Odisha CM approves Taratarini Temple Redevelopment Plan


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday approved the redevelopment plan of the periphery of Taratarini Temple near Berhampur, said an official release.

According to a statement of Chief Minister’s Office (CMO), the redevelopment plan includes renovation of Singhadwar entrance with pilgrim amenities, pathway with drinking water facilities, hilltop temple premises development which includes Prasad Sevan Mandap, interpretation centre, Mundan hall and public toilet.

There will be many new additions which include Prasad Sevan Hall Interpretation Centre, Meditation Centre Rest Area, Food Kiosk, Drinking Water, Shoe Stand, Foot Wash, Waiting Area, Barrier Free Accessibility, Seating Benches, Rest Shed, Watch Tower, Police Outpost and First Aid Centre, it said.

There will be one Meditation Hall and view point over the hill top behind the temple.

The Temple is one of the oldest Shakti Pithas of India and it will be developed keeping in view the Odisha style of architecture. The presentation was made by Narayan Tripathy of Nesters, a leading architect.

The design aims at making it one of the most attractive religious tourist sites of the country.

The Chief Minister directed to complete the development work in time.

Among others, Chief Advisor CMO R Balkrishnan, ACS (RD) PK Jena, Principal Secretary (Water Resources) Surendra Kumar, FiveT Secretary V K Pandian, Works Secretary Kishan Kumar and Ganjam Collector were present.

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