Karnataka’s richest temple, Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple which is visited by a large number of pilgrims, is in the procedure of carving something different, an action plan to develop eco-friendly ‘Kuteeras’ (huts) to promote yoga, meditation, naturopathy and Ayurveda. Will also include a snakebite treatment centre, with all medical facilities.
While 50 acres have been identified for the purpose, the projects will be developed through phase 3 of the master plan, for the development of the Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple. Minister for muzrai , hajj and wakf, Shashikale Jolle, had recently finalised phase 3 of the master plan, which includes various development works at the Kukke temple and surrounding areas, to be taken up at an estimated cost of Rs 300 crore.
Kukke temple managing committee president Mohanram Sulli told, that the kuteera is an ecotourism project, planned for devotees who arrive at the temple from various parts of the country. “We have plans to set up a naturopathy hospital in the kuteera project. As part of the naturopathy hospital, huts will be constructed for the convenience of devotees, who visit the centre. As per the proposal, the project will also have a dedicated herbal garden to grow medicinal plants. The project will be set up on land identified near the temple,” he said, adding that the government has requested to sanction 50 acres identified near the temple, for the same.
An exclusive Ayurveda treatment centre for snakebite will also be part of the project, “We are in the process of preparing a detailed project report (DPR) for the Kuteera project. The total cost of the project will also be finalised, after the completion of the DPR. It will be implemented after the government gives its nod. The project will be taken up without felling trees, and it will be in tune with nature.” he said.
The government has already approved a proposal to set up a gaushala on 100 acres, through the Kukke Temple. The gaushala will be set up on the land belonging to the forest department near the snana ghatta (bathing place) of the temple, without felling trees.