From page 1Temple precinct construction underway

2015-11-26 06:00
Community members perform the SOD turning ceremony at the site of the new temple precinct in Brake Village.  Photo: darshan rangai

Community members perform the SOD turning ceremony at the site of the new temple precinct in Brake Village. Photo: darshan rangai

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The BVSSA have brought world famous architect Selendran Sthapati from Chennai, India, on board as the architect for the project.

“”The architectural design is unique so it will result in an increase in tourism and being on a Tongaat main road, it superimposes itself on passersby,” said Subrayan.

“Once it is complete there is no doubt you will want to turn your car around to see it.”

Subrayan said the murthis are currently being carved in Chennai out of granite.

“Devotees walking into the temple precinct can expect to experience a heightened level of spirituality with Lord Muruga towering over them at over 1.7 metres high,” said Subrayan.

The construction is expected to be completed in 2018.

“We are all very excited about the project and it’s been a six-year dream of devotees to reach this point and now that it’s begun we must thank the community and businesses for making this possible,” said Subrayan.

Subrayan said without the community and kind volunteerism towards this project, it would only still be a dream.

Guest of honour, eThekwini Municipality speaker councillor Logie Naidoo congratulated the devotees and temple management on the achievement of starting the development.

“This is one of the biggest temples in Tongaat and North Coast region and the annual Kavady is probably one of the biggest in the Southern hemisphere,” said Naidoo.

“This can be a grand attraction because it’s in close proximity to the airport. It will be a big, new, wonderful attraction in Tongaat and it’s going to be beautiful.”

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