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Importance of the conservation of sense of place is explained by several researchers and scholars from multiple disciplines in literature pertaining to place attachment, human-place bonding, pro-environmental attitudes and integrity of human life within environment. This research paper explores how various senses and environment interact with each other to frame sense of place and place experience. Further the paper explores the concept of soundscape that could illustrate the quality of human’s associations with place. Most of the research on urban soundscape is focused on noise control and neglected the auditory dimension of place experience. In contrast to the noise levels, the concept of senses of place through soundscape cannot be easily expressed on numerical indices. By following interpretive methodology the paper reviews Kalyaneshvar temple precinct of Mahal area in Nagpur that hinge on how the users and visitors experiences their association with the soundscape of the precinct. Mahal a representative example is the oldest part of the Nagpur, located on the banks of Nag River is surveyed and analysed. It is a precinct significant with Maharashtrian cultural elements, presently relatively known for its narrow streets and crowded residential quarters dotted with Wada housing typology. The Mahal area includes heritage structures of Bhosale palace and many historic temples such as Kalyaneshwar temple, Pataleshwar temple, Aychit and Kashibai temple surrounded by historical residential housing lots. The paper concludes with the factors and characteristic elements of Maharashtrian cultural significant precinct that required to be conserved for the continuation of the soundscape and senses of place at large.
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