Bhubaneswar, Nov 22 – Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday approved a master plan for the development and beautification of Shri Loknath Temple in Puri and Alarnath Temple in Brahmagiri at a total cost of Rs 36 crore. While Rs 28 crore will be spent on the Loknath temple, Rs 8 crore has been approved for the Alarnath temple. The projects of both the temples will be completed within a year. The inner and outer corridors of the Loknath temple will be developed as per the master plan. Parking lots, a modern queue management system and various facilities along with access roads will be provided for the convenience of sevadars and devotees. The old marble in the inner corridor will be replaced by new Khondalite stone and a garden will be developed in the temple premises with proper landscaping.
As part of the beautification drive, new lights will be installed on the boundary wall, while the outer corridor will be widened and dilapidated structures will be repaired. Proper arrangements for drainage will also be made. The temple pond ‘Parvati Sagar’ will also be beautified and a 276 meter high wall will be built around it. Similarly, the Alarnath temple will also be developed and the entrance and exit gates of the temple will be beautified. The entrance will be made 40 feet wide with a height of 18 feet. The approach road leading to the temple will also be widened to 40 feet and there will be drainage system on both sides. Khondalite stones will be installed instead of marble in the entire temple. Beautification of the surrounding areas will also be done under the master plan.
Secretary to Chief Minister (5T) VK Pandian had recently visited both the temples and instructed to prepare a master plan for the development of both the temples. 5T secretary reviews Maa Bhagwati, Ugratara temples Bhubaneswar: Secretary to Chief Minister (5T) VK Pandian on Monday visited two important Shakti temples of the state, Maa Bhagwati temple at Banapur and Maa Ugratara temple at Tangi block. Pandian visited the existing facilities at both the places and inspected the facilities currently available for the visiting pilgrims. He spoke to several stakeholders such as priests, PRI members, villagers and officials on the overall development of both the temples. He directed the Khurda Collector to prepare a master plan for the overall development of both the sites after consulting the stakeholders. The plan will be placed before the Chief Minister for final approval. It is easy to reduce knee pain, use this.
Rs 36 crore master plan for Loknath, Alarnath shrines
Story first published: Tuesday, November 22, 2022, 21:40 [IST]