Temple to provide meals on Tulasankramana

 Bhagandeshwara-Talacauvery temple managing committee has decided to provide meals for thousands of devotees who will visit the temple on Tulasankramana.

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the Taluk Panchayat hall here recently. It may be recalled that the committee had restricted supply of meals by various organisations from Mandya and Tamil Nadu.

The committee okayed the action plan of Rs 5 crore. The fund was released by Cauvery Neeravari Nigam.

Assembly Speaker K G Bopaiah said several associations are showing keen interest to supply meals during Tulasankramana, which has created confusion in the temple premises. To avoid confusion, the temple committee has decided to supply meals this year. All those associations who would like to take part in supply of meals, can join hands with the temple committee, the meeting decided.

Talacauvery-Bhagamandala temples are religious centres. The committee will introduce dress code in the temple premises shortly, Bopaiah said.

The Speaker said that an action plan has been prepared to develop Talacauvery and Bhagamandala temples. Yathri nivasa, dining hall, and UGD work should be taken up in a scientific manner. The committee should bear 50 per cent cost for laying solar lamps in the temples.

District in-charge minister Appachu Ranjan said few restrictions will be in force in Talacauvery and Bhagamandala temples as per the decision taken by the management committee. The temple should retain its sanctity.

Bhagandeshwara Talacauvery Temple managing committee president Manu Muthappa said that paisari land near the temple should be handed over to the committee to construct quarters for the priests.

Zilla Panchayat president Shantheyanda Ravi Kushalappa, taluk panchayat president Kavitha Prabhakar and others were present.

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