Special buses to Mahalaxmi Temple finally by NWKRTC
The age-old tradition of visiting the Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur after visiting Lord Balaji Temple in Tirupati has been disrupted by the short termination of the Tirupati Kolhapur Haripriya Express at Belagavi. The Haripriya Express is named after Lord Hari’s consort, Goddess Mahalaxmi, and it is said that a visit to the Balaji Temple in Tirupati is incomplete without a visit to the Mahalaxmi Temple.
However, due to track doubling works between Suldhal and Ghataprabha, the Haripriya Express was canceled between Belagavi and Kolhapur, leaving many passengers and devotees stranded without a connection to the temple. This caused a major inconvenience for those who have made it a tradition to visit both temples as part of their pilgrimage.
Members of the Belagavi Core Development Group took to Twitter to request the North Western Karnataka Road Transport Corporation (NWKRTC) to provide a special bus connection to Kolhapur. However, their request was ignored as the corporation cited a shortage of drivers, conductors, and buses.
Despite this setback, members of the Belagavi Core Development Group did not give up on their cause. They continued to pursue the matter and eventually, private mini-bus owners saw an opportunity and provided a connection between Belagavi and Kolhapur (Special Buses to Mahalaxmi Temple). This was a missed opportunity for the state corporation, which failed to take advantage of the situation.
The Belagavi News tweeted about this, bringing the issue to the minister’s attention. As a result, the corporation has now deployed Special Buses to Mahalaxmi Temple from the Belagavi Railway Station to the Kolhapur Central Bus Stand (CBS). The Belagavi News would like to thank the Belagavi Core Development Group members for their constant efforts in fighting for this cause.
The Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur is one of the ancient and most revered temples in India, dedicated to the goddess of wealth and prosperity, Mahalaxmi. It is believed that visiting the temple after visiting the Balaji Temple in Tirupati is a way of completing the pilgrimage and seeking blessings from both Lord Vishnu and his consort, Goddess Mahalaxmi.
Over the years, the tradition of visiting both temples has become an integral part of the Hindu culture and religion in India. The cancellation of the Haripriya Express caused a major inconvenience for devotees who were forced to find alternative modes of transportation to reach the temple.
However, with the deployment of Special buses to Mahalaxmi Temple by the corporation, devotees can now continue their pilgrimage without any interruptions. The Belagavi News and Core Development Group are proud to have played a small part in ensuring that this tradition is upheld and that devotees can complete their pilgrimage in a seamless manner.
The tradition of visiting the Balaji Temple in Tirupati and the Mahalaxmi Temple in Kolhapur holds great significance for Hindu devotees. The cancellation of the Haripriya Express caused a major inconvenience for those who were planning to visit both temples as part of their pilgrimage. However, with the deployment of Special Buses to Mahalaxmi Temple by the corporation, devotees can now continue their pilgrimage without any interruptions. The Belagavi News would like to thank the Belagavi Core Development Group members for their efforts in ensuring that this tradition is upheld.
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