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Reviving a dying heritage

DNPUN39974 | 6/19/2011 | Author : Bhagyashree Kulthe | WC :524 | Art & Culture

Shinde Chhatri, the memorial of Maratha warrior Mahadji Shinde, had been lying in a damaged condition for a few years now. Bhagyashree Kulthe finds out how city-based firm Heritage Today is planning to restore the monument’s original glory

The Shinde Chhatri in Wanavdi, reminiscent of the Maratha rule, stands as one of the most significant landmarks in the city.
Sadly, this memorial of Maratha warrior Mahadji Shinde was in a bad condition since the last few years as the structure had gathered moss and rain water seeped into the beautiful hall of the building.
But the beautiful structure will soon be restored to its original glory as German technology is now being used to renovate it. The first phase of the restoration is almost over.
Mahadji Shinde had served as the commander-in-chief of the Maratha army under the Peshwas. He played an important role in re-establishing the Maratha rule in the north after the battle of Panipat, which was a catastrophe for the
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