Elephant Mud flooring in stable of Madurai Meenakshi Temple
The Tamil Nadu authorities is planning to increase the power of all the temple elephants within the stateAuthor : Sheetal Mahajan
Parvati had not too long ago contracted cataract in one in all her eyes. After Parvati’s situation was reported, Hindu Faith and Charitable Endowment minister P Sekar Babu and native ministers P Moorthy and Palanivel Thiagarajan visited the temple together with specialists from Tamil Nadu College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences and identified the situation of Parvati’s eyes.
The 24-year-old pachyderm contracted eye disease due to dehydration, veterinarian said. The prolonged treatment by the experts is helping the pachyderm and the cataract is disappearing fast.
Dedicated to goddess Meenakshi and her consort Sundareshwar, the temple is one of the oldest and most beautiful temples in Tamil Nadu. Spread over 14 acres in the heart of Madurai city, the temple is paved with granite stones.
The temple management has also decided to float tenders for repairing Veeravasantha Rayar Hall damaged by the fire in 2018. The granite stones for repair works are stored in the temple farm at Senkulam. Once the tenders are finalized, the hall renovation work will start, temple authorities said.
After the state government was informed about the temple management decision to extend mud flooring for elephant Parvati, the state government is now contemplating on extending this facility for all the temple elephants in the state. The decision will be placed at the state assembly shortly.