Renovation of Ranganatha Swamy temple to be complete by November | Mysuru News

Mysuru: The renovation of the over 500-year-old Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple in BR Hills, which is part of BR Hills Tiger Reserve in Chamarajnagar district, will be completed in November.
The temple, which had been closed for devotees since March 2017, will be opened this year-end, said Muzarai department officials.
The works were taken up following public outcry after the temple appeared to be crumbling. Officials said over 90 per cent works have been completed. The department of archaeology and museums, which took up the work at a cost of Rs 2.4 crore, replaced pillars, repaired the sanctum sanctorum and changed the flooring. It is also renovating a guest house.
The department of tourism, public works and other departments have contributed funds for different phases of the works.
The temple was renovated under the guidance of temple architects from Tamil Nadu. Damaged stones, pillars and beams have been replaced. Three gopuras have been built along with granite flooring. Work on construction of the kitchen and mantapa on the temple premises is in progress.
Temple executive officer D Satish told STOI that recently deputy commissioner Dr MR Ravi visited the temple to review the progress of work instructed them to expedite pending works including electrification, construction of steps from Rajagopura and erecting railings.
“As authorities have decided to conduct mass feeding daily, the deputy commissioner had also asked to submit an estimate proposal for construction of a full-fledged ‘anna dasoha bhavan’, an action plan for construction of compound around the temple, development of park behind the temple, installation of watch towers, water taps, complete all painting and all remaining works,” he said
The DC had set the deadline for completion of all works by end of November and allow devotees to have the lord’s darshan, he added.

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