ASI holds photo exhibition in Karnataka
Mysore, Mar 14: The three-day Special Epigraphical Photo Exhibition, a trip down the annals of history, began in the premises of the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums in the Exhibition Ground in city today.
The expo, held under the aegis of Archaeological Survey of India and Directorate of Epigraphy, Mysore, marks the 125th anniversary of its Epigraphy Branch.
The pictorial expo portrays pictures of ancient stone inscriptions, some dating back to the first century and also later, periods mentioning King Maurya and Ashoka of the third century, Kubera, Brahmi script, Tamil inscriptions, and others.
Most of the exhibits are related to the erstwhile rulers of Mysore, the Khas Durbar at the Palace during Dasara, letters from important persons from abroad of accepting Dasara invitations extended by the Maharaja of Mysore, wedding invitations of Chamaraja Wadiyar and Krishnaraja Wadiyar, royal order for the King's Pattabhisheka (coronation), etc.
P S Vastrad, Commissioner of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage, who inaugurated the expo, said the ancient inscriptions carried valuable messages relevant to the present times which need to be cherished and shared.
A brochure titled 'Galaxy of Epigraphists' was released on the occasion. Retired staff of the Department and Directors of various other departments were felicitated on the occasion.