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Temple Survey Project (N.R.), Bhopal

The Temple Survey Project Northern Region [TSP (NR)], Bhopal was established in 1955. Shri Krishna Deva was the first Superintending Archaeologist of TSP (NR) Bhopal.

The Department wanted to explore, document analyze and preserve. Temple Survey Project had the mandate the recognizing & unknown temples of the country of a systematic surveying and comprehensive study of located the ancient temples. Consequently, two centers of Temple Survey had been founded. One is at Bhopal for northern region and another one is at Chennai to cover southern India.

Since its inception, the Temple Survey Project (N.R.), Bhopal has been intensivly involved in study of Temples in the country and released various informative notes, books and many vital research Papers. Scholars like Krishna Deva, B. L. Nagarch, R.D. Trivedi, Devla Mitra, M.D. Khare , P.K. Trivedi made extensive efforts documentation & analysis efforts to enrich the knowledge of various important temples of northern India by their detailed. Till today students of temple architecture are being certainly benefitted by the works carried out by the scholars of TSP (NR).

List of the Superintending Archaeologists headed the Temple Survey Project(NR), Bhopal, M.P.
Sl. No. Name Year Important Work
1. Shri  Krishna Deva 07.12.1955   to   31.01.1962  
2. Shri  Vijay Kant Mishra 01.02.1962    to  16.04.1963  
3. Shri M.D. Khare 17.04.1963 to 01.08.1963  
4. Mrs Devla Mitra 02.08.1963 to 31.05.1966  
5. Shri Sunil  Ray 01.06.1966 to 09.07.1968  
6. Shri M.D. Khare 10.07.1968 to 19.06.1977  
7. Shri R. D. Trivedi 20.06.1977 to 06.07.1984  
8. Dr. B.L. Nagarch 07.07.1984 to 29.12.1993  
9. Dr. P.K. Trivedi 30.12.1993 to 15.04.1998  
10 Shri K.K. Ramamurthy 16.04.1998 to 11.07.2001  
11. Dr. D. Bhengra 12.07.2001 to 09.09.2004  
12. Dr. P.K. Mishra 10.09.2004 to 20.07.2006  
13. Shri K.K. Muhammad 21.07.2006 to 02.08.2007  
14. Dr. Narayan Vyas 03.08.2007 to 31.01.2009  
15. Dr. S. V. Venkateshaiah 01.02.2009 to 15.07.2009  
16. Dr. K. Lourdusamy 16.07.2009 to 13.08.2013  
17. Dr. S. S. Gupta 14.08.2013 to 30.09.2014  
18. Shri Julfikar Ali 30.09.2014 to 12.05.2015  
19. Shri A. K. Pandey 12.05.2015 to 29.07.2016  
20. Ku. Rekha Radha Vallabhi 29.07.2016 to 29.12.2016  
21. Dr. Madhulika Samant 30.12.2016  
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