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A grand bronze ‘Om’ weighing 60 quintals will be installed in Kedarnath Dham

  • 17 May 2023
  • 2 min read

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On May 16, 2023, Mayur Dixit, District Magistrate of Rudraprayag, Uttarakhand said that a grand bronze Om (ऊँ) figure weighing 60 quintals will be installed in the Gol Plaza of Lord Ashutosh's Dwadash Jyotirlinga Kedarnath.

Key Points:

  • The District Magistrate said that the District Disaster Management Authority and the Public Works Department, with the help of a Hydra machine, conducted a trial to install the figure in the round plaza, which was completely successful. Soon it will be installed permanently.
  • It is known that under the dream project of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Kedarnath is being grandly decorated along with securing it. These days the work of the second phase is going on in full swing in the Dham. In the first phase, the Temple Road and Gol Plaza were constructed along with the expansion of the temple complex.
  • The figure of Om is being installed at the Gol Plaza in Kedarnath, which is situated just above the Sangam, about 250 meters before the temple. The grandeur of Kedarnath Gol Plaza will increase even more if the shape of Om is established.
  • The bronze figure of Om weighing 60 quintals has been made in Baroda, Gujarat.
  • To completely secure the Om shape, welding will be done with copper from all four sides. Also, the middle portion as well as the edges will be protected so that it does not get damaged due to snowfall. Om shape will be installed permanently in a week.

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