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Natural Geomorphic Landscape, Historical Religious Hindu Temple, Monument, Palace Architecture, Culture And Heritages In Sihawa - Kanker Granitic Mountainous Tract, Mahanadi Catchment, Chhattisgarh, India
  Dr. H.D. Diwan,  Dr. D. Sanyal,  Ar. A.K. Singh

In the Ancient Medieval Period, the Central India had been mostly governed by Rajputana clans. The reigns of Som Dynasty (1125-1345 AD) and Chandra Dynasty (1385-1947 AD with Princely States of British India) had made efforts towards cultural and social upliftment and status of common Tribal People of Sihawa – Kanker Granitic Mountaneous Tract (SKGMT) of Upper Mahanadi Catchment (UMC). The aim of the study is multidisciplinary Scientific interpretation of the facts to elaborate the physical domain of Granitic terrain and landscape and correlation with Histo-archaeological, Architectural, Religeous & Cultural heritages.The Prolific growth of religious Heritages in form of Temple, Monuments had been maintained by their successors also even after King Rulings, in the 19th and 20th Century, during princely states of British Colonial Rules. The rock shelters, Natural Caves, Rock Paintings, Lush green forests, Hillocks, River Valley enriches the Geo heritages of the region. In this study, under methodology the Remote Sensing Satellite Imageries have been utilized for the physical domain recognition.The Landscape Physiography, Geomorphic features, Natural Resources Interpretation and Demarcation (NRID) have been carried out at selected zones of “Ancient Kanker State Region Peripheries” (AKSRP) The study reveals that during their reign of Som and Chandra Dynasty, the Ruler King had given priority on expansion of education and cultural religious segment in the state’s society. The making of intellectual and wise citizens of the state was proved after a long tenure of successful administration by Ruler King of Som Dynasty and Chandra Dynasty. The interpretation and concise study analysis will be useful in identification and selection of Natural, Historical, Archaeological and Architectural heritage site at National level or UNESCO oriented Programmes of Conservation Schemes.

Keywords- Mahanadi, Granitic Tract, Sihawa, Mountain, Kanker, Somdynasty, Chandra Dynasty, Hindu Culture, Heritage, Temple, Rock Monument, Colonial Architecture, Geo Heritage, Chhattisgarh, India.
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Unique Identification Number - IJEDR2202001
Page Number(s) - 1-12
Pubished in - Volume 10 | Issue 2 | April 2022
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Publisher - IJEDR (ISSN - 2321-9939)
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  Dr. H.D. Diwan,  Dr. D. Sanyal,  Ar. A.K. Singh,   "Natural Geomorphic Landscape, Historical Religious Hindu Temple, Monument, Palace Architecture, Culture And Heritages In Sihawa - Kanker Granitic Mountainous Tract, Mahanadi Catchment, Chhattisgarh, India", International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:2321-9939, Volume.10, Issue 2, pp.1-12, April 2022, Available at :http://www.ijedr.org/papers/IJEDR2202001.pdf
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