ISKCON temple in land hurdle at Bokaro

lord-jagannath# With an estimated cost of Rs 35 crore a grand temple of Lord Krishna is proposed to come-up at Chandankiyari at Bokaro district. This will give a strong boost to tourism in the state.

International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is struggling hard to get land for its proposed temple of Lord Krishna at Chandankiyari in Bokaro district since past couple of years. In April 2017, the State Land and Revenue department have given its nod to allot land for the temple but it yet to get the approval of the cabinet.

We are running from pillar to post to get the land. We are ready; the construction work will be started as soon as we get the land, said Jagannath Das in-charge of ISKCON Bokaro. With an estimated cost of Rs 35 crore a grand temple of Lord Krishna is proposed at Chandankiyari at Bokaro district which will be a gateway for pilgrims across the world, he said.

“This will give a strong boost to tourism in the state too,” added Das. This temple will be commissioned by the International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) on eleven acres of land, informed Das. Earlier the society (ISKCON) has demanded 100 acres of land for their purposes but presently government has given nod for only11 acres of land in the first phase on which a temple and a sheds for 300 cows, he said.

This would be the 27 ISKCON temples; the society will also establish a hospital, school, community hall, marriage hall, small-scale industries and training centers here, he said. ISKCON Society will allow land near Gawai River at Chandankiyari; the land will be transferred to the society soon after the approval of the cabinet, said Buari.

Meanwhile, ISKCON Bokaro is going to organised Jagannath Rath Yatra from 14 to 22 July this year. Over 25 thousand devotees are likely to participate in this nine days festival, said Das adding “preparations are underway”.

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