Ancient, powerful and beautiful temples bless different regions of India. And Andhra Pradesh’s Tirupati Temple is one of the most powerful and richest temples in the country. The Dravidian architectural styled temple is visited by over 50,000 pilgrims daily. Infact, it collected ₹1 crore in its very first day of reopening after the COVID-19 induced lockdown. Tirupati Temple replica will come up in Bandra East in Mumbai. Moreover, Jammu and Kashmir has given land at 40 years lease to the Tirupati Temple Board to build a pilgrimage destination in for devotees in the scenic valley.
Jammu & Kashmir To House Tirupati Temple For Devotees
When it comes to religious tourism, devotees flock to Jammu, “The City of Temples” for a holy pilgrimage to Mata Vaishno Devi. Well, soon, devotees can also visit Tirupati Temple, not just in Andhra Pradesh or Mumbai, but in Jammu & Kashmir. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) will build a temple, Veda Patasala (Vedas School), spiritual/meditation centre, office, residential quarters and parking lot in the scenic valley of Jammu. The temple board will receive 496 Kanal 17 Marla of land for the same.
Tirupati Temple Replica To Come Up In Mumbai
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) trust that manages Andhra Pradesh’s Balaji Temple will construct a replica of it in Mumbai. The temple will be ₹30 crore project in Bandra East on land allotted by the former BJP-Sena Maharashtra government. Amol Kale, a board member of TTD trust stated to The Indian Express “This temple will come under Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam board which is in Andhra Pradesh. The temple will be built on similar lines of the one at Tirupati. The idol will be the same as it is in the original venue. It’s not possible for everyone to go to Tirupati and seek God Balaji’s blessings. So, the board had long ago decided to build a new temple in the city.”
Temple In Mumbai To Open Up In 2 Years
Kale further stated “We wanted to start work this year itself, but due to Covid-19, we couldn’t. Construction will now be started from next month onwards in Bandra East. It will be completed in two years. We will first have the bhoomi pooja done on January. We are hoping to open the temple to the public in two years.” Devotees can look forward to visiting this temple designed by a well-known architect Hafeez Contractor. This temple shall have nine floors. The design also includes a room for meditation, prayer, yoga and staff quarters.