Wednesday, 31 January 2024 | PNS | NAINITAL
The president of Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam Employees Federation
Dinesh Gururani has urged the State authorities to incorporate the solar temple at Chowbati in Madgaon in Didihat Tehsil of Pithoragarh district which resembles the famed solar temple in Konark in Odisha within the Manaskhand Mandir Mala Mission. Stressing on applicable beautification of the temple, he demanded that the State authorities ought to improve street connectivity to facilitate easy motion of devotees. He stated that it’s unlucky that whereas the asphaltisation of street from Didihat to Chowbati had been completed on the State authorities’s behest, the four-kilometre stretch from Chowbati had remained untouched.
He additional stated that it didn’t stand to purpose as to why the historic solar temple in Pithoragarh has been stored exterior the purview of the Manaskhand Mandir Mala Mission. “While the State authorities has organized lodging for guests to the Katarmal Sun Temple positioned in Almora district after implementing a beautification undertaking, the temple in Pithoragarh has remained neglected, left vegetating in developmental hunch,” he stated and added that he had already written to the district tourism officer demanding beautification of the Madh Sun Temple.
Experts say that this solar temple in Pithoragarh is one in all uncommon temples in Uttarakhand whose structure was impressed by the south Indian temple architectural fashion. Earlier often known as Naghar, the temple is believed to have been constructed by Lord Vishwakarma whereas some imagine that it was constructed by the Pandavas.
Gururani stated that marking the Surya Parva on February 15, Sundarkand can be recited contained in the temple. This apart, al spiritual and cultural program can be held within the temple premises the identical day to mark the auspicious event.
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