Pune civic organization to spend 2 crore rupees on Ram sculpture at sports complex
The Pune Municipal Corporation will install a Ram culture at the Ambegaon Pathar sports complex under construction in the Dhankawadi region. The civic body, which is run by the BJP, has also earmarked 2 crore rupees for the sculpture.
Hemant Rasane, chairman of the Pune Municipal Corporation standing committee, said Indian express that the civic body was building the sports complex on 1.5 acres of land at Ambegaon Pathar in Dhankawadi. He received a proposal to install an Aries sculpture on the premises which was unanimously approved on Tuesday. Rasane added that the civic body decided to set aside 2 crore rupees for the installation of the sculpture.
BJP boss Varsha Taprik, who was recently elevated to vice chairman of the party’s state unity, has tabled the proposal to install the sculpture. In his proposal, Tapkir said the construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya was an inspiration to the Indians, Indian express reported. She added that the construction of the Ram Temple was the fulfillment of a dream held by Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the former prime minister.
She added that the RSS, other Hindu groups and organizations in Dhankawadi had requested the installation of the Ram sculpture in Ambegaon Pathar.
Tapkir added that Ram’s values ââshould reach everyone. She said that love, friendship, harmony, compassion, brotherhood, mercy, prosperity and equality were part of ‘Ramrajya’, and they had all made India the same one. once again. The BJP leader said it was on this basis that the residents of Dhankawadi wanted the sculpture to be installed at the sports complex.
Temples dedicated to Ram in Pune
Pune and its surrounding areas are home to several Ram Temples, all of which are popular tourist attractions. Among the most popular is the Tulshibaug Ram Mandir, built by Naro Appaji Khire (Tulshibagwale) following an order from Balaji Baji Rao (Nana Saheb). The original temple structure was constructed entirely of teak and included a large congregation hall with columns and carved arches.
Another popular tourist destination is the Ramdara Mandir on the Solapur Highway. Although it bears the name of Ram, it houses idols of several other gods and saints in Hinduism. Located about 25 km from the main town, the temple is surrounded by bodies of water on three sides and provides a picturesque backdrop to the shrine.
The city is also home to several other religious sites of historical significance, including the Shreemath Dagdusheth Halwai Temple, a famous temple dedicated to Ganesh. The temple was completed in 1893. The presiding idol Ganesha, which is insured for Rs 10 million, measures 7.5 feet high and 4 feet wide.
The Pataleshwar Cave Temple is another popular site that dates back to the Rashtrakuta period of the 8th century. The temple, dedicated to Shiva, is in basalt. It houses a linga, representing the god, and two smaller cells on each side.