There are 1076 temples declared as protected monuments in the country under the protection of Archaeological Survey of India.
There are 506 monuments/sites including 242 temples declared as protected monuments in Karnataka under the protection of Archaeological Survey of India.
The monuments including temples are in a good state of preservation.
The conservation work of ancient monuments including temples is attended as per established guidelines, conservation norms, conservation charters, maintaining the original character of the site as well as retaining its authenticity and integrity and heritage values associated with the particular site. The conservation work within these parameters is attended regularly by the Archaeological Survey of India. The conservation, preservation, maintenance of these centrally protected monuments/sites including temples in the country is a continuous process.
This information was given by Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (Independent Charge) in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.