Challenging Issues in the Conservation of Temples in the Chambal Valley

Shri K.K. Muhammed

After protracted negotiations with the dacoits by Mr K.K Muhammed, the then Chief of Archaeological Survey of India in MP, out of two hundred temples, devastated beyond recognition, eighty temples have been pieced together with meticulous care and precision. Here like the proverbial phoenix, a temple town came in to life from its own ashes and debris. There still remains buried, the remains of hundred and twenty temples waiting to be excavated and restored.