Before hitting campaign trail at Gundlupet: Amit Shah offers prayers at Chamundi Hill temple

Before hitting campaign trail at Gundlupet: Amit Shah offers prayers at Chamundi Hill temple

April 24, 2023

Mysore/Mysuru: Union Home and Co-operation Minister Amit Shah arrived at the Mysore Airport at Mandakalli this morning at around 10.50 am via a private helicopter to participate in the BJP poll campaign in Chamarajanagar’s Gundlupet, located at the southern tip of the State.

MLA S.A. Ramdas, MP Pratap Simha, Mayor Shivakumar, Zoo Authority of Karnataka (ZAK) Chairman M. Shivakumar and BJP leader H.G. Giridhar received him at the Airport.

It may be recalled here that Amit Shah visited Mysuru twice during the run-up to the 2018 Assembly polls. He was part of the Karnataka Navaparivartana Yatra at Maharaja’s College Grounds on Jan. 25, 2018 and after a couple of months, participated in a series of poll campaign programmes in the city on Mar. 30 and 31, 2018. On his previous visits, he stayed at Hotel Radisson Blu Plaza after arriving on Mar. 29, 2018. This is Shah’s first visit to the city this year.

After arriving at the Mysore Airport today, Shah, who has hit the BJP campaign trail in poll-bound Karnataka, left for Chamundi Hill by road. He reached the Hill temple around 11.30 am, where he was received by the Temple Chief Priest Shashishekar Dixit and Temple Administrative Officer Govindaraju.

Accompanied by MP Pratap Simha, MLA S.A. Ramdas, and city BJP leader Jogi Manju, Shah offered special prayers to the deity under the  guidance of the Temple Chief Priest Dr. Shashishekar Dixit and sought the blessings of the deity. He was in the temple for over 15 minutes.

Elaborate security arrangements were made atop the Hill, and the Hill temple was closed for devotees for over 30 minutes. Traffic leading to the Hill temple was also halted for over one hour as a security measure for the Union Home Minister’s visit.

After visiting Chamundeshwari temple, Shah returned to the Mysore Airport and travelled to Gundlupet by the private helicopter, where he will address a BJP poll rally and seek votes for the party candidate C.S. Niranjankumar.

12 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Before hitting campaign trail at Gundlupet: Amit Shah offers prayers at Chamundi Hill temple”

  1. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Sine when a chief priest who is supposed to maintain his clean status-that is ‘madi’ in Kannada, as he worships the Goddess is allowed to touch a Human like Amit Shah. He will touch the Goddess again.
    THis dynatic priest, whose father was also the chief priest, who is rich through the collection of wads of Rupee notes from rich devotees, is blessing the equally dynastic and corrupt Amit Shah, as his son Jay Shah rules Gujarat, not even being elected.

  2. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Correction: Since

  3. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    Correction: Since

  4. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Sanctity is the last thing this chief priest, whose father was also the chief priest and hence his positiin, has in his mind. He wants to appear like a cinema actor, neat with hair cut and good dress, not the qulities of a learned priest. He wangled an honorary doctorate from a thirs rate institution. He and the temple administrators made maasive amount of money by allowing very special darshans to the rich, and this priest favours politianns in power, he is untouchable. Poor Goddess has to put up with this infidel.

  5. Sunil says:

    Rampur ka Lakshman and Rao.B
    Have you visited any Hindu temple in the recent past? Even if you put a currency note the priest is expected to put that in to the Hundi in the public view. If they pocket the money, in the world of videos they only earn a bad reputation and may even lose their job. So, people becoming rich working as a priest alone is the figment of imagination. I have seen hundreds of priests only living on foods supplied by devotees alone. They dont starve but are never rich.And the money put in the Hundi belongs to state governments and distributed using “Secular principles “. Most likely their children are well educated that priests may look rich with the help from their supporting family members.
    Death and stupidity are identical. Both dead and the stupid people do not feel the pain themselves. But others are feel the pain immensely!

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  7. DegreeMania says:

    Most people in the west who get Honorary Doctorate very rarely use the title “Dr.”! However, in India the recipients of Honorary Doctorate can’t wait to use the title!

  8. Raampur Ka Laxman!! says:

    You were, I recollect the foul-mouthed thug whose brain cells are zero in the count, as one can see from your post.
    Hey scoundrel yu know nothing, as ypu can only use foul words in your name calling, basedon your attitude in the past.

  9. Rao Bhamidimarri says:

    Hey @Sunil
    Were you not the notorious scoundrel who posted in the past using unciviled names to curse at peoplewho disagreed with yo?
    You have no knowledge of this priest or for that matter anything else as you are also a similar corrupt person..

  10. Nikhil says:

    @Sunil. Your observations about temple priests in South indian temples are accurate. Also your observations about the dead and stupid people are also funny but on the dot. But you hurt the feelings of the real stupid clowns, seeing the reactions.

  11. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    One stupid person@Nikhil praising another idiot@Sunil.
    You sound like bloody Northies. What have you contributed anyway?

  12. Anthony says:

    @Nikhil, Funny comments! But incorrect. Good people when they are dead cause grief, but stupid people when they are alive cause tons of grief to others while their death is a cause of happiness and celebration. Unfortunately , in this case, we will never know when it happens! Have you ever seen an obituary for a pathetic loser like Mann ki baat or Rampur ka lakshman died or killed ? It looks as stupid as they were alive. Eventually it will happen but unfortunately we will never know when it happens except for some reduction in stupid comments. Let’s hope for the best that it happens soon


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