PM Modi will lay the cornerstone for the Sant Ravidas temple in Madhya Pradesh, which is going to the polls.
Today, Madhya Pradesh's Sagar area will witness the laying of the cornerstone for a temple honouring Sant Ravidas by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. At Sant Shiromani Gurudev Shri Ravidas ji Memorial Sthal, the prime minister will do "Bhoomi Poojan" after arriving in Sagar at around 2.15 p.m. Also, he will take part in a public ceremony at Dhana where he will formally dedicate the Sant Shiromani Gurudev Shri Ravidas ji Monument.
Up to 2 lakh people are expected to attend the PM's rally and the dedication of the Sant Ravidas temple, according to the Bharatiya Janata Party, according to PTI. The events will also be the conclusion of the ruling party's current "Samrasta (harmony) Yatras," which are considered as an effort by the saffron party to engage Dalits before the key elections.
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan described Madhya Pradesh as the "culture and spiritual conscience" of India and expressed his complete confidence that the project will be a turning point in popularising Sant Ravidas' ideas and education.
What you should know about the memorial and temple to Sant Ravidas is:
Sant Ravidas, a mystic poet and social reformer who lived in the 14th century, is well-liked across the country, particularly among some Dalits.
Over 11.25 acres of land would be used to build the memorial, which is expected to cost over Rs. 100 crores.
To honour Sant Shiromani Gurudev Shri Ravidas' life, philosophy, and teachings, the memorial will house an excellent art museum and gallery.
For worshippers visiting the memorial, it would also have Bhakt Niwas and Bhojanalay among other amenities.
At the holy town of Maihar in the Satna district, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan administration constructed the Sant Ravidas Temple some time ago for 3.5 crores.