agency ANI. The director of archaeological excavations explained to a local media that ” the excavations had been stopped ” and that'” a detailed site review will be performed” According to the request of the population, conservation measures and preservation of the temple will be taken. ” We have plans to rebuild the temple to practice puja, a rite of offering and worship Also added one of the villagers to the New Indian Express.
Since its discovery, the temple has attracted locals, some of whom have already started to visit it and worship. To avoid a collapse or an accident due to the fragility of the building, the site is now protected by police, says Le Figaro.