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Golden Door for Mandapam of Chokkar

The Jalakanteswar temple here has planned to give a facelift to the existing ‘Palliarai Chokkar,’ a small mantap, on the temple precincts where Lord Eswar and his consort is believed to be asleep during the night.

Published: 04th February 2014 08:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th February 2014 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

The Jalakanteswar temple here has planned to give a facelift to the existing ‘Palliarai Chokkar,’ a small mantap, on the temple precincts where Lord Eswar and his consort is believed to be asleep during the night.

According to Suresh, president of the Jalakanteswar Dharmastabhanam, a trust, which is maintaining the temple, the main door of the mantapam would be gold-plated while the side walls would be replaced with mirrors.

“We are planning to engrave the door with copper and then gold-plate it. We may require around one kg of gold and the total cost of this project would be around `6 lakhs,” he said adding, “We are trying to revive the old practice followed in most Vishnu temples under the thirupalli ezhuchi ritual, here also.”

The Dharmastabhanam is also planning to provide a silver covering(kavacham) for the Bhairavar idol in the temple, at a cost of `5 lakh. Both projects would be completed in the next three months, Suresh said.

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