Berhampur: Pilgrims visiting to the Tara Tarini Shrine in Ganjam were in for a surprise to see a new look transformed temple on the occasion of first Tuesday of Chaitra month. The temple which attracts lakhs of devotees on this day has seen a major transformation recently in terms of infrastructure development and improvements in amenities.
Few days back, the Government had approved a development plan for the temple after the visit and review by 5T Secretary V K Pandian. The development plan included facelift to the ancient shrine with renovation of Singhadwar Entrance with Pilgrim Amenities, Path way with drinking water facilities, Hilltop temple premises development which includes Prasad Sevan Mandap, Interpretation Centre, Mundan Hall and Public Toilet.
The Temple is one of the oldest Shakti Pithas of India and it is being developed keeping in view the Odisha style of architecture.
The first glimpses of transformation of the temple have been appreciated by one and all. The change is visible on the ground with the temple being decorated with beautiful flowers and lighting. The peripheral areas have also been developed in tune with the needs of the pilgrims.
The active persuasion by 5T Secretary V K Pandian has resulted in the transformation in a record time. The district administration led by collector Vijay Amruta Kulange has also been proactive in implementing the development works.
The developments have led to creating a spiritual ambience and a spacious surroundings for the devotees to pray the Goddess.