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Ganga water distribution to temples for Shivaratri

Special Correspondent


Nearly 1,800 temples in all the 176 taluks will

be provided the water

Krishnaiah Setty has also been distributing laddus every year on Vaikunta Ekadasi


Bangalore: For the third consecutive year, chairman of the Karnataka   Muzrai Board S.N. Krishnaiah Setty, who is also chairman of the Karnataka Urban Water Supply and Drainage Board, will distribute Ganga Jal (water from the Ganga) to all Shiva temples in the State on the occasion of Mahashivaratri.

Priests of all Shiva temples under the Muzrai Department have been instructed to hold special pujas on Mahashivaratri and distribute Ganga water to devotees. Nearly 1,800 temples in all the 176 taluks will be provided the water.

The Ganga water will be made over to the temples on March 1, a day ahead of Mahashivaratri.

Mr. Setty told presspersons here on Saturday that two tankers with nearly 50,000 litres of water would arrive in Bangalore from Haridwar on Monday.

The water would then be pumped into small cans and 30 mini-trucks (one for each district) for distribution to the districts.

From the district headquarters, the cans will be sent to the taluks. Ten temples in every taluk will be covered under the programme.

The former Minister had made arrangements for distribution of 50,000 litres of Ganga water on Mahashivaratri in the past two years, at his own cost.

“The Muzrai Board is only acting as a facilitator in procuring the Ganga Jal and transporting it for distribution to temples,” he said.

He has also been distributing laddus every year on Vaikunta Ekadasi.

On renovation of temples across the State, Mr. Setty said he had prepared a plans and it was before the Department of Finance for clearance.

There are nearly 34,000 Muzrai temples in the State.

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