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Sonari Ram Mandir to adorn new look, renovation work commences

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Jamshedpur, Dec 27: The Sonari Ram Mandir which was established in 1958 will adorn a new look as a three-phase renovation work has already commenced. The repair and renovation work is expected to be completed by November, 2021. The present Ram Mandir managing committee has decided on giving the temple a complete makeover and painting in gold and copper colours have commenced. The painting job was last done 20 years ago.

At a press meeting organized in the Sonari Ram Mandir compound on Sunday, the Mandir Committee chairman Dr AP Patro in his brief informed that the three phased repair and renovation work will see painting of the temple which has already commenced. He said that the Indian Goose Berry (Amla) plant by the side of the temple’s main gate would be bounded by a stone wall where the Nav Grah would be established for which idols from Odisha’s Kiching have already been brought in. He said the installation would commence after the Khar Mas or inauspicious month. Dr Patro informed that separate washrooms and drinking water facilities for male and women devotees would also come up.

The Mandir Committee president Ashok Kumar Singh stated that a portion within the temple premises would be converted into a small park in the second phase. He informed that the park would have flower plants, golden apple (Bel) and mango trees to meet the requirements of prayers in the temple. “Moreover, there is a very old well in the temple complex. This will be repaired and purified so that its water can be used for routine work in the temple premises. In the third place, the smaller temples in the complex too will be given facelifts.”

The Dharmshala at the back of the temple which is in a dilapidated condition would also be repaired and renovated. Devotees coming from distant places and children would be provided accommodation here at nominal charges. The residential quarters of the temple priests would also be renovated informed the managing committee officials.

The executive president of the Sonari Ram Mandir committee RK Sahi appealed not only to the citizens of Jamshedpur but of entire Jharkhand to contribute to the noble venture of repairing and renovating the Sonari Ram Mandir so that it became a tourist attraction. The other committee members present at the press briefing on Sunday were vice president Amarjit Singh, treasurer TC Das, Rajesh Kumar, Achinto, Chandrashekhar and others.

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