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Although such changing weather patterns have been noticed for the past five years or so,climate change is ultimately to blame for these erratic flooding of cities she said "Another reason of such events is rapid urbanisation The water soaking capacity of our cities is continuously coming down because of the expansion of the city’s infrastructure which puts the city at a much bigger risk of flooding It takes much less rainfall to flood a city now than it used to "With emissions of greenhouse gases and aerosols only rising in our cities such unpredictability of violent weather is only likely to continue" Mohan said However she added that sometimes such change in the monsoon’s behaviour is random and does not necessarily have to do with anything particular Sunil Kamble director-in-charge IMD Mumbai said that Maharashtra continues to receive ordinary rainfall in October "Monsoon is receding currently and we expect some irregularities But overall rainfall during this year’s monsoon has been sufficient except in a couple of districts like Vidarbha" he said All experts agree thatgiven the movement of cyclones of the Bay of Bengal current weather patterns are likely to continue for a while Written by Shiny Varghese | New Delhi | Published: October 25 2015 1:00 am Sree Vadakkunathan Temple complex (Source: DD Architects) Top News The Sree Vadakkunathan Temple in Thrissur Kerala is on the tourist map of the world for its annual festival The Thrissur Pooram is a spectacle with captivating pyrotechnics elaborately caparisoned elephants on parade and 200 percussion artistes on trumpets cymbals and the chenda Last month the temple won India the UNESCO Asia-Pacific Award of Excellence for the cultural heritage conservation of its architecture Unlike most other projects the credit doesn’t go to one firm or person alone — this seven-acre temple complex has always been by the people and for the people “From the donor to the craftsmen and the many stakeholders there was a deep respect for the spirituality of the place Somewhere it brought back the old traditions of temple building in India where the place was more important than the person In our country quite often we do not know who actually built some of our greatest monuments that still survive This project brought back some of those values” says architect Vinod Kumar 43 His firm DD Architects was the local project coordinator and had to liaise with the Archaeological Survey of India-Thrissur (ASI) the donor craftspeople vaastu experts temple priests and temple owners Cochin Devaswom Board to make the conservation a success Over 300 craftspeople have been working on its conservation for a decade (Source: DD Architects) The Vadakkunathan Temple is protected under the Archaeological Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remains Act-1958 Dedicated to Shiva the complex is known for its rich Kerala architecture its centuries-old murals and intricately carved wooden sculptures Though periodic maintenance was done the nearly 1000-year-old multi-shrine complex was in need of repair The ASI had been working on the conservation of the temple kitchen the murals the wood carvings and the south and west gopurams (gateways) since 1997 It was only in 2005 that the Director General ASI Delhi gave permission to Venugopalaswamy Kainkaryam Trust (VGKT) Chennai the donors for its overall conservation Kumar and his team were roped in to manage the conservation of the main temple and the external shrines across the 65-acre grounds “Rituals were an important part of the restoration process” says Kumar “Astrologers were involved in deciding the time and how the work would progress The main temple priest started the work of odilakkal — removing the first tile At every step the work was nourished through rituals from the anujna getting the permission of the deities to the final kalasam ceremony that marked the completion of the work” says Kumar From peeling away withered lime plaster to treating termite-ridden wood and replacing copper-lined roofs every shrine needed work “We used traditional lime plastering for walls with a paste of herbs lime and jaggery We did not want to use cement because it contains chemicals and also has a shorter shelf life Lime plastering is organic and lasts longer than cement Even for the wood in the main temple and the shrines especially for the rafters and the beams we used a traditional herbal oil prepared by the carpenters to treat wood both old and new” he says Intricate detailing by carpenters lend the new wood an aged patina (Source: DD Architects) They had to be particularly careful about the teak wall plates in the main temple Nearly 200 foot long the entire wood had corroded and beneath it sat a Shiva mural which is worshipped and therefore could not be touched It took nearly six months of permissions and a lot of guts before work could begin It was the head carpenter who finally gave the team the confidence of dismantling and restoring the rafters without any damage to the mural “I have mostly been involved in modern design projects such as residences and office interiors Working for the temple project for 10 years being able to interact closely with traditional craftspeople observing the process in detail has been a great learning experience It is a whole new language and vocabulary of design that is not taught in modern architectural schools” says Kumar The ASI had been preserving murals through chemical treatments “Soot from lamps and smoke and dirt from the annual Pooram firecrackers have damaged parts of these We do organic treatments for the cracks and flaking that have developed” says T Sreelakshmi superintending archaeologist ASI Under their guidance work in the external shrines were mapped and documented by DD Architects Wooden sculptures were marked photos were taken and drawings made before being dismantled so that they could be returned to their places once the construction was over The copper-lined roofs in these shrines intrigued the architects enough to research how copper could have landed on Kerala shores around the 12th century They found their answer in a study on trade between Europe and Kerala Copper was common in European cathedrals and an agreement between the Kochi king and Portuguese traders brought shiploads of copper in exchange for pepper Kumar of course only had to source it from Mumbai The temple which has not only adapted a new element like copper to its traditional materials of laterite lime and wood has also been a hotspot for events outside religion The Illanji tree that sits in the temple quadrangle has seen many festivals and ceremonies Kesavan Nambudiri of Theatre Connekt says “Besides the annual Pooram where even non-Hindus are participants the space in and around the temple has been host to many political conventions especially during the time of EMS Namboodiripad and even recently for VS Achuthanandan It is a place of debate and discussions for authors film actors and theatre people who are regulars to the complex There has always been a powerful and harmonious camaraderie among people from all walks of life especially because it’s in the centre of the city” Thrissur is Kerala’s cultural capital with the Sangeetha Nataka Akademi the Lalithakala Akademi and the Sahitya Akademi headquartered here If the Sanskrit theatre of Kutiyattam was born here Thrissur has also hosted the annual international film festival since the last 10 years The UNESCO award acknowledges that “the tangible attributes of the temple are inextricably linked with its intangible heritage which dates back generations thus ensuring that ‘spirit of place’ resonates throughout the site” Kumar is therefore planning a site museum where old and damaged parts of the temple building can be displayed “In Kerala today we see traditional buildings being pulled down and being rebuilt in concrete wiping away any history of the original structures We hope such a museum will make people aware of the values and principles behind traditional practices” he says In his essay in Design magazine (October-December 1988) musicologist Walter Kaufmann writes: “The only good reason for conservation is not aesthetic but a concern for posterity This involves seeing oneself as a mediator between the past and present and a link in a momentous tradition In that one feels responsibility both to one’s ancestors and one’s descendants and wants to make sure that the work that shaped us and our parents will still be there to shape our children’s children” The conservation of the Sree Vadakkunathan Temple stands testimony to that The story appeared in print with the headlineIf The Spirit is Willing For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top News India are placed below Australia (123) and second-placed New Zealand (113). tried to leap in front of the Chief Minister’s car when the cars arrived. 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