Laser Scanning Of Puri Srimandir From Today


Puri: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will conduct laser scanning of parts of Puri Srimandir during the 9-day Ratha Yatra festival.

The Shree Jagannath Temple Administration (SJTA) chief administrator Krishan Kumar on Sunday said the ASI had requested the temple administration for a laser scanning of the temple.

Following this, the laser scanning at Nata Mandap, Jagamohan and other parts of the temple, except the Garba Gruha (sanctum sanctorum) has been allowed.

A team from ASI had earlier visited the shrine and observed that laser scanning is required to ascertain the condition of structures in the ancient temple.

Laser scanning is usually done in heritage structures to check structural stability so that timely repairs can be carried out.

Using 3D laser scanning allows us to capture in full all the details of these buildings — unusual surfaces, architectural details, changes in construction over time — at a level of precision that was very difficult to accomplish previously. I think what makes laser scanners so important is that they provides us with the means to capture what’s needed in a timely fashion and it gives us more options for how we use the data captured.

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