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Tamil Nadu's Shore Temple became India's first Green Energy Archeological Site

Published on October 07, 2023
Current Context: The Shore Temple in Mamallapuram (Mahabalipuram), Tamil Nadu, has indeed become India’s first Green Energy Archaeological Site. This recognition was conferred by UNESCO in recognition of the successful implementation of the Green Heritage Project at this ancient structure.
Tamil Nadu's Shore Temple became India's first Green Energy Archeological Site
  • The Green Heritage Project is a collaborative effort between Renault Nissan Technology & Business Centre India (Renault Nissan Tech) and Hand in Hand India (HiH).
  • The project ensures that the lighting at the Shore Temple will be powered by clean energy derived from solar power.
  • The project also focuses on reducing the ecological impact of visitors while enhancing their experience. This involves the use of solar-powered essential amenities, such as a reverse osmosis plant providing drinking water to travellers.
  • The transformation of this historic structure into an eco-archaeological site serves to preserve its cultural importance while serving as a sustainable conservation model for heritage sites.
  • The Shore Temple, a renowned site in Tamil Nadu, derives its name from its commanding view of the Bay of Bengal. Dating back to the 7th century CE, it comprises three distinct shrines that showcase both Dravidian and Pallava architectural styles


Q.1 What is the Shore Temple in Tamil Nadu recognized as?
a. India’s first Carbon-neutral Temple
b. India’s first Solar-Powered Temple
c. India’s first Eco-friendly Temple
d. India’s first Green Energy Archaeological Site

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