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About Thrissur Circle

In pursuance of recommendations of the Expert group on Archaeology (Ram Niwas Committee, 1989), para 67 Chapter XIII Thrissur Circle was formed in 1997. Thrissur Circle of Archaeological Survey of India was established in April 1997, separated from Chennai Circle with the Monuments/Sites in Kerala and adjoining districts of Tamilnadu viz. Kanyakumari, Tirunelveli and Nilgiri.

There are totally 28 monuments and 9 sites protected under the purview of Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 and Rules 1959 are under the administrative control of the Circle. Most of this monuments and sites were under the protection of erstwhile states of Cochin and Travancore.

The monuments protected include Temples, Jaina monuments, a church, Forts and a Palace. Most of the Temples in Kerala are wooden edifies with granite or laterite plinth. The inner walls of the Mattancherry palace and outer walls of temples are generally covered with valuable mural paintings carried out in traditional Kerala style, while the sites are megalithic in nature.
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Head of Office:
T. Sreelakshmi .
Superintending Archaeologist
Phone: +91 487 2365616,
Fax: +91 487 2360112.
E-mail:circlethr.asi@gmail.com
E-mail:circlethrissure.asi@gov.in

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Officers
 
 
Deputy Superintending Archaeological Engineer
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Shri. G. Elanchezian
Deputy Superintending Archaeologist
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Kum. Smitha S Kumar
Assistant Superintending Archaeological Chemist (Kakkanad)
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Smt. Darsana Pazhavoor R.
Assistant Superintending Archaeological Engineer
 
Shri. Rajan K. P.
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Technical Section
Assistant Archaeologist
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Shri. C. Kumaran
Assistant Archaeologist
 
Smt. Ranimole.S.J
Assistant Archaeologist
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Kum. Ganga Devi 
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Library
 
Library & Information Assistant
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Shri. M. Mani
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Conservation Section
 
 
Conservation Assistant
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Shri. Subash Kannan. K.
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Chemical Conservation Section
 
(Kakkanad)
 
Asst. Archaeological Chemist
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Smt. Sheeba N T
Asst. Archaeological Chemist
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Smt. Divya G Mohan.
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Sub Circle Offices
 
 
1) Thrissur
 
Senior Conservation Assistant
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Shri. R. Kalaiselvan.
2) Kannur
 
Conservation Assistant
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Shri. Rishikesh P
3) Thiruvananthapuram & Nagarcoil
 
Conservation Assistant
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Shri. Umesh T N
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Mattanchery Palace museum
   
1. Registering Officer 
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Kum. Smitha S Kumar
   
Deputy Superintending Archaeologist 
Assistant Archaeologist
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Smt. Vijimol. P.K
     
     


 

 

 

Monuments

The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 defines an Ancient Monument ' . Ancient Monument means any structure, erection or monument, or any tumulus or place of interment, or any cave, rock-sculpture, inscription or monolith which is of historical, archaeological or artistic interest and which has been in existence for not less than 100 years...

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Excavations

Various Branches and Circles of the ASI carry out archaeological excavations in different parts of the country. Excavations conducted since 2000 are given in this section. Arranged state wise they include brief information on the site and important findings....

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Publications.

The Archaeological Survey of India brings out a variety of publications since its inception, both annual and special with subject matters ranging from archaeological researches in excavations, explorations, conservation, architectural survey of temples numismatics...

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R T I.
The Archaeological Survey of India has initiated steps towards implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005. to be published under to be Publish-ed under section 4(1)(b) of RTI ACT...

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