The state authorities has determined to restart a 14-year-old undertaking to construct a golden chariot for the Kukke Subrahmanya temple, which is seen as Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy’s bid to hunt divine intervention for the longevity of his authorities.
Kumaraswamy has directed officers to organize a proposal to be positioned earlier than the Cupboard, in response to a press release from the chief minister’s workplace (CMO) on Monday.
The undertaking dates again to 2005 when the federal government had cleared constructing a golden chariot for the Kukke Subrahmanya temple, nestling within the Western Ghats. Then, the chariot was estimated to value Rs 15 crore. Now, owing to present gold costs, the chariot might value round Rs 80 crore.
Whereas the CMO attributed restarting the undertaking to Kumaraswamy’s current go to to the temple the place he was knowledgeable of the pending work, the choice has been linked to his religiosity. On Sunday evening, Kumaraswamy held talks with famous astrologer Dwarakanath Guruji, who suggested him that finishing the golden chariot would bode effectively for his authorities.
“I suggested the chief minister — full the golden chariot and that can in flip pull your chariot (coalition authorities),” Dwarakanath, who offers counsel to many political leaders, instructed reporters after assembly Kumaraswamy.
In 2005, the chariot was to have been funded with none authorities support, however by the temple’s assets and donations from devotees. “It was half of a bigger grasp plan for improvement of the temple at a value of Rs 180 crore,” a Muzrai division official stated. “We at the moment are awaiting a proper proposal from the Dakshina Kannada district administration,” the official added.
The chief minister has directed officers to revise the proposal primarily based on the prevailing market price of gold.
Kumaraswamy’s household is thought for its religion in astrology and non secular rituals, proper from his father H D Deve Gowda to his brother H D Revanna. Kumaraswamy himself moved into his “fortunate” JP Nagar home, full with vaastu modification, forward of the Meeting elections final 12 months. He visited over 50 locations of worship since taking workplace final 12 months.
BJP spokesperson S Suresh Kumar took a dig at Kumaraswamy. “Will Kukke Subrahmanya want a golden chariot when the whole state is struggling for consuming water?”
However it’s stated that Kumaraswamy is cautious in relation to the golden chariot and the Kukke Subrahmanya temple, whose deity is believed to be “very highly effective”. As Dwarakanath put it, “Kumaraswamy has taken this to coronary heart and has given me his phrase on finishing the chariot.”