'Amma Aalayam': Soon, a temple for Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa
The temple is said to be named 'Amma Aalayam'.
The temple will come on a 1,200 sq feet of land owned by him in Iyeppedu village, 60km from Vellore and is estimated to cost Rs 50 lakhs. 'Amma Aalayam' will house a six-foot-tall bronze statue of Jayalalithaa, besides showcasing her life and achievements."
Statues of former chief ministers CN Annadurai and MG Ramachandran will also be installed outside the sanctum sanctorum.
Earlier, news came that supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Rajkot have built a temple for him. The temple, with a bust of Modi in the sanctum, stands on Kothariya road in Rajkot.
"It is a first of its kind in Gujarat, temple of a living person," said Jayesh Patel, leader of Om Yuva Group.
More than 350 members of the group joined hands to construct it by collecting small donations and now planned to conduct daily worship there, he said.
"Members of our organisation have been worshipping Modi as God from the time he contested his first Assembly election from Rajkot and became the Chief Minister of Gujarat," Patel said.
"We are very much impressed by the work he did as the Chief Minister and the work he is doing now as the Prime Minister, so we decided to construct a temple for him.
"Initially we had placed a framed photo. Now we have installed an idol, spending Rs 1.7 lakh," Patel said, adding, that altogether the construction costs around Rs seven lakh.
"Our members, earning from five thousand to fifteen thousand rupees a month, contributed," he said.
(With inputs from agencies)