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Land of temples in Kalahandi on path of recovery

BHAWANIPATNA: FOR the land grabbers, the immovable properties of deities are easy target. Fifteen temples of Kalahandi Group of Temples, managed by Odisha Hindu Religious Endowment, bear testimony to years of neglect and becoming victims of encroachment. Now there is an attempt by the group to recover the immovable properties of deities and renovate the temples, which need attention. This has raised new hope.

The group plans to renovate Ramswami temple, Balaji temple, Dakhina Kali, Bhawanishankar, Jagannath, Madanmohan, Tarini in Bhawanipatna, Lankeswari, Gopinath Jew, Kanak Durga, Someswar, Ramswami and Balaji temples in Junagarh and Manikeswari, Rameswar and Nilakantheswar temples in Thuamul Rampur.

Most of these temples were constructed during the 19th Century by the then kings of Kalahandi. Even after the merger of the princely states in Odisha, these temples were managed by the royal family. In the seventies, the former King handed over these temples to the Government along with 1,500 acres of land and valuables of the deities for the management and maintenance of the temples and also for performance of rituals. Despite having the potential of  adequate returns, the situation remained grim.

According to the record of the Group of Temples, a large  chunk of valuable agricultural land of the deities located in different villages under Bhawanipatna and Dharamgarh sub-divisions remained under the occupation of the encroachers. Besides, the encroachers are eyeing the land of the deities in prime locations of Bhawanipatna and Junagarh and these valuable lands are being systematically grabbed by people for construction of houses and for also business purposes.

In Bhawanipatna, out of 34 acres of Balaji temple land, more than 10 acres are under the illegal occupation of locals where both huts and buildings have been constructed. The rest of the areas are also under threat. Most of the lands of Kali temple, located in the heart of the town, are under also illegal occupation. The land of Ramswami temple is also not spared from land grabbers.

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August 24, 2017 at 10:15 am Leave a comment

Sri Nrusinghanath Temple Paikmal, Bargarh

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Odisha govt will recognize Pradhanpat and Khandadhar as biodiversity hotspots

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Celebrating the Yogini cult: Chausath Yogini temple, Balangir, Odisha

Following is a report from the http://www.tribuneindia.com

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Papakshya Ghat, Binika, Subarnapur district

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Kosaleswara temple, Baidyanath, Subarnapur district

Following information is taken from: http://www.nuaodisha.com/Odisha-Tourism/Tourist-Places-In-Sonepur.html , the Sambad, and Inscriptions of Orissa: With Special Reference to Subarnapur

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March 26, 2017 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Bhima Bhoi memorial, Khaliapali receives grant for development

Following is a report from the Sambad:

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March 9, 2017 at 2:20 pm Leave a comment

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