MYSURU: More than 200 students from various colleges along with the volunteers of NSS and Nehru Yuva Kendra rejuvenated more than two centuries old historical ‘Govindaraja Kola’ in Mandya Town.
The pushkarani coming under the Mujarai Department (Sri Lakshmi Janardhana Temple) is called ‘Govindaraja Kalyani’ also called ‘Gajendra Moksha Kola’ is constructed in 1810 BC.
The pushkarni belonging to Sri Lakshmi Janardhana Swamy Temple is in square type with steps is of historical significance. It is said that earlier the pristine water was used for temple for puja while local residents used to fetch water for drinking. But over the years, due to filling of silt and the steps leading to the water body covered with weeds and bushes, it was abandoned.
Realizing the significance of the tank, the students grouped together and removed weeds, removed silt and steps were laid properly. The volunteers have also planned to construct walking track around the Pushkarani with the support from various organisations including Rotary Mandya, Mandya District Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Inner Wheel Mandya and the district administration.
The important aspect of the rejuvenation work is that they have made arrangements to fill the tank through the rainwater harvesting system installed from the adjoining sugar factory Mysugar Company.
Source: Times of India