ASI okays devt work at Trimbakeshwar temple

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Nashik, Jul 8: Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has granted its approval for various development works at Trimbakeshwar temple here, well-known for one of the 12 'Jyotirlingas' of Lord Shiva.

During his recent visit at Trimbakeshwar, ASI Superintendent Veerbhadra Rao discussed various issues with temple trustees, priests, government officials.

Following this, he gave the approval for development works for the convenience of devotees visiting the shrine and also for the safety of the temple, which is listed as one of the archaeological heritage sites, District Collector S Chokkalingam said.

Important among these works are construction of a hall for devotees, who stand in long queues for 'Darshan', renewed electrification and air-conditioning of the temple.

Another important decision taken was to make a separate arrangement to burn 'Dhoop' (scented sticks), outside the temple to avoid soot layers to the roof, provision for 'Abhishek' arrangement outside the sanctum.

Besides this, the ASI official also gave nod for repairing work of rooftop of Gayatri temple, adjacent to the Trimbakeshwar temple and some nearby houses that were waiting for the ASI approval.


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