Icon centres coming up

February 03, 2016 12:00 am | Updated 05:46 am IST - THENI:

For the first time, ancient panchaloka idols, mostly utsavamurties and parivara idols and other valuable items including precious stone studded gold jewels, silver wares kept in various temples under the control of HR&CE Department with less security, will soon be kept in safe and highly secured zones, thanks to construction of an Icon Centre at a cost of Rs.1.5 crore on the campus of Sri Gowmariaman Temple in Veerapandi.

Similar icon centre to cater to the needs of temples in Dindigul district is also established on the campus of Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple near Rock Fort in Dindigul town.

Strong room

These centres will have strong room to keep idols and other valuables. Both centres will have hi-tech security mechanism to ensure cent per cent safety to temple properties. They will also have close circuit cameras, emergency alarms and other safety equipment to guard the centre.

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