Location

St. Louis, Missouri

Session Start Date

6-1-1993

Abstract

Sri Sangameshwara temple situated at the confluence of two rivers developed noticeable tilt. Also the temple site be inundated by the back waters of the dam during floods. An elaborate plan of dismantling the temple and reconstructing it by the same stone pieces and statuary could be carried through partially only and the sanctum santorum portion housing the ‘Lingam’ had to be retained. Now the entire temple is to be reconstructed as and where it was. The temple was founded on a boulder platform with hetrogeneous river deposits below it. Honouring the constraints of uninterrupted daily worship rituals in the temple and the underside of the pedestal supporting 'Lingam’ not to be disturbed, strengthening by providing a double row of piles around the existing structure and a protective wall around the site were recommended. The choice and design aspects of these measures are discussed.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering

Meeting Name

Third Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

6-1-1993

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 1993 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Foundation Strengthening and Protective Measures for Sri Sangameshwar Temple at Kudal Sangam, Karnataka

St. Louis, Missouri

Sri Sangameshwara temple situated at the confluence of two rivers developed noticeable tilt. Also the temple site be inundated by the back waters of the dam during floods. An elaborate plan of dismantling the temple and reconstructing it by the same stone pieces and statuary could be carried through partially only and the sanctum santorum portion housing the ‘Lingam’ had to be retained. Now the entire temple is to be reconstructed as and where it was. The temple was founded on a boulder platform with hetrogeneous river deposits below it. Honouring the constraints of uninterrupted daily worship rituals in the temple and the underside of the pedestal supporting 'Lingam’ not to be disturbed, strengthening by providing a double row of piles around the existing structure and a protective wall around the site were recommended. The choice and design aspects of these measures are discussed.