Friday, March 22, 2013

Kurukshetra to have Akshardham temple

 By Haryananewswire
Kurukshetra would have Swaminarayan  Akshardham temple.
          Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to  give land for its construction  as the B.A.P.S. Swaminarayan  Sanstha, New Delhi had requested him to allot a piece of land to establish the temple  in Kurukshetra.
          Mr Hooda said that eight to 10 acres of land would be given for the temple.
          It may be recalled that Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple, a replica of Tirupati Balaji Temple in Andhra Pradesh is already under construction in Kurukshetra.
          The Chief Minister said that the setting up of such spiritual centers would further enhance the religious and spiritual importance of Kurukshetra as an international centre of pilgrimage.
Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple is being constructed over an area of 5.52 acres at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore.
Kurukshetra is the land of Bhagavad Gita, which has over the years inspired the humanity. With the construction of Swaminarayan  Akshardham temple and Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple, a lot of pilgrims would visit Kurukshetra from all over the world and the increased number of pilgrims would also give boost to the economy of the area, he added.

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