VISAKHAPATNAM: A huge Ram temple on the lines of the famous Bhadrachalam temple in the State will come up in the heart of the city near Jagadamba Junction at a cost of Rs.1 crore.
The proposals for the temple have already been cleared and temple will come up on a sprawling 2.7 acres, according to executive officer of Sri Kanakamahalakshmi Temple D. Bhramaramba.
“The Endowments Commissioner has approved the proposals for the temple estimated to cost Rs.70 lakhs. We are looking for some donors for construction of the temple as we have to generate funds on our own for the purpose,” she said.
Already daily pujas were being performed to idols of Sri Rama, Sita and Lakshmana at the premises. The idols, carved in wood, were presented by Rani Chandramani Devi Chemudu Samsthan at Ambica Bagh. Order for the granite idols would be placed for installation in the sanctum sanctorum of the new temple.
Ms. Bhramaramba said that Sri Kanakamahalakshmi Temple had adopted the Ambica Bagh temple after the Endowments Department took over the premises a few years ago. Ambica Bagh also has about 25 acres of land at Poolbagh in Anakapalle town which is in litigation.