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Nandi Bull atop Chamundi Hills to be illuminated


MYSURU: The iconic statue of Nandi Bull atop Chamundi Hills will now be illuminated. All these years, devotees confronted trouble whilst providing prayers after sundown in the house, together with the Nandi Bull temple, because it was inadequately illuminated. The position had become a haven for miscreants.
A German woman was molested and robbed of her belongings with regards to the temple and an government was robbed of his gold chain by bikeborne youths some time ago. They took advantage of darkness to commit the offences. Tourists and devotees at the temple had become comfortable goals.

The statue, installed all through the period of Dodda Devaraja Wadiyar, is around 360 years old. It’s the largest monolithic statue of Nandi Bull in this a part of Karnataka. It was installed to facilitate devotees of Sri Chamundeshwari mountaineering the hill shrine to have a view of the deity.

In its heyday, the statue was presented particular abhishekas at the strains of Bahubali’s Mahamastakabisheka in conjunction with common prayers however later it was discontinued. A decade ago, devotees shaped an affiliation and restored the statue to its former glory by commencing abhishekas.


Despite the temple attracting many devotees throughout the yr, the world was poorly light. Following a requirement by devotees, the Chamundeshwari temple government planned to illuminate the Nandi Bull statue and its atmosphere with high-mast lights.


Chamundeshwari temple chief priest Shashi Shekar Dixit welcomed the transfer. The temple is open until eight.30pm and pujas are presented after sundown too. “The government should take up a equivalent undertaking to illuminate the entire Chamundi Hill. Devikere Road and Uttanahalli Maramma Temple street too aren't adequately lit,” he mentioned.


The temple government handed over this undertaking to Mysuru Urban Development Authority. MUDA superintending engineer Suresh Babu mentioned the undertaking is beneath means. Along with this, a Chamundi Hill view level shall be illuminated at a total price of Rs 10.five lakh. White high-mast LED lights shall be fixed to brighten the hill shrine, he mentioned.




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