The Narayankoti temple in Uttarakhand has recently been included in the Centre’s Adopt a Heritage programme. The Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State/UT Governments, and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) collaborated to launch it on September 27, 2017 (World Tourism Day). Aim to improve tourism amenities at heritage/natural/tourist sites across India in a systematic and phased way to make them more tourist-friendly. The sites/monuments are chosen based on tourist traffic and visibility and can be adopted for a five-year period by commercial and public sector businesses and people (known as Monument Mitras). On the basis of the bidder’s “vision” for the development of all facilities at the heritage site, the “oversight and vision committee,” co-chaired by the Tourism Secretary and the Culture Secretary, selects the Monument Mitras. There isn’t a monetary bid involved. The business sector is anticipated to support the site’s upkeep through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funding.
The temple is a collection of ancient temples located on the Rudraprayag-Gaurikund route, about 2 kilometers from Guptkashi. This is the only location in the country with a collection of nine planetary temples that form a “symbol of nine planets.” It is dedicated to Lakshmi Narayana, the Pandava goddess. These temples are thought to have been built in the 9th century.
Source: The Indian Express