Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved the redevelopment plan of the periphery of Taratarini Temple near Berhampur in Ganjam district. Expressing his happiness over the development plan, the Chief Minister directed to complete the development work in time.
The redevelopment plan includes the renovation of Singhadwar Entrance with Pilgrim Amenities, Pathway with drinking water facilities, Hilltop temple premises development which includes Prasad Sevan Mandap, Interpretation Centre, Mundan Hall and Public Toilet.
There will be many new additions which include Prasad Sevan Hall, Interpretation Centre, Meditation Centre Rest Area, Food Kiosk, Drinking Water, Shoe Stand, Foot Wash, Waiting Area, Barrier Free Accessibility, Seating Benches, Rest Shed, Watch Tower, Police Outpost, First Aid Centre etc.
There will be one Meditation Hall and view point over the hill top behind the temple.
The Taratarini Temple is one of the oldest Shakti Pithas of India and it will be developed keeping in view the Odisha style of architecture. The presentation was made by Shri Narayan Tripathy of Nesters, a leading architect. The design aims at making it one of the most attractive religious tourist sites of the country.
Among others, Chief Advisor CMO R. Balkrishnan, ACS RD PK Jena, Principal Secretary Water Resources Surendra Kumar, 5-T Secretary V K Pandian, Works Secretary Kishan Kumar were present. Ganjam Collector and other senior officers of the district were present.