Tirupati Balaji temple opens for devotees in Jammu: Spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’: PM Modi
The temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy, commonly known as Tirupati Balaji Temple was inaugurated and thrown open for the devotees in Majeen area of Jammu today.
Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha along with Union Ministers Jitendra Singh and G Kishan Reddy inaugurated the temple.
Built on a 62-acre land, with an approximate cost of 30 crore rupees, the Tirupati Balaji Temple in Jammu was constructed in a span of approximately two years.
Located in the picturesque Shivalik forests in Majeen area, this is the only Tirupati Balaji Temple in North India and the sixth constructed outside of Andhra Pradesh with the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams having previously built temples in Hyderabad, Chennai, Kanyakumari, Delhi, and Bhubaneswar.
The Temple is set to become one of the largest temples in the Jammu region and is expected to boost religious and pilgrimage tourism in the region.
A Vedic School is also likely to be started in the temple complex.
Spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Jammu will deepen the spirit of ‘Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat.
In reply to a tweet by Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Mr Modi said, that this will celebrate the richness of Indian heritage.
After inaugurating Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Jammu, Dr Singh in a tweet today said that this temple adds one more destination to the religious tourism circuit centering around Mata Vaishno Devi shrine.
He said, after Tamil-Kashi Sangam and the Sengol, this too signifies Prime Modi’s vision of linking diverse Indian cultures in a single chord.