Paryaya Palimaru Mutt seer Vidhyadheesha Swami has said that the work of laying golden sheet on the tower of the sanctum sanctorum of Krishna temple, Udupi, will be begin on November 28. The ‘Suvarna Gopura’ (golden tower) will be ready in the next four months, he told reporters.
The seer said the ‘Suvarna Gopura’ is one among the dedicated projects during the current Paryaya tenure. About 100 kg gold worth Rs 32 crore will be utilised, he added. Silver sheets will be laid on the wooden framework of the tower. About 500 kg silver will be used for the purpose. Gold will be cast on the silver sheets later. Each sqft of the tower will be covered by 50 gram of gold. The total area of the gopura is 2,500 sqft.
Devotees have contributed 60 kg gold so far and the rest will be procured soon, the seer said.