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Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari’s cleanliness drive draws huge response

Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari’s cleanliness drive draws huge response

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, January 16, 2017 (PTI): The cleanliness drive mooted by Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari Veerendra Heggade, the hereditary administrator of the Dharmasthala temple, to cleanreligious centres in the state had received tremendous response, a top temple official said.

Dharmasthala rural development programme executive director H L Manjunath said Heggade’s call had encouraged more than 7,19,000 volunteers who participated in the drive across the state during the last one month.

Cleanliness drive of Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari

Cleanliness drive of Dharmasthala Dharmadhikari

Heggade had said last month that all the religious centres of the state should take up cleanliness drive to don a new face within a month.

During the campaign, 8,045 religious centres were cleaned which included over 200 mutts, 65 basadis, 12 masjids and four churches.

He said that Chikkaballapur came first in the drive as over 40,000 devotees completed cleaning 580 temples.

Dakshina Kannada had completed 560 religious centres and Kodagucompleted 486 religious centres.

The campaign would be held in Udupi Sri Krishna temple premises on January 21.

Some of the famous pilgrim centres that were completed during the campaign include Ullal Dargah, Mysuru Chamundeshwari Temple, Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple and Hubballi Siddaruda Math, the release said.

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Comments on this Article
Vijitha S Achar, Puttur Tue, January-17-2017, 1:21
If we maintain the cleanliness timely there is no need of extra work in form of cleanliness campaign. Shri Kshetra Dharmastala is known for it
Somnath Achar, Kushalnagar Tue, January-17-2017, 12:30
Cleanliness is next to Godliness, we have to keep our surroundings clean. It also adds to the beauty as well as creating pleasant ambience
Tilak S Amin, Bengaluru Mon, January-16-2017, 11:17
The people are completely engrossed in maintaining the cleanliness of the place and premises .
Shwetha Mayur, mangaluru Mon, January-16-2017, 10:49
Dharmastala has recently bagged to be the cleanest .
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