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Bhadrakali idol removed at Nanjundeshwara temple; new idol proposed for replacement

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Mysuru: Bhadrakali idol at the famous Sri Nanjundeshwara temple in Nanjangud has been removed as it was damaged.

The idol was installed on the left side of Veerabhadreshwara idol and Dakshabrahma idol is on the right side. The stone idols were being offered pooja daily.

Devotees have expressed anguish as the authorities should follow rituals to remove the idol which is said to have been installed during erstwhile Chola dynasty kings.

It is said that during the construction of temple 64 Nayanar idols and 18 Shiva Avatar idols were installed 200-300 years ago.

The temple was constructed 2000 years ago.

Most of the idols installed in Nanjundeshwara temple is shaking after it lost Ashtabandha power. The temple authorities allegedly did not take steps to refix the idols.

When contacted temple executive officer Ravindra said “the idol was removed as it was broken.”

He said a proposal has been sent to the archaeological department to reinstall the new idol through Ashtabandhana.

The temple has monthly income of more than Rs one crore, but the dereliction of officials has hurt the sentiments of devotees.

– Team Mysoorunews

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