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State’s tallest golden chariot in the making for Kateel Temple

State’s tallest golden chariot in the making for Kateel Temple

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, Jan 23, 2015: A new Golden Chariot is in the making for Kateel Shree Durgaparameshwari Temple. The chariot which will be dedicated on February 8 is  likely to be the  tallest  golden chariot  in the state.

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The  chariot is being made  using 11 kg gold and 175 kg silver and will be 14 feet tall. The tender for the chariot making is entrusted to  Swarna Jewellers of Udupi. Ramdas Nayak of Swarna Jewellery says the  quality of the gold used for the chariot has been tested at NIT-K and 24 carat gold is being used. He also stated that the quality of gold was tested in the presence of the Deputy Commissioner.

The golden chariot has carvings of Ashta Lakshmis, Navadurgis , lion, elephant etc, As many as 20  workers  are engaged in the chariot making works since the past six months.

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