Hasanamba temple to open on October 24; meeting held

10 CCTV cameras installed on the premises; security beefed up

Hasanamba temple to open  on October 24; meeting held

Deputy Commissioner V Anbu Kumar said that more number of policemen and homeguards will be deployed to ensure that the devotees at Hasanamba temple are not put into hardships, when it will be opened for darshan round the clock between October 24 and November 5.

Addressing a press meet in Hassan on Friday, Anbu Kumar said the temple will be opened for darshan at 12.30 pm on October 24, and closed at the same time on the last day.

Preparatory meetings have been held a couple of times and it has been decided to install CCTV cameras at ten important places on the premises. The service of women home guards will also be utilised on these days, he said.

Though the temple is opened on October 24, the public will be allowed entry for darshan of the deity only from October 25, up to 7am on November 5.

As devotees have to stand in big queues for long hours to offer prayers, drinking water facility has been arranged at four places. Apart from this, ladoos, puliyogere, pongal and other prasads will be distributed to the devotess, he added.

Special entry will be provided for those who wish to have speedy darshan and the tickets will be priced at Rs 250 per person. They will be entitled to get two ladoos and kumkum.

Parking

Parking arrangements have been made at exhibition grounds and Joint Director of Agriculture office premises. However, special queue for physically challenged and senior citizens have also been made.

Tenders have been invited for providing lighting arrangement, illumination, public address system, generator and barricade. Four new offering boxes will be placed this year and containers will also be placed on the premises to receive donation in the form of rice, oil, sarees and other items, the DC said.

The process of clearing nine houses situated around the temple has begun after the residents agreed to shift to alternate places. The works would be completed in phases.

The works at Siddeshwara temple is in progress and arrangements have been made so that it does not hinders devotees having darshan of the goddess.

The works on ‘gopura’ is complete and only installation of kalashas is pending. Once the works on Siddeshwara temple is complete, kalashas will be placed on Hasanamba, Siddeshwara and Gopura at the same day, he said.

Additional DC Dr Gopalakrishna, assistant commissioner Sharath, CMC commissioner Nagabushan, PWD engineer Krishnamurthy and others were present.

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