December 8, 2023


Recently, the Narayankoti temple (Uttarakhand) has been included under the Centre’s Adopt a Heritage project.

Adopt a Heritage Project:


  • Launched on 27thSeptember, 2017 (World Tourism Day), it is a collaborative effort by the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), State/UTs Governments.


  • To develop tourism amenities at heritage/ natural/ tourist sites spread across India to make them tourist friendly, in a planned and phased manner.

Narayankoti Temple:

  • The temple is a group of ancient temples, about 2 km from Guptkashi on the Rudraprayag-Gaurikund highway.
  • This is the only place in the country which has nine planetary temples in a group that are a “symbol of nine planets”.
  • It is devoted to Lakshmi Narayana who is associated with Pandavas.
  • It is believed that these temples were constructed in the 9th
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