Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Angul: Chairman of Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL), Shri Naveen Jindal laid the foundation stone of Temple at JSPL Campus, Angul. Specially collected shilla (stone) – inscribed with the holy symbols in order to invoke divine presence and the guardianship of the lords of directions – were laid by Jindal amid chanting of vedic hymns and puja on the auspicious day of October 07, 2013. Managing Director, Ravi Uppal; Dy. Managing Director, V.R. Sharma; Executive Director, D.K. Saraogi, Executive Director (Finance) Rakesh Kumar; other senior officials of JSPL and community members were present during the occasion.
The temple will have seven deities and five Garva Gruhas (Sanctums) and will be made in ‘Nagar Shaili’ Style of temples architecture which is widely popular in India. Ahemdabad based temple architect Mr. Nikhil Sompura who has designed several temples for Jindal group across India is designing the temple at Angul. In strict adherence to the principles of Shilpa Shastra there will be no use of steel. The east facing temple will be of 56 feet 11 inches of height and will span across 13084 square feet area.
“The temple will be made in a combination of the light yellow colour Porbandar stone and Makrana marble and have five main Sikhars,” said Shri. Sanjay Praharaj, Sr. DGM (Township Civil), under whose supervision the temple will achieve its full form in completion. The project is estimated to be completed in one and half years, informed Shri. JLN Murty, AVP (Civil).
“The temple will certainly create a positive ambience in the locality and will boost the morale as well as spiritual synergy among people,” said Mr. DK Saraogi, Executive Director and Location Head of JSPL. Women from local community, village leaders and family members of JSPL employees participated in the foundation laying ceremony, held with religious fervor.
JSPL regularly organizes art of living programmes for its employees and their family members to enhance spiritual bonding.