CM stops fair at native for developmental works

CM stops fair at native for developmental works

Road inside village being concretised; temple facilities under expansion

CM stops fair at native for developmental works

The popular Siddarameshwara Swamy jatre at Siddaramanahundi, the native of Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, will not be held this year, due to the ongoing developmental works in the village.

The chief minister is particular about completing the works before organising the religious ritual that was held last in 2012. Usually, the jatre is held once in three years, within 12 days of Mahashivaratri festival.

The jatre is a main attraction for Siddaramaiah himself, who used to make time for the festival, shake a leg to the beats of native drums for Siddarameshwara Kunita, known as Veera Makkala kunita in rural parlance.

 It has also been a tradition for Siddaramaiah to dance at the lord’s summit ever since he was a boy. The jatre is expected to be held in March next (2016) after the completion of the works, said a villager.

The road inside the village, up to 5.2 km is being concretised, while 7.3 km of drain is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3.4 crore under Suvarna Grama Yojane.

The work, being executed by Karnataka Rural Infrastructure Development Limited (KRIDL), was launched around eight months ago and a majority of works are completed.

A stretch of the road connecting the main road, from the village main road, on one side and near the temple on the other side remain to be completed.

According to KRIDL sources, Suvarna Grama Yojane works have been taken up at nine villages under Yadakola Gram Panchayat, at an estimated cost of Rs 9.4 crore.

It includes Siddaramanahundi, Yadakola, Kuppegala, Srinivasapura, Kadavekatte Hundi, Anchehundi, Srinivasapura, Hosahalli and Devegowdanahundi.

Developmental works associated with Siddarameshwara Swamy temple — Chikkamma Thayi temple, kitchen room, community hall with commercial shops — are also under progress with generous funds given by donors, including the chief minister.
DH News Service