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Anjanadri Betta of Kishkinde in Koppal district is all set to develop into an international pilgrim centre, thanks to Basavaraj Bommai, Chief Minister for providing Rs 100 crores in the current year’s budget. The provision of Rs 100 crores in the budget is merely a formality and follows up measure as the decision for doing so had been taken in July last year.

Birth place of Lord Anjaneya: Since ages Anjanadri Betta of Kishkinde in Koppal district is believed to be the birth place of Lord Hanuman. The same has also found mention in the text books, sacred texts and the epic itself. However, on 21 April 2021 on the occasion of Sri Ram Navami the Tirumal Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) proclaimed “mythological, epigraphic and geographic evidence” to claim that Tirumala is the birth place of Lord Hanuman. The TTD constituted an eight member committee in order to substantiate its new found claim, never ever made earlier. This committee comprised of Sanskrit and Vedic scholars and even a scientist from the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) in December 2020 to produce “irrefutable evidence” on the purported Hanuman Janmabhoomi! Likewise there also theories propagating the birth place of Lord Hanuman being found in Maharashtra and Jharkhand as well.

Karnataka goes ahead with a bang: Despite such claims and counters claims Karnataka government doesn’t seems to neither much worried nor perturbed over the matter. On the other hand, it has gone all out in a big way to develop the Anjanadri hills to showcase it to the whole world.

Sixty acres to be acquired: The state government’s mega plan to develop Anjanadri into a major pilgrimage centre has begun from last year itself. In fact, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has held several rounds of meetings with the concerned at multiple places. Around sixty acres around the hillock is set to be acquired for the purpose while 58 acres needs to be bought from the local villagers.

Road infrastructure in first stage: Development of connecting roads to Anjanadri and alternative routes are being proposed to be developed in the first stage. Also guidelines are already in place to widen the state away from the national highway to Gangavati, the nearest business town known for trading Paddy and Rice. A detailed project report (DPR), is also being readied for providing basic facilities like parking lot and rest house.

Ropeway on the cards: A 430 meters long Ropeway is also being planned and instructions have been issued to complete the tender process within two months. The Ropeway has been envisaged in order to meet to the demands of senior citizens who may find it difficult to climb the steps to reach the temple.

-Manohar Yadavatti


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