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The Prachi Valley : A journey in time to unearth the rich socio-religious heritage of the valley.

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Author: Mr. Anil Dhir
September 28, 2019
The Prachi Valley holds an immense potential and possibility for students and researchers. The Valley is a rich minefield of archaeological remains, which require proper exploration and excavation. Proper socio-anthropological studies will certainly reveal newer aspects of the cultural history of Odisha.  The Prachi valley has languished in ignominy for long, the time has come when proper studies in the missing links are done and its rightful claim and place among world civilizations is restored. In the various studies conducted in the last fifty years, nearly 20,000 ancient images, sculptures and engravings have been documented and listed. These are unique works of art, unsurpassed both in detail and finesse when compared with temple art elsewhere in the state and country.  My book on the Prachi Valley is a comprehensive compendium which lists nearly 200 monuments which include temples, mutts, ghats, ashrams and other edifices. The book is basically a report on an INTACH Project that had flagged off the November 2017, with the intention of completing it in six months. However the sheer magnitude and extent of the vestiges discovered stretched the project to eighteen months.
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