Rhenock, 19 Sept:
Sri Viswa Vinayaka Mandir located at Rungdung, Rhenock in East Sikkim is all set for inauguration on 03 October 2016 from the hands of Chief Minister Pawan Chamling. Also expected for the inauguration is the Viswa Hindu Parishad organizing secretary general, Dinesh Chandra.
The four-storied temple stands 108 feet tall in a complex developed over a 2.56 acre plot. The mandir has been constructed on land where previously the Radha Krishna Mandir stood. Part of the land also belonged to a local resident, KB Adhikari.
The temple will house 51 forms of Lord Ganesha, a first in the North East Region. While a lot of the construction material was imported from Thailand, expert artisans were brought in from Nepal and West Bengal for the construction. The main altar has a 12-foot tall statue of Lord Ganesha with 16 hands.
It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had laid the foundation stone for the project on 20 April 2008 on the occasion of Hanuman Jayanti.
Sri Viswa Vinayak Sewa Trust [SVVST], Rhenock is carrying out the construction. President SVVST and former Tourism Minister, Bhim Dhungel informs that members of the trust are putting a lot of effort in completing the construction by October.
Mr Dhungel also expressed gratitude to the CM and the state government for their support.
Area MLA, Hemendra Adhikari also thanked the CM for the project.