In Uttarakhand, an urgent repair work is being carried out by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in the revered Badrinath Temple.
The Vice President of the Temple Committee, Ashok Panwar, informed, “Earlier it was checked by ASI and some minor cracks were found. The repair work has been done from the past month and ASI has said that the foundation is strong..”.
The repair work was necessitated after cracks were spotted in the ‘Singh Dwar’, the main entrance of Badrinath temple. Many are concerned if these cracks have anything to do with the cracks that have appeared in the Joshimath, some 40 kms from this revered temple.
But the ASI team is of the view that the cracks have to do with rain and other environmental factors. The ‘Singh Dwar’ along with the temple’s present structure around the 17 th century and is part of the main temple complex.