A golden chariot would be built at a cost of Rs 1.50 crore for the Chennimalai temple near here, according to the Commissioner, Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment (HR & CE) P R Sampath.

Inspecting the construction of a five tier ‘Rajagopuram’ of the temple on Friday night, he said it would be built with four kilograms of gold available in the temple and gold donations and funds collected from the public.

He said renovation work worth more than Rs 2 crore has been undertaken in the temple, including construction of a pilgrim waiting hall and a compound wall for the temple.

He said the Kasiviswanathar and Sri Margandewarar temples would also be developed in the hill temple premises at cost of Rs 80 lakh. All the development and renovation work would be completed within the end of this financial year.

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