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Purmandal: Jammu's heritage site victim of Govt apathy
Callous authorities name Gupt Ganga as Devika Nallah Park turns into jungle due to lack of maintenance Bathrooms and toilets have no water
7/18/2021 12:28:58 AM
Early Times Report
jammu, July 17: Purmandal, an ancient sacred place (tirathsthan), visited by thousands of devotees has been completely neglected by the government.
An Early Times team that visited the spot at the very beginning found the name of the Gupt Ganga, which is also known as Devika River, written a "Devika Nallah" on the entrance of the sacred place.
Due to lack of maintenance the entire area around Purmandal is in ruins. The park has turned into a jungle as it has not been maintained.
According to the locals the tirathsthan is spread over hundreds of kanal of land is in the name of Lord Shiva. "Such an important religious destination has been neglected by all the regimes in Jammu and Kashmir. No development has taken place during all the years," locals said.
The bathrooms constructed by Mansar Surinsar Development Authority have no water and toilets are in a dilapidated condition. One can see garbage and filth scattered around in the entire area. "The tall claims of development are a hoax. Nothing has happened on the ground. You can see for yourself how the government has neglected this place," locals told the Early Times team.
They said that the buildings that were constructed by former Maharajas to accommodate the devotees have not been repaired for the past many years. "By writing Devika Nallah instead of Gupt Ganga, our sentiments have been hurt. Even after J&K's transition into a union territory no attention has been paid towards the development of this important place," the locals said.
They said that Dharmarth Trust entrusted with the job to maintain the temple too has failed to live upto the expectations of the people.
A woman said, "Women devotees who visit Purmandal face a lot of difficulties due to washrooms being unfit for human use. We were promised development but that's not visible anywhere."
Locals said that the government should wake up from deep slumber to save Jammu's heritage.
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