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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 Hopeful of Getting its “First Chief Minister” in Jammu and Kashmir

Meanwhile, the BJP which shared power in the state with the PDP for three years from 2015 to 2018, did not get the top post

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Jammu and Kashmir has seen several Chief Ministers from Congress, National Conference and the People's Democratic Party (PDP). Flickr

The BJP is hopeful of getting its “first Chief Minister” in Jammu and Kashmir following the abrogation of Article 370 from the state two months ago, and the planned delimitation of the Assembly constituencies.

In an interview to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Ravinder Raina said, “Jammu and Kashmir is a unit. And as President of BJP here, I am confident that we will have a BJP Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir very soon.”

Jammu and Kashmir has seen several Chief Ministers from Congress, National Conference and the People’s Democratic Party (PDP).

Meanwhile, the BJP which shared power in the state with the PDP for three years from 2015 to 2018, did not get the top post and had to accept the post of Deputy Chief Minister.

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In an interview to IANS, Jammu and Kashmir Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Ravinder Raina said, Jammu and Kashmir is a unit. Flickr

When asked about the planned delimitation of constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir, Raina said, “The Election Commission will take a final call on the delimitation of the Assembly constituencies here.”

Raina said the poll panel will constitute a commission, which will be headed by either a retired Supreme Court or High Court judge.

The BJP leader pointed out that the commission which will be constituted for the delimitation process will follow all the standard prodecures.

The government abrogated Article 370 of the Constitution from Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 and also bifurcated the state into two union territories.

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Following the revocation of Article 370, the government has enforced a massive clampdown on communication and internet services in the state and deployed heavy security presence.

To a question over the clampdown for 60 days in the state, the state BJP chief said, “Soon after the abrogation of Article 370 the mobile connectivity and internet facility was suspended here.

“And now you are witnessing that the mobile connectivity and Wi-fi services are given a free hand and people are using those facilities here,” Raina said pointing towards the Wi-fi hotspots and connections provided to the citizens in Jammu.

Pointing towards the Kashmir valley, where only landlines connections and BSNL mobile networks are operating, he said, “In Kashmir valley too, the communication systems whether it is landline connections or BSNL mobile numbers are being operated and are given access.”

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And as President of BJP here, I am confident that we will have a BJP Chief Minister in Jammu and Kashmir very soon. Pixabay

“But there are still apprehensions that Pakistani agents may use the internet facilities to defame and to create mess and try to instigate the youth of the country,” he said on the internet suspension in Srinagar and other districts in the Kashmir valley.

Raina further said that Pakistani elements can instigate the youth and spread venom in the society and that is why preventive measures have been taken. “But soon you shall find all internet facilities will be opened and will be given free access,” he said.

India has on several occasions accused Pakistan of sponsoring terror and allowing its land to be used for terror activities. In recent days, the Indian Army and security forces have foiled terrorists’ attempts to enter Indian territory from the Pakistan side.

On India’s semi-high speed and feature-rich Vande Bharat Express arriving in Jammu from Delhi, he said, “We are thankful to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Railway Minister Piyush Goyal for providing the best train that is Vande Bharat Express to Jammu and Kashmir after the revocation of Article 370.

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He said “Vande Bharat Express will provide all sorts of relief to passengers that we have seen at the overcrowded railway stations of Jammu Tawi, Katra and Udhampur. It is a big gift for the people of Kashmir,” Raina added. (IANS)