Tamil Nadu Farmer Builds Temple For PM Modi
Impressed with the PM Narendra Modi, a Tamil Nadu farmer built a temple for Modi on his farmland. He said that he had benefited by welfare schemes like the Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi.
The 50-year old farmer, P Sankar, said that he received Rs 2,000 (Pradhan Mantri KisanSamman Nidhi) scheme for farmers, gas (Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana) and toilet (Individual Household Latrine Scheme) facilities. It was the centre’s welfare schemes that prompted him to construct a temple for Narendra Modi.
Situated in a sleepy Erakudi village about 63 km from Tiruchirappalli, the temple measures 8×8 in size. Built at a cost of Rs. 1.2 lack, the temple has a tiled roof and a traditional “kolam” (rangoli) to welcome the visitors. At the centre of the temple, stands a bust of Narendra Modi. P Sankar performs aarti daily in this temple.
Modi’s bust in the temple
The bespectacled bust of PM Modi features white beard and hairstyle matching with the real personality of the PM. It sports a pink kurta and blue shawl and tilak on forehead. Also, it is adorned with garlands and flowers. P Sankar also wants to performa proper Kumbabishekam (consecration) for the temple.
Portraits at the temple
In addition to Modi, there are portraits of Mahatma Gandhi, noted freedom fighter and Congress icon K Kamaraj, AIADMK stalwarts M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa, Home Minister Amit Shah and Tamil Nadu Chief Minsiter K Palaniswami.