Development of Bagnath temple will be on the lines of world-famous Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham

The development works will be done to give a divine and grand look to the surrounding areas including the Bagnath temple.

Development of Bagnath temple will be on the lines of world-famous Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham

The Bagnath temple will be developed along the lines of the world-famous Kedarnath and Badrinath Dham. State Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar has said that development works will be done to give a divine and grand look to the surrounding areas including the Bagnath temple. He held a meeting with the officials in the district office regarding the proposed construction works under the Swadesh Darshan scheme at Bagnath Dham. Along with this, a site inspection of the proposed works in Bagnath temple was done.

Under the Prasad scheme of the Union Ministry of Tourism, the works of infrastructure development and tourist facilities will be done in the temple. During this, he said that on the lines of Badri-Kedar, Bagnath Dham will take a grand form. He said that under the scheme all the shops in the temple premises would be developed with uniformity in the hill style. Along with this, the construction of ghats on the banks of Saryu, conducting sound and light shows on the campus, and construction of a museum will be done.

He said that religion, culture, heritage, etc should be included while developing the tourism circuit. It should be developed in a way that meets the demands of both the local community and tourism. Tourist attractions can be increased on a sustainable basis by developing world-class infrastructure of tourist circuits. He directed the development of eco-tourism with ecological and cultural protection.

He said that destinations with tourism potential should be developed on a planned and priority basis. Local art, culture, handicrafts, cuisine, etc should be promoted to generate livelihood. He said that whatever project is to be made, talks should be held with the local public representatives, the officials of the temple committee, Juna Akhara, and Vyapar Mandal. He said that the standards should be compulsorily followed in whatever infrastructure work is done. He said that if the land of any person comes for making the project, then the person concerned should be discussed.

The temple complex will be given a new look by displaying façades and frescoes all around. Ropeway construction, beautification of bridges, and shops will be made for the distribution of prasad between Chandika temple to Nileshwar temple. A parking facility will be developed outside the premises for the cleanliness of the temple premises and to facilitate traffic arrangements.

Tourism Secretary Dilip Jawalkar informed that DPR is being prepared for the infrastructure development and tourist facilities in the temple. The construction work will be started soon. With this increasing number of devotees visiting the temple, the local people will also get new employment opportunities.