Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of multiple projects in Somnath, Gujarat via video conferencing today.

The projects include the Somnath Promenade, Somnath Exhibition Centre, and reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath. PM Modi also laid the foundation stone of Shree Parvati Temple during the event.

The Somnath Promenade has been developed under the Pilgrimage Rejuvenation and Spiritual, Heritage Augmentation Drive (PRASHAD) Scheme at a total cost of over ₹47 crore.

The Somnath Exhibition Centre, developed in the premises of ‘Tourist Facilitation Centre’, displays the exhibits from dismantled parts of the old Somnath temple and its sculptures having Nagar style temple architecture of old Somnath.

The reconstructed temple precinct of Old (Juna) Somnath has been completed by Shree Somnath Trust with a total outlay of ₹ 3.5 crore. The entire old temple complex has been holistically redeveloped keeping in mind the safety of pilgrims and with augmented capacity, states an official release by PIB India.

In addition, Shree Parvati Temple is proposed to be constructed with a total outlay of ₹ 30 crore. This will include temple construction in Sompura Salats Style, development of Garbha Griha and Nritya Mandap.

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