Source: The post is based on the article “Citizens’ committee to press for heritage panel clearance for work on Chamundi Hills” published in The Hindu on 20th January 2023.
What is the News?
The citizens committee to save the Chamundi Hills have urged the government to conserve and promote the religious sanctity and environmental integrity of Chamundi Hills.
They have said that the funds under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive(PRASHAD) scheme should not be utilized for creating concrete structures under the guise of new amenities at Chamundi Hills.
What is PRASHAD Scheme?
What is Chamundi Hills?
Chamundi Hill is located in Mysore, Karnataka. The famous Chamundeswari Temple is located in the hills.
The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or, the fierce form of Shakti. It is believed that Goddess Durga slayed the demon king Mahishasura on the top of this hill which was ruled by him.
The place was later known as Mahishooru (Place of Mahisha). The British changed it to Mysore and later Kannadized it into Mysuru.
Karanji lake is the most popular lake in Chamundi Hills. The lake is owned by the Mysore Zoo.