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Gold and silver articles donated at the Chamundeshwari Temple by Sri Jaya Publications and Kodanad Estate

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October 23, 2016: Praying for the early and speedy recovery of the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa, a group of people adorned the Ganesha and Hanuman idols at the Chamundeshwari Temple on Chamundi Hills, Mysore with gold and silver articles.

The gold and silver articles donated by Sri Jaya Publications, Chennai and the Kodanad Estate were worth Rs. 1.61 crore, mentioned HT report. This group of people from Tamil Nadu went to Chamundeshwari Temple on Friday to pray for the good health and quick recovery of Jayalalithaa and offered gold and silver articles at the temple. Temple authorities said that the donations at the temple have been registered in the names of Sri Jaya Publications, Chennai and the Kodanad Estate, Nilgiris, as quoted by The Hindu.

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According to the Hindu, the articles made of 1,689 grams of gold and 4,852 grams of silver, the total value of articles worth Rs. 42,29,614, by Sri Jaya Publications, have been donated to the Ganesha idol on the Chamundi Hills. 4,710 grams of gold and 14,980 grams of silver have been donated to the Hanuman idol by the Kodanad Estate, Nilgiris whose total worth was equal to Rs. 1,18,47,543 from the information which was given by the Temple office. The donations were then entered in the Temple registry after they were valued by a local jeweller.

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SPECIAL POOJA

Shashishekar Dixit, the head priest of Sri Chamundeshwari Temple told that including Sri Jaya Publications, five people visited the temple and also performed Special pooja for the speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa, as reported to The Hindu.

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K.M. Prasad, Executive Officer of the Temple told The Hindu that articles to the temple were donated on Thursday and the idols were decorated with them on Friday. Special poojas were then performed to the Lord Ganesha and Hanuman who are located at the entrance to the main temple and in front of the sanctum sanctorum respectively after they were adorned with the articles of gold and silver.

The articles included Kavacham for Lord Hanuman’s idol and a Gold crown for the idol of Lord Ganesha. He also said that the size of the idols was taken 10 years ago and articles were then crafted accordingly.

According to the Temple sources, Jayalalithaa’s last visit to the temple was in 2011 when she turned 63 and she had visited the temple earlier also on few special occasions.

– prepared by Chesta Ahuja, NewsGram.  Twitter: @ahuja_chesta

 

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BJP leader Devendra Fadnavis as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra & Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the new Deputy Chief Minister

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Chief Minister of Maharashtra taking oath
Hon Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari administered the oath of Chief Minister of Maharashtra to Shri Devendra Fadnavis and Deputy CM to Shri Ajit Pawar.

In a stunning political development, Maharashtra Governor B.S. Koshyari on Saturday morning administered the oath of office to Bharatiya Janata Party leader Devendra Fadnavis as the new Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Nationalist Congress Party leader Ajit Pawar as the new Deputy Chief Minister.

The two were sworn-in at a function in the Raj Bhavan held around 8 a.m. in the presence of a few BJP and NCP leaders, and other government officials.

Soon afterwards, Fadnavis said that the Governor would give them a letter instructing when to prove the new government’s majority on the floor of the Assembly.

He added that the cabinet would be expanded at a later date.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his best wishes to Fadnavis for taking over as the CM for a second consecutive term, and to Pawar on his appointment as Dy.CM.

A letter was issued from Union Home Ministry simultaneously that said that President’s Rule was lifted from Maharashtra.

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis
Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis taking oath.

Speaking to the media, Fadnavis said that after the elections, the Shiv Sena which had secured a clear majority in alliance with BJP rejected the public mandate and was engaged in forming the government with some other parties necessitating President’s Rule in Maharashtra.

Since it did not appear possible for those three parties to form a ‘khichdi’ (hotch-potch’) government and in order to provide a stable government to the state the decision was taken.

“Along with Ajit Pawar and support of others, we submitted a list to the Governor who discussed the issue with the centre to conclude that a viable government could be formed,” Fadnavis said.

Accordingly, after discussing with the Centre, the Governor invited Fadnavis and Pawar to form the government which was sworn-in.

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On his part, Ajit Pawar said that giving the state a stable government was the need of the hour which did not appear to be happening.

“I was tired of the continuous negotiations going on and so decided to go with Fadnavis and give a stable government to the state,” Pawar said. (IANS)