Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Maharastra Government Allots Land Towards The Construction of Balaji Temple at Bandra






Tirupati, 4 Sep. 19: In a welcoming move, the Honourable CM of Maharashtra Sri Devendra Fadnavis has handed over the Land Allotment Orders towards the construction of Sri Tirupati Balaji Venkateswara Swamy temple to TTD Joint Executive Officer Sri P Basant Kumar, IAS on Tuesday evening at CM’s official residence Varsha.  Earlier, during the day, the Collector of Mumbai suburban district, Sri Milind Borikar has given the possession orders to TTD JEO.

The Honourable Finance Minister of Maha Government Sri. Sudhir Mungatiwar, the Local Advisory Committee (LAC) members Sri. V. Ranganathan, Dr. Gita Kasturi, Sri Samir K. Mehta were also present.

Upon the request of TTD Executive Officer Sri Anil Kumar Singhal, the Government of Maharashtra allotted 648sq m of land in its prime area at Bandra (East) towards the construction of Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple with Information Centre. 

It may be mentioned here that, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), the Hindu religious institution situated in Andhra Pradesh manages the world-famous Hill Shrine of Sri Balaji Venkateswara Swamy temple. According to legend, Lord Balaji is believed to be an incarnation of Sri Maha Vishnu in Kaliyuga. 

In order to provide information regarding accommodation, darshan, sevas, amenities to pilgrims, etc. TTD has already established a temple cum Information Centre in the rented premises in Sion at Mumbai. 

The proposed construction of the temple cum information center which will be in offing in Bandra East will have the temple with Garbhalayam housing the main deity, Artha Mandapam, Mukha Mandapam in the elevated first floor and Potu-the temple kitchen, meditation hall in the basement. The information center cum accommodation requirements will also be accommodated on the same premises as per the plans and designs being finalized by Stapathis of TTD in consultation with the reputed Architectural firm.

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