CM breezes past packed schedule in city

CM breezes past packed schedule in city

Renovated Niranjan Mutt dedicated; Vivekananda statue unveiled

A packed schedule awaited chief minister D V Sadananda Gowda as he landed at the Lalitha Mahal helipad here on Sunday. After addressing mediapersons, Gowda headed to inaugurate the renovated century-old Niranjan Mutt on Krishna Vilas road.

Prior to ‘unveiling the plaque’ to dedicate the Mutt, Gowda offered puja at the temple inside the premises. Later, he offered respects to Swami Vivekananda’s portrait in the mutt.

Even though a formal programme was organised, the venue was seen deserted as the CM headed to unveil a bronze statue of Vivekananda made at a cost of Rs 8 lakh at the circle by the same name.

Gowda also inaugurated a library, Sthree Shakti Bhavana and a park.

Niranjan Mutt history

The Niranjan Mutt is regarded as the place where Swami Vivekananda stayed during his visit to the city in 1892.

It has been renovated at a cost of Rs 25 lakh by MCC. The renovation was taken up about two years earlier, as a portion of the building had caved in due to lack of maintenance.

The Mysore City Corporation decided to take up the work of restoring the building.

According to historians, Vivekananda had visited the city during the reign of Chamarajendra Wadiyar X before attending the Parliament of World’s Religions at Chicago. Historians say that the Maharaja had funded Swami Vivekananda’s visit to Chicago.

Vivekananda statue

The project to put up a bronze statue of Vivekananda was taken up by corporator Sunanda Palanetra following the shifting of a statue made of plaster of Paris to a nearby park.

A traditional mantap and dome has also been constructed at a cost of Rs 14.5 lakh.
The nine-feet tall statue has been sculpted using 600 kg of bronze on the lines of the statue at Cheluvamba Park in Yadavgiri.

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