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New Delhi: The place became immensely popular after Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie’s starrer Tomb Raider movie. But, Indian archaeologists have the onus for restoring Ta Prohm temple to its former glory. It’s near Angkor Wat and it’s now entering the third phase.

It dates back to 12th century and is the part of Angkor Wat temple complex. It is said to be dedicated to Lord Brahma. The team of Archeological Survey of India has undertaken the third phase of the project and it is carried out under the supervision of a multi-national committee constituting of 20 countries.

The project will take 10 years to complete and its cost is estimated to be Rs 27 crore. The first phase commenced in 2004 after Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s visit.

Due to encumbering huge roots in temple, Cambodian government requested India for salvaging. ASI officials stated “The ASI has decided to not to cut the trees to retain the ancient glory of the heritage complex,” said ASI officials.

Prior Ta Prohm, ASI restored Angkor Wat temple complex from 1986 to 1993. India has been restoring heritage complex in various South East Asian countries as it’s a part of Indian diplomacy. India also offered its assistance to Vietnam for restoring a Hindu temple belonging to the Champ civilisation. The Myson temple bears a striking resemblance to Indian temples built had that time, mentioned Indian Express.

India also offered its assistance to Vietnam for restoring a Hindu temple belonging to the Champ civilisation. The Myson temple bears a striking resemblance to Indian temples built had that time.

The temple located in Quang Nam province has already been surveyed by the ASI and it will be taking care of restoration.