saptapadi: Government to resume mass wedding ceremonies from tomorrow | Mysore News

Mysuru: While the state government has set the dates for holding mass weddings under the Saptapadi program, the Chamundi Hill temple authority has decided to invite new applications. As per the notification from the state government, mass weddings under the program will take place on April 28, May 11 and May 25. As the candidates’ documents, ages and other details need to be verified, the Chamundi Hill Temple Authority will arrange the mass wedding from next month.
The program, introduced two years ago, could not be fully launched due to the pandemic. The muzrai department had planned to hold about 2,000 mass weddings in each temple, but was unable to meet the target due to the pandemic.
However, amid pandemic-induced restrictions on temple visitors, as many as 14 weddings took place at Chamundi Hill Temple and 17 at Srikanteshwara Temple in Mysuru district last year.
Under this scheme, couples entering marriage will receive benefits worth Rs 55,000 including an 8 gram gold mangalsutra, Rs 10,000 for the bride and Rs 5,000 for the groom. The couple from the SC/ST communities will receive bail worth Rs 50,000 from the Department of Social Welfare. The tender for the manufacture of mangalsutras was entrusted to the public company Cauvery Emporium.
Speaking to TOI, Chamundi muzrai tahsildar Yathiraju temple said the government has ordered temple authorities to restart the Saptapadi program from April 28. deputy commissioner,” he said.
Ceremonies will be held from next month at Chamundi Hill temple and other grade ‘A’ muzrai temples like Srikanteshwara temple in Nanjangud, Mudukuthore temple in taluk T Narasipura and MM Hills temple in taluk Hanur of Chamarajanagar district.

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