Better facilities for pilgrims at Mansa Devi shrine

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Panchukla, Apr 6 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said more facilities would be provided to pilgrims at the Shri Mata Mansa Devi shrine complex here including a ''sarovera'' and a car parking.

The Chief Minister was interacting with mediapersons shortly after paying obeisance at the shrine on the occasion of first ''Navratra'' today.

A large number of pilgrims had queued since morning to pay obeissance at the shrine, which is one of the 51 ''Shakti Peeths'' mentioned in the ''Tanter Chudamani''.

Mr Hooda said a sum of Rs 11 crore had already been spent by Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine Board on various developmental works and Rs four crore was being further incurred to add more facilities.

He said that the wheel of progress was now moving faster.

Haryana had the highest per capita investment, highest per capita income among the big states and it also had the highest production of wheat and milk in the country.

The on going developmental works at the Shri Mata Mansa Devi Shrine complex included construction of ceremonial entrance gate known as the Mata Mansa Dwar, Luxmi Bhawan-a Dharamshala, staff quarters- Shanti Kunj and installation of a tubewell. The Baba Balak Nath Temple has recently been renovated.

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