Prime Minister Narendra Modi will use video conferencing to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for numerous projects in Gujarat’s Somnath on Friday at 11 a.m.
The Somnath Promenade, Somnath Exhibition Centre, and the renovated temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath are among the projects to be inaugurated.
During the occasion, the Prime Minister will also lay the foundation stone for Shree Parvati Temple. A total of Rs 30 crore is proposed for the temple’s construction. This will entail the construction of a temple in the Sompura Salats style, as well as the creation of Garbha Griha and Nritya Mandap.
According to a press statement from the PMO, Somnath Promenade was built at a cost of over Rs 47 crore under the PRASHAD (Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive) Scheme.
The Somnath Exhibition Centre, which is housed within the premises of the Tourist Facilitation Centre, houses exhibits made up of disassembled pieces of the former Somnath temple and its sculptures, all of which are based on the Nagar style temple architecture of old Somnath.
Shree Somnath Trust completed the reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath with a total cost of Rs 3.5 crore. When Queen Ahilyabai of Indore saw the old temple in ruins, she constructed this temple, which is also known as Ahilyabai Temple. The entire old temple complex has been completely renovated for pilgrim safety and increased capacity.