Gold coated at Kashi Vishwanath Temple Shrine Gold equivalent to Modi’s mother’s weight
A South Indian businessman has donated 37 kg of gold equivalent to the weight of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother Heera Ben to decorate the interior of the Kashi Vishwanath temple shrine. He donated a total of 60 kg of gold for the temple. Of this, 37 kg was used in the shrine. The information about the gold-plated shrine came out when Narendra Modi visited the temple last day.
Sources close to the temple said that the amount of gold used to paint the interior of the shrine was equivalent to the weight of Prime Minister Modi’s mother Heeraben, who recently turned 100 years old. The gold was donated by a South Indian businessman. But he does not want to be named. Varanasi Divisional Commissioner Deepak Agarwalma told mediapersons that 60 kg of gold was donated to the temple. The temple received 60 kg of gold. Of this, 37 kg was used to embellish the shrine. The remaining 23 kg of gold will be used to cover the underside of the dome, he said.
This is the main work done on the temple using gold from the 18th century onwards. The temple was damaged during the Mughal period and was rebuilt in 1777 by Maharani Ahilyabhaya, the Queen of Holkar in Indore. Later, the two domes of the Maharaja Ranjit Singh Temple in Punjab were given a ton of gold which was used to cover them with gold. The renovation and expansion of the temple was recently completed. The project, dubbed the Kashi Vishwanath Dham Corridor, was completed at a cost of Rs 900 crore. More than 300 nearby buildings have been purchased and the area of the temple has been expanded from 2700 square feet to 5 lakh square feet.
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