No ‘sacrifice’ in Koradi Temple from this year

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 07 Oct 2018 09:16:15


Staff Reporter,

Shri Mahalaxmi Jagdamba Devi Sansthan Trust has decided to ban sacrificing goat or other animals in the name of rituals from this Navratri. In addition, the sale of tobacco, Gutkha, chewing of flavoured tobacco products, cigarettes smoking etc. have been banned in the 34 hectares premises of Koradi Devi temple from this year, said Maharashtra Energy Minister and Nagpur District Guardian Minister, Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Saturday.

Addressing a press conference at the premises of Jagdamba temple in Koradi, Bawankule discussed progress of developmental work in Koradi. He said, the four buildings of shopping complex and parking place after completion have been handed over to Koradi grampanchayat for allotment and collection of revenues. The construction of four lane road from main road to temple is being done on war footing. An ambitious project of development of a pond in 500 acres of land has been started in association with MAHAGENCO. Government of Maharashtra will spend Rs 47 crores while MAHAGENCO will contribute Rs 50 crores to complete the project under Paryavaran Sarovar Samvardhan Yojana. A sea plane will start from this lake to Paras where another project will be undertaken by MAHAGENCO, he added.

With the help of Central Government, an ambitious project of Rs 100 crore to develop Shilpa Gram will be undertaken. South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) will develop a tourist museum depicting the ancient cultural heritage of the country. Such museum is in Hyderabad and on these lines the project will be completed soon. The construction of Bhakta Niwas having 232 air conditioned rooms is in final stage. This nine storyed residential complex for devotees will be given to some private hotels. People staying in the Bhakta Niwas will be provided three star facilities by these hotels on affordable rates.

A project of providing food to 500 persons at very nominal rates will be completed by Sansthan. In addition, orphanage and old age home with modern facilities will be completed on 10 acres of land owned by Sansthan, Bawankule stated.

Swami Vivekanand Cultural Centre will also be developed on three acres of land of Sansthan in Koradi. The centre will be developed on the lines of Swami Vivekananda Kendra in Kanyakumari. Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in association with Swami Vivekanand Kendra Kanyakumari will develop the centre, he said.