Will develop Pushkar’s Brahma Temple like Akshardham, says Vasundhara Raje
Chief minister lays foundation stone of entry plaza of the temple, promises to get it ready by August 2018jaipur Updated: Oct 10, 2017 20:00 IST
Chief minister Vashundhara Raje laid the foundation stone of the entry plaza at Brahma Temple here on Tuesday. Earlier, she had dedicated the newly constructed entry gate at Sawitri Temple to the public.
The construction of the entry plaza is part of plans to develop the Brahma Temple on the lines of the Akshardham temple.
A total of ₹24 crore will be spent, out of which ₹12 crore will be borne by the Ajmer Development Authority, followed by ₹5 crore by Devasthan department and ₹7.5 crore will be spent under PRASAD scheme. “Once the construction of the entry plaza is complete by August 2018, it would make the Brahma Temple one of the most beautiful temples in the country,” said Raje while addressing a large gathering.
“My government has developed and will continue developing religious centres in the state. Our endeavour is to make visits of pilgrims as comfortable and secure as possible,” said Raje. The CM also announced that she will make arrangements for 20,000 pilgrims to tour the country.
Raje also announced many more developmental schemes for Pushkar.
Refusing to take the guard of honour, Raje said that she has come to seek Lord Brahma’s blessings and taking the guard of honour wouldn’t be appropriate. She instructed the officials not to arrange the guard of honour ceremony for her at any pilgrimage centre.
The inaugural flight will land at Kishangarh airport on Wednesday and will carry Raje and Union state civil aviation minister Jayant Sinha.
First Published: Oct 10, 2017 20:00 IST