Indian design okayed for Sita temple in Sri Lanka

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Design okayed for

Madhya Pradesh has moved forwards in its plans for the construction of a Sita temple at Divurumpola in Sri Lanka, the site where Sita is believed to have undergone her agni pareeksha (test by fire).

Design plans for the temple, by a Bangalore-based firm of architects, were recently approved.

The Madhya Pradesh government has been liaising with Sri Lanka over the temple since 2012. Earlier this year it commissioned a Bangalore-based firm of architects to do the design and assigned the State Tourism Department to coordinate the project.

The design, to be done in the South Indian architectural style, will cost some Rs 2 crore, Madhya Pradesh Tourism officials said. Tenders are to be invited shortly.

The proposed temple complex is to comprise three shrines, a tank and an ornate pillared hall.