Promoting Art and Culture
The work of JSW Foundation in restoration of historic building is well recognized.
- We have partnered with Global Heritage Fund for the restoration of the 15th Century Chandramauleshwar Temple in Anegundi, Karnataka. JSW Foundation was conferred the UNESCO-Asia Pacific Award for Merit for Cultural Heritage Conservation for the stabilizing and restoration of the Chandramauleshwar Temple. We have also restored Krishna temple in Hampi, Karnataka.
- Revived the 14th century Sri Eshwara Temple, of Chalukyan style architecture, situated in Talur village of Ballari district.
- We are in the process of completing the restoration work of Soumya Someshwar Temple, Hampi, Karnataka.
- JSW foundation has also worked on restoring the Talur temple in Ballari district and the SNDT Kanyashala in Mumbai. Currently we are working on the restoration works of Keneseth Eliyahoo Synagogue, Mumbai and 13 century village name ‘Kuldhara’ in Jaisalmer district, Rajasthan.
- The foundation has set up Kaladham (Art Village) within the JSW Township at Vijayanagar. It is an art and culture precinct that includes major buildings, dance and performance pavilions, and artists’ studios. The Kaladham also exhibits the Museum called Place Hampi, a unique interactive exhibition of 3D panoramas, initially conceived by Museum Victoria, Australia.
- The Foundation also supports India’s premier art magazine known as ‘Art India’. It has a readership of over 30000.
- The Foundation promotes various forms of traditional & contemporary visual and performing art by supporting promising artists through workshops, exhibitions and events.
- JSW Group, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Government of Uttarakhand to contribute their mite towards the reconstruction and restoration of Kedarnath. JSW Group has committed to the reconstruction and restoration of the Adi Shankaracharya Kutir along with a museum, Ghats on River Saraswati and part reconstruction of the Teerth Purohit (Priests) houses and other infrastructural facilities related to the houses in Kedarpuri. Kedarnath is located in the Himalayas, approximately 11,000 feet above sea level in the Rudraprayag District of Uttarakhand State. Kedarnath is one of the Chardham’s and is one of the holiest shrines in India.