Madku Dweep is an island on the Shivanatha river in the Bilaspur district of Chhattisgarh. Its landscape is lush green and the numerous waterfalls evoke a picturesque setting. Not only is the island known for its beautiful landscape, it is an equally significant historical site yielding artefacts of great importance. Today the site holds numerous reconstructed temples of the 11th century, Kalacuri period and a few new shrines made out of the old material recovered from the excavation in 1959-60. This video is a walk through of Madkudweep. While the first half of the video focuses on the eighteen reconstructed stone temples, the other half provides a glimpse into the conservation[?] or reconstruction[?] of the site's history and heritage after its discovery.
This content has been created as part of a project commissioned by the Directorate of Culture and archaeology, Government of Chhattisgarh to document the cultural and natural heritage of the state of Chhattisgarh.