Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel’s Gift to Devotees
Chief Minister Holds Meeting with Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Development Board
The development of both small and large pilgrimage sites in the district brings joy to the rural community: Shri R. R. Raval
Gandhinagar, October 7, 2023: The Gujarat Pavitra Yatradham Development Board (GPYDB) received proposals for the development of both small and large pilgrimage sites from various organizations and trusts. After careful consideration, Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel granted in principle approval to allocate Rs 37.80 crore for the development of small temples at the village level in the state.
Providing this information, GPYVB Secretary Shri R. R. Raval mentioned that Chief Minister Shri Bhupendra Patel recently held a meeting with GPYVB officials in Gandhinagar. During the meeting, the Chief Minister approved the board’s proposals for the development of village-level temples.
The Chief Minister has granted in principle approval for the holistic development of temples, allocating a total of Rs. 7.45 crore for the enhancement of four temples in Vadodara district. These temples are Shree Vyaseshwar Mahadev in Barkal, Sinor Taluka; Shree Garh Bhavani Mataji Temple in Dabhoi; Shree Bhathiji Temple in Raipur, and Shree Mahisagar Mata Temple in Dabka, Padra Taluka.
Similarly, in Mehsana district, the development of six temples has received in principle approval with a budget of Rs. 15.66 crore. These temples are the Shree Thakorji Temple in Upera, Unjha Taluka; Shree Neelkanth Mahadev Temple in Unava, Unjha; the Shree Hanuman Temple and Shree Shani Dev Temple; Shree Dashama Temple in Kadi; and Shree Krishna Temple in Valam, Visnagar Taluka.
Additionally, an amount of Rs. 4.09 crore has been allocated for the development of Shree Bhetadiya Bhan Temple, situated in Moti Boru of Dholka Taluka in Ahmedabad District.
Furthermore, for the beautification of Shree Khodiyar Mata Mandir and the associated lake at Varuna in Sami Taluka, Patan district, a sum of Rs. 4.48 crore has been allocated.
In Jetpur Taluka of Rajkot district, an allocation of Rs. 1.64 crore has been made for the development works of Shree Khodaldham Temple at Kagawad.
In Aravalli district, Rs. 1.30 crore has been earmarked for the development of Shree Riddhi-Siddhi Ganpati Mandir in Mehsana, Modasa Taluka.
Finally, for state government-owned temples, an amount of Rs. 47.57 lakh has been allocated for the development of Shree Chandreshwar Mahadev Temple in Chandrasana, Mehsana district, and a substantial Rs. 2.70 crore has been assigned for the development of Shree Bhuteshwar Mahadev Temple in Bhutiyavasana, Patan district.
Shri Raval mentioned that religious people are expressing joy, elation, and gratitude for the development of temples, which are the centres of faith for large rural communities. The government’s policy of developing both small and major pilgrimage sites is particularly appreciated, especially within rural society
Source: Information Department, Gujarat