Mangaluru, April 14, 2016 : The Brahmakalashotsava of Mangaluru’s famous Shree Sooryanarayana Temple at Maroli will be held from April 17 to 26.This was informed to reporters here on April 13, Wednesday by Dakshina Kannada MP Nalin Kumar Kateel.
Nalin also stated that the renovation of the temple was initiated four years ago and that nearly Rs 15 crore has been spent towards renovation so far.He said various religious rituals as well as cultural programmes are lined up during the Brahmakalashotsava celebrations.
Various dignitaries including DK District in-charge Minister Ramanatha Rai, Sports Minister Abhayachandra Jain, Mayor Harinath, Nitte University Chancellor N Vinay Hegde Legislators JR Lobo, Angara, MLCs Capt Ganesh Karnik and Kota Srinivas Poojary will grace the functions on different days.
As many as 26 committees have been formed to oversee the successful conduct of the ceremonies and that elaborate arrangements have also been made for the convenience of the devotees, the MP stated.
He said nearly 10 lakh people are expected to visit the temple during the festivities.
Temple management committee leaders Giridhar Shetty, KP Shetty, Balakrishna Kottari and Jagannath Shetty Bala were present.