Sabarimala & Guruvayur to be Developed under Central Govt.’s PRASAD scheme

By HK published on January 12, 2016


The Central Tourism Ministry is in the process of declaring Sabarimala and Guruvayur temples in Kerala under the PRASAD scheme, meant for developing pilgrimage centres, Union Minister Mahesh Sharma said today. The Centre’s decision comes following a request put in by BJP state president Kummanam Rajashekharan.
“We have already cleared Padmanabhaswamy temple. Consideration of Guruvayur and Sabarimala in PRASAD scheme is under consideration. Hopefully it will be done. We are in the process of declaring both the places,” said Tourism and Culture Minister Sharma while addressing the press.
The Minister added that he would soon be visiting Sabarimala temple in Kerala, having already visited Guruvayur temple.
Sharma said he was in Kerala on Monday, but could not pay obeisance to the Lord as he was advised against the same owing to heavy rush and that his visit would “disturb” the sacred scenario.
As many as 13 cities– namely Ajmer, Amritsar, Amravati, Dwarka, Gaya, Kamakhaya, Kanchipuram, Kedarnath, Mathura, Patna, Puri, Varanasi and Velankanni — have been identified for development under Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) by the Ministry of Tourism.

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  1. Balasundaran Sankaran Reply

    January 12, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Sabarimala entry for all woman cannot be thought of.. arise and awake ,Hindu belivers!..

  2. M.Gopalan Reply

    January 14, 2016 at 8:31 pm

    These two pilgrim centers should be developed as Thirupathi temple is developed..Abode of god should be very clean and tidy.Unfortunately hygiene sanitation is the last priority as far as these temple management of Shabarimala and Guruvayoor is concerned. And the corruption is very rampant in all temples run by the Govts specially in th Shabarimal and Guruvayoor.The devotees are subjected all sort of exploits and ill treatments at these two places.Unless these issues are dealt with there is no meaning in including these temples in the Prasadam projects.

  3. Subramani P K Reply

    January 25, 2016 at 8:02 am

    The Prasad scheme is welcome but all Hindu temples should be liberated from the clutches of HR&CE and like the minority places of worship like churches, mosques etc Hindu temples should be managed by their own establishments or devaswams without any govt. interference. Besides there should be strict vigilance in temples like Guruvayur etc to totally eradicate corruption & favouritism and the like. For Sabarimala there should be pacca road or rope way or such other facilities for even aged & all to visit the temple without difficulty. Improve the facilities to stay & ensure swachatha all over.

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