Gumla Dhobi Math: Dhobi Math of Gumla will become national heritage

Gumla Dhobi Math: Dhobi Math, built 350 years ago in Gumla area, will now become a national heritage. ASI i.e. Archaeological Survey of India has sent a proposal to give the status of national heritage to this heritage. This Dhobi Math of Sisai town of Gumla is one of the terracotta temples built in Jharkhand. Who had it constructed? This is not known yet, but looking at the architecture of the temple, archaeologists have estimated that it was built by the Nagavanshi kings.

Identified around 2009

Dhobi Math was identified around 2009. Dhobi Math temple is small, but big from artistic point of view. In ancient times, people used to live in caves and make some pictures or some art with their hands. Their artefacts have been preserved for the next generation, so that further research can be done on it. As research progresses, more information about Nagvanshis will emerge.

Cultural tourism will develop

The construction of a national memorial will throw light on new contexts of Jharkhand’s social and religious culture. Now this place will become a center of curiosity and curiosity for local tourists, archaeologists and historians.

New door for researchers

If this Dhobi Math located in Sisai Nagar of Gumla becomes a national heritage, many researchers from the country and the world will be able to come here and do their research work. Many things from history will come to light through this. Along with this, this Dhobi Math will also become a new center for tourists.

Process for declaring a national monument

It takes a long time to evaluate for declaring a national monument. This process involves verification at several levels, which takes a lot of time. Talking to BollywoodWallah regarding this, Superintendent Archaeologist of Ranchi Circle, Dr. Rajendra Dehuri said, “It is expected that Dhobi Math will be adopted by ASI by the end of this year. Along with this, a proposal for Rock Art Site Hazaribagh has also been sent.”

A total of 13 nationally protected monuments/archaeological sites under Ranchi division.

Let us tell you that at present there are a total of 13 nationally protected monuments/archaeological sites under Ranchi division, whose care and maintenance is being done as per the provisions of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Archaeological Remains Act 1958 and Rules 1959. Till now there are 13 monuments in Jharkhand which are being protected by ASI. Of these, there are two monuments and sites which have been identified after separation from Bihar. The Temple of Haradih was identified by ASI in July 2014, while the Place and Temple Complex at Navratangarh was identified in September 2019.

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These are the protected archaeological sites of Jharkhand

  1. Asura archaeological site Hansa
  2. Haradih Temple Group Haradih
  3. Asur archaeological site Kathar Toli
  4. Ancient Shiva Temple Khekaparata
  5. Asur Archaeological Site Khunti Tola
  6. Asura archaeological site Kunjala
  7. Asur Archaeological Site Saridkel
  8. Possible underground chamber and tunnel cum Baradari Araji Mokhimpur
  9. Jama Masjid Hadaf
  10. Remains of ancient lakes and temples, Benisagar
  11. Remains of ancient lakes and temples, Benisagar
  12. Koolugadha and Bansput ancient mounds, Itagarh
  13. Palace and Temple Complex Navratangarh (Doisagarh)

Conservation work cannot be done

For your information, let us tell you that the place which is identified by ASI i.e. Archaeological Survey of India, the entire responsibility of its maintenance rests with the Centre. No construction work can be carried out around ASI protected monuments/sites. Legal action can be taken if this is done.

Dhobi Math temple is small, but big from artistic point of view. In ancient times, people used to live in caves and make some pictures or some art with their hands.

Ranchi Circle Superintendent Archaeologist Dr. Rajendra Dehuri

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