Tracing Footprints of a Bygone Era: Kaleshwari complex, Lavana

Maulik Hajarnis & Bhagyajit Raval

Faculty of Architecture, Parul University, Waghodia, Vadodara, Gujarat, India. E Mail IDs:,

    Volume 1, Number 1, 2017 I Full Text PDF

DOI: 10.21659/cjad.v1n1.v1n107


The paper begins with a background of the study wherein the heritage potentials of the Panchmahal region are discussed, wherein ‘Kaleshwari’ is mentioned as one of the archaeological sites in the region. The next portion of the paper unfolds the details of this State Protected group of monuments like the Architectural significance of the site, etymology, geographical location and other important details about the site like the then logic behind the selection of the site, flora and fauna, etc. Each monument out of the group of protected monuments at the site is then analysed from an architectural perspective. The paper concludes with a way forward wherein the further scope of research and restoration is written down.

Keywords: Kaleshwari, Panchmahal, Vaav, Chauri, Mandir

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