While Ayodhya is hosting the much-awaited Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan today, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has made an announcement of constructing a regal temple for Queen Kaushalya, the biological mother of Hindu deity Rama, near Raipur in Chhattisgarh. Kaushalya was one of queens of Ayodhya, and king Dashrath’s first wife, other two being Kaikeyi and Sumitra.

According to the latest reports, CM Baghel wants the original structure of Mata Kaushalya temple to be preserved and the premises to be beautified. In addition, the temple will have amenities to make the devotees comfortable during their visit to the shrine.

Reportedly, the Chhattisgarh government is making landmark tourist spots on Ram Van Gaman Path to put it on the international tourism map. Plans are also underway to construct a temple at Chandkhuri, the birthplace of Queen Kaushalya. The construction activities of the shrine will kick-off in August 2020. The CM tweeted that the design for the temple is already ready, and he has told his officials to make plans for a bridge on the pond, proper
dharamshalas and loos.

As reported, the CM of Chhattisgarh has claimed that the state is the maternal home of Rama, where he had spent a good amount of his life during the period of his exile from Ayodhya.

Chhattisgarh govt. to build grand temple of Lord Rama’s mother Queen Kaushalya

Meanwhile, the Chhattisgarh government is working on nine places on Ram Van Gaman Paryatan Paripath. It is believed that Lord Rama walked through these places before visiting into the ferocious forests of South India.

The nine places are Ramgarh (Ambikapur), Sitamadi-Harchauka (Koriya), Shivrinarayan (Janjgir-Champa), Chandkhuri (Raipur), Rajim (Gariband), Sihava-Saptrishi Ashram (Dhamtari), Turturiya (Balodabazar), Jagdalpur (Bastar) and Ramaram (Sukma) in no particular order.

The tourism department of Chhattisgarh has set aside INR 137.45 cr to develop this project.

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