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This is a compilation of Maharashtrian monuments that are protected by the States, as documented by the Archaeological Survey of India and accessible on their website. The monument identifier is made up of the acronym of the list’s subdivision and the number as published on the ASI’s website. Maharashtra has 244 State Protected Monuments, according to the ASI. The Monuments of National Importance in this state, in addition to the State Protected Monuments, may be of interest. Keep reading this post to know the State Protected Monuments in Maharashtra as published by ASI. 

State Protected Monuments in Maharashtra – Introduction

Maharashtra is a state with at least one historic site in every nook and cranny. As a result, there are hundreds of internationally known monuments in the state, many of which are thousands of years old or older. If the State Government believes a protected monument is in risk of being abandoned, damaged, misappropriated, or allowed to deteriorate, it may acquire the monument under the regulations of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894, or any law correlating hereunder in force in any area of the State, as if the preservation of the protected monument were a public purpose within the meaning of that Act. This has been given in Maharashtra Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites Remain Act, 1960.

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Historical monuments in Maharashtra

Emperor Shivaji is connected with Maharashtra’s heritage, and each of the forts affiliated with him, some of which he built himself, and many of which he conquered or resided, are without a doubt some of the state’s most famous historical sites. The ASI designates the State Protected Monuments. The Indian state governments are in charge of maintaining, protecting, and promoting the State Protected Monuments. State wealth includes heritage structures, places, and relics. However before India’s independence, efforts on heritage recognition and conservation began in the 19-century. Since independence, however, the progress that has been made throughout the years has not been thoroughly examined. In recent years, there has been a growing awareness among Indians of the need for heritage preservation. 

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Famous Monuments of Maharashtra

It shall be the obligation of every citizen of India to cherish and maintain the rich history of our composite culture,’ says Article 51 A (f) of the Indian Constitution. The Ancient Monuments Preservation Act of 1904 was established to give the ASI efficient protection and power over monuments, particularly those in the possession of individuals or private owners. Some of them are as follows-

  • Gateway of India
  • Ajanta & Elloras Cave
  • Bibi-ka-Maqbara
  • Sindhudurg Fort
  • Shaniwarwada

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List of Historical Monuments in Maharashtra

Any structure, erection, or monument, or any tumulus or place of interment, or any cavern, rock-model, engraving, or stone monument, or any cavern, rock-model, engraving, or stone monument, which is of recorded, archaeological, or imaginative intrigue and has been in existence for at least 100 years. Monuments must be conserved, preserved, and protected from the following threats- 

  • Pollution
  • Residents in the neighborhood have a bad urban vibe, with guests clawing and spitting on monuments, and so on.
  • Drainage from horticulture, water systems, and so on.
  • Common warfare, oppressive assaults based on terror, vandalism, and so on.
  • Weathering occurs naturally.

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What is ASI?

ASI is the Archaeological Survey of India.

Why do States protect the monuments?

If the State Government believes a protected monument is in risk of being abandoned, damaged, misappropriated, or allowed to deteriorate, it may acquire the monument under the regulations of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894.

Why should we protect the monuments?

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How many monuments are there in Maharashtra?

244 state protected monuments are there in Maharashtra. 

Name the state protected monuments in Maharashtra?

Check the list of monuments in the above section of this post.