Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, during a program at Mangeshi temple in Ponda, said that in the 60th year of Goa’s liberation, there is a need to rebuild the temples that were demolished during the Portuguese rule. I again request to save Hindu culture and temple culture. Give us the strength to rebuild these temples.
Panaji: State Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that in the 60th year of Goa’s liberation, the temples that were destroyed during the Portuguese rule need to be rebuilt.
According to the Indian Express, the Chief Minister said this during a program at Mangeshi Temple in Ponda on Tuesday. Mangeshi Temple is a major pilgrimage center in the state, which is visited by a large number of tourists.
Sawant said here, “Some of the temples destroyed during the Portuguese rule were rebuilt by our ancestors and now the government has also helped in the beautification of some of these temples – like the Mhalsa temple in Varna. This is one of those temples in the country, which was destroyed and rebuilt. It is a matter of pride for the Goans.
He further said, ‘There are many more such temples which are yet to be rebuilt. In the 60th year of Goa’s liberation, we want to start rebuilding the temples that were destroyed by the Portuguese.
The Chief Minister said, ‘I again request you to save Hindu culture and temple culture. Give us the strength to rebuild these temples.
Assembly elections are due in Goa next year and the ruling BJP national president JP Nadda held two public meetings here on Tuesday.
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