In the run-up to the 2024 general elections, the ruling BJP in Karnataka has organized a mega event at the Anjanadri to inaugurate projects worth Rs 120 crore on Tuesday.
Anjanadri is believed to be the birthplace of lord Hanuman. The push by the Karnataka government to elevate the Anjanadri as a pilgrimage center is likely to be opposed.
Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will carry out a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of residential complexes, ropeway, and other infrastructure facilities to make it a pilgrimage hotspot to attract devotees who visit Ayodhya Ram Mandir.
The hills are said to be the birthplace of lord Hanuman. The Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam (TTD) Trust had raised objections and claimed that the hills at the Tirumala are the birthplace of Hanuman. Maharashtra is also staking the claim that Lord Hanuman took birth in its territory.
However, Bollywood stars have been visiting the temple at the Anjanadri hills in the Koppal district of Karnataka for several decades. Lakhs of devotees of Hanuman, from across the country have been taking up the pilgrimage to Karnataka for hundreds of years.
The Karnataka government had announced Rs 100 crore in the state budget for the elevation of Anjanadri hills as a pilgrimage and tourist center. The government has begun a land acquisition process and started road construction work here. A theme park is also being planned here.
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