Friday, October 20, 2006


Posted By : SHER SINGH AGRAWAL on Oct 19, 2006 *
Comments :
Hon'ble PMJI,
Greetings from USA. Sir, I wish to write to you about the DILWADA JAIN TEMPLES IN MOUNT ABU, Rajasthan. We recently visited them during our visit to India.

We are amazed at the beauty and splendour of the sculptors of the five temples; however, unfortunately the artwork in marble and the temples are in a state of decay and irreversible loss will incur if urgent action is not taken to restore them.

In this connection, I wrote the following letter to the UNESCO Directo General. I am wondering if your government, the Archeological Department can also approach UNESCO to allocate funds for its renovation as a small trust with limited resources is looking after it.
Please do allocate funds for its renovation. Thank you.
Mr. Koichiro Matsuura,
Director General of UNESCO.

Hon'ble Sir,

I send you my greetings from Seattle, USA. I trust you had a successful visit to Washington D.C. and I send you my best wishes for the good work you, your staff and UNSCO are doing.

I wish to draw your attention to the DELWADE JAIN TEMPLES in Mount Abu which we recently visited and we are amazed that such a beautiful structure, and artistic work in marble existed on our earth. Some of you may have visited these five temples in the complex and the art work in marble which is perhaps the first wonder of mankind and is a great heritage for all of us.

It is no longer a religious place as such but monuments, constructed in the year 1000 or so over a period of two hundred years by same family members at a stupendous cost. The temples are managed by a small trust who have limited resources therefore the whole complex and the temples and art works are in a bad condition and are likely to be damaged beyond reversal if not taken care of with great urgency.

I would urge you kindly to look into this matter, perhaps send some of your staff for a visit (which in itself would a good investment and an eye opener) and to make an allocation for restoring the art work and keeping them in good repair. Some people think that these temples and the art work in marble surpasses even the beauty of our most famous monment - beautiful Taj Mahal even.

I would be grateful for your urgent attention and feed back.

Thank you, Sir,

I remain,

Yours truly,

9647 NE 25th street,
Tel: 425 688 1155
Mr. Koichiro Matsuura,
Director General of UNESCO.

UNESCO made a very huge contribution for relocating statues of Ramses etc. at ABU SIMBEL temples in Egypt in the past. I wonder if UNESCO has made such allocations for saving/renovating Indian monuments. I would urge your government to approach UNESCO and also make its own contribution for the purpose.

Thank you, Sir,

I remain,

Yours truly,



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