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Bhopal: India's Madhya Pradesh (India) government will soon start the construction of a grand temple of Sita, wife of Lord Rama, in Sri Lanka at the place where she underwent agni pariksha (an ordeal of fire). The island nation has agreed to provide a piece of land for the purpose.


An ambitious project of chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, it has been hanging fire for the last five years. In the past, Chouhan himself had visited the places in the island nation associated with mythological characters of Rama and Sita. In the last week of April, a top bureaucrat of MP government visited Sri Lanka to finalise various issues related to the temple, including its architectural design among others. RSS leader Ram Madhav has also been evincing keen interest in the project, government sources claimed. Chouhan had first proposed the project in September 2012 when the then Sri Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa visited Sanchi to inaugurate University of Buddhist-Indic Studies.


The temple is likely to be constructed at Divurumpola, a place which the Sri Lankan government claims to be the site where Sita underwent the agni pariksha. During the recent visit of Sri Lankan president Maithripala Sirisena to Simhastha in Ujjain and later to Sanchi on May 14, the chief minister discussed the issue again.

"The government is still working on various issues like who would maintain the temple after its construction is over. It is likely to be maintained by India Foundation, an organisation with which RSS leader Ram Madhav is involved," sources claimed. (Times of India)

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  • alexander Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:44 PM

    With that money build toilets in Tamil Nadu. Sensible.

    ForEx Tuesday, 17 May 2016 03:51 PM

    This proposed temple would attract more Indian tourists to our country so we can earn some more foreign exchange. In the mean time, we have to be cautious about drug trafficking. Rama bring one of the 10 Avatharas of Lord Vishnu will bring more blessings to our country.

    De Silva Tuesday, 17 May 2016 04:53 PM

    What does the GMOA got to say about this? Dr. Pad emits will be up in arms

    Thanos Tuesday, 17 May 2016 04:57 PM

    As long as the Indians are paying I have no issue with this. Not mention income generated by tourists and pilgrims.

    Manoj Tuesday, 17 May 2016 10:44 AM

    This government is so ready give srilanka to indians..need to be removed ASAP!!

    Jimmy Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:03 AM

    SL should also be given a piece of land to build a Buddhist Temple in India in return. We will never be given.

    Mickey Mouse Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:06 AM

    Give the money to the poor ..... I think that's a good idea.

    Raj Tuesday, 17 May 2016 11:48 AM

    Ask the Indians to build some houses for the poor people with that money. We have enough temples and problems here! We do not want it!Sita underwent the agni pariksha means that she has been ill-treated and we do not want a temple to glorify that!

    Suren Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:50 PM

    Another step to indian invasion. The shops

    citizen a Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:51 PM

    From where did Sri Lanka got Buddhism.

    citizen a Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:52 PM

    From where did we get Buddhism

    rohan Tuesday, 17 May 2016 12:58 PM

    A nation without any dignity. Now we lick boots of anyone who gives us a penny. via DM Android App

    BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 17 May 2016 01:03 PM

    First check whether Sinhalese follow the true precepts of Buddhism or just a race that is an insult to Buddhism.

    Ravi Tuesday, 17 May 2016 01:54 PM

    I think you are right, this government is ready to give everything.

    Sangaralingham Wednesday, 18 May 2016 09:54 AM

    All are invited with cash dollars pounds euros. Ie an invasion we like


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