Hasanamba temple remains neglected

Hasanamba temple remains neglected

Rs one crore allotted last year in budget for renovation

Presence of mind by a policemen, who used the light from his mobile to fall on the deity, saved the day for devotees.

Despite Sunday being the fourth day since Hasanamba temple opened this year, the district administration is yet to improve on facilities to devotees.

By 8 am, hundreds of devotees line-up in front of the temple, with the queue sometimes stretching  up to PB road.

The number of devotees visiting the city has been increasing over the years and few lakhs of rupees are collected within less than two weeks.

Yet, the district administration has failed to provide basic facilities such as toilets. More than 40,000 people visit the temple each day and the area has only a couple of toilets.

At a time when smaller temples are providing better facilities, why is the district administration lagging behind, question residents.

The government had allocated Rs one crore for the temple  last year. Work on the ‘gopura’ started about two years back and it is yet to be finished. Adding to the woes, is the problem of encroachment near the temple.

 However, the organisers came under flak for lack of electricity in the sanctum sanctorum. Venting ire against the district administration Nagaratna from Mysore told the organisers to take cue from Dasara celebration in Mysore, where everything goes according to the plan sans any hiccups.

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