Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Thursday inaugurated the first phase of the Ram Van Gaman tourist circuit project in Chandkhuri, the city of Mata Kaushalya.
Opening the big three-day event held on the occasion, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said Lord Shri Ram has a very deep connection to Chhattisgarh. Lord Shri Ram is in the heart and soul of every Chhattisgarhia. We Chhattisgarhia know and believe that Lord Shri Ram is the ram of Mata Kaushalya, Bhancha Ram, Vanvasi Ram, the loving and kind ram of Shabri.
The program was chaired by the Minister of Public Works, Housing and Tourism Tamradhwaj Sahu.
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel said that Lord Shri Ram’s deep influence can be seen and heard in the way of life, folk culture and folk songs of Chhattisgarh. Lord Shri Ram had spent about 10 of the 14 years of his period of exile in Chhattisgarh. On this occasion, while paying homage to Chandkhuri, the city of Mata Kaushalya, the Prime Minister addressed his greetings on the feast of Navratri to the population. He said that not only Chandkhuri, but all of Chhattisgarh is also the maternal home of Lord Shri Ram.
Referring to the colorful cultural and religious programs that will be held over three days during the Navratri Festival in Chandkhuri, Chief Minister Baghel said that nationally and internationally renowned artists as well as local artists from Chhattisgarh will perform at this event.
Chief Minister Baghel also gave detailed information about Ram Van Gaman Tourist Circuit and said that Ram Van Gaman Tourist Circuit of about 2,260 km is being developed from Harchouka to Sitamarhi in Koriya district to Ramaram in Sukma.
The chief minister said that cultural heritage is an important part of the identity of the state of Chhattisgarh. He said the government of Chhattisgarh preserves and promotes the religious centers of every section of society. He informed about the efforts for the development of Ghotul and Devgudis to preserve the culture and tribal traditions of the Bastar region from the Buddhist archaeological site of Sirpur. He said that Chhattisgarh is emerging as a cultural center and the government is making constant efforts to promote Chhattisgarh culture, its religious, archaeological sites, tourist spots and the ancient Ramgarh theater of Sarguja, 5 years old. 000 years, globally. .
51ft tall statue of Lord Shri Ram unveiled
After arriving at the ancient Mata Kaushalya temple in Chandkhuri, Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel prayed for the prosperity of the people of the state and performed customary rituals.
On the occasion, the Chief Minister unveiled a 51-foot-tall statue of Lord Shri Ram against the backdrop of a light and fire show. It should be mentioned that the renovation and beautification works of Kaushalya Mata temple were carried out at a cost of Rs 15 crore 45 lakh. A 51-foot-tall statue of Shri Ram has been established on the temple premises. In addition to the large door of the locals, the beautification of the pond around the temple, the construction of attractive paths and the planting were carried out. The temple is surrounded by beautiful gardens, in the middle of the pond there is a pretty statue of the goddess Lakshmi pressing the feet of Lord Vishnu on the Sheshnag bed, and the sculpture depicting ‘samudra manthan’ are the main centers of attraction for the faithful.