“So much to do, so little is done” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

We warmly welcome you to the world of Puratattva. Puratattva is a Sanskrit word which translates, “Truth of the Old“, and we very religiously maintain the very same meaning on our website.

Back in 2006, while working on Indian heritage sites, we realized that it was not that easy to find relevant information on a site. Most of this relevant and authentic information was confined to various reference books and journals, far from the reach of a common person. With more and more people visiting these sites every year, this lacunae of missing information needed to be filled. Thus was born Puratattva.

We, at Puratattva, takes utmost care while documenting a site, utilizing the available references derived out of reputed scholarly works and journals. We document a site only after paying a visit to it. However, we take help from our partners and friends, for better images, if they have. This way, we provide the best to our readers.

10 years down the lane, Puratattva still continues on its journey and it will be a rather long journey. India is country with huge volume of heritage sites and to cover all, will be a painstaking task. However, we believe in God and your support, that we will achieve that milestone one day.

It is always a pleasure to meet an avid lover of Indian art. Do share your thoughts with us writing at  [email protected].


  • Sampath

    Nice and well organized site, Saurabh. I have read a few of your posts and will go through the rest soon. Best wishes.

  • http://anushankarn.blogspot.com Anu

    Nice site, Saurabh! I may not leave a comment on every one of your posts, but I make sure to read each one of them!! Maybe the reason many of us dont leave comments is because we know so little about these beauties in India!! you are doing a great job bringing all this to our notice and chronicling them! Incidentally, i had thought you were based somewhere in the North. the fact that you are in b’lore comes as a surprise! see, the about page did help!

  • http://shilpashrees.wordpress.com/ Shilpa

    Hey Saurabh,
    Very neat site and is packed with information! Good going really :) For those who love history (like my husband), they can spend hours lapping up this info…. Keep it going!

  • Prem Kumar

    Honestly, visiting this website was an accident. But, the effect of this accident is truly worth. I had been yearning why anyone has never cared to publish our own history, in-spite of our ancestors having taken so much pains to carve them out. Every time, when I see an inscription I wonder did the ASI ever notice them. I do agree, they have documented all well. But what is the use if its not circulated and shared.? You have taken that job, it should be congratulated. And to say thanks in a word – will be the least I will ever do. The next time I visit any historic place, sure I will contribute an article from my side. :-)
    Thanks Saurabh.


  • ravi


    one of them is here


  • vj

    Can we collect the photographs of these great men and include them as well


  • http://lensingwild.blogspot.in/ Thangamani


    I came to this site from ‘poetryinstone.in’. I used to read their posts since I am very much interested in those stuffs that are being dealt in their blog. I am really happy to see your effort and I know it is of great importance. And the articles are nicely written with suitable references and neat photographs. I also appreciate the ‘how to reach’ part in the posts. Great work. please continue.

  • Rajeev

    This is an excellent effort.

    I have seen your pics on Khajuraho etc on another site.

    Wishing you lots of success

    Best Regards


  • http://www.ajantacaves.org Rajesh Kumar Singh

    Dear Saurabh,

    You are amazing. Your zeal is superior. Your language is that of a professional historian. You cover your topics with utmost care, citing references, etc. and presenting the topic systematically. And, you are able to take time to visit the monuments yourself. It is a great website. It will go a long way to educate people. Hats off to you. God bless you.

    • http://msg4saurabh.blogspot.com Saurabh

      Thank you very much Mr Rajesh, your words will keep me motivated.

    • http://msg4saurabh.blogspot.com Saurabh

      Dear Rajesh,
      Glad to see you here. I have gone through your works on Ajanta and your efforts in providing quality information to the visitors. Your zeal to bring back glory of King Hari Sena is laudable. I hope you enjoy the articles here and keep visiting this website.


  • krutika haraniya

    I really am grateful for all the efforts you have put in the articles. I was particularly looking for information on Kanheri Caves and your work and referencing is very useful.

    Keep up the good work!
    Krutika Haraniya

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