At a time when various temples and places of religious importance have received grants from the government under various schemes, a temple in Paneri Bagicha area in Udalguri district is crying or attention.

Constructed in 1991, this temple has not been attended to for several years and it needs a complete renovation.

The temple complex dedicated to all the Hindu Gods and Goddesses comprising brick-built main temple houses Goddess Kali, Ganesha, Goddess Durga among others.

According to reports, the temple built by a medical practitioner Ranjit Paul through.

“Devotees from all over Assam visit the temple every year during this season. But this year, due to the pandemic, there has been no visitors,” said a local resident Sukumar Sutradhar.

“The stucco sculptures and ornamental designs on the superstructures have peeled off, cracks and crevices have developed and vegetation has grown all over losing its antiquarian and aesthetic character,” Sutradhar bemoaned.

“The temple calls for early restoration and I urge Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal to visit the temple and make necessary arrangements for its restoration,” he added.

“The government must adopt measures to safeguard the structures by restoring it to its past glory,” he added.

Shajid Khan

Shajid Khan is Northeast Now Correspondent in Udalguri. He can be reached at: itsshajidkhan@gmail.com