Two forthcoming Ashada Fridays and Vardhanti: Police ‘emergency’ pass facility to Chamundi Hill withdrawn

Two forthcoming Ashada Fridays and Vardhanti: Police ‘emergency’ pass facility to Chamundi Hill withdrawn

July 12, 2022

Mysore/Mysuru: City Police Commissioner Dr. Chandragupta has withdrawn the passes issued by the Police for devotees to access Chamundeshwari Temple atop Chamundi Hill on Ashada Fridays and Chamundeshwari Vardhanti.

The Police had banned vehicles atop Chamundi Hill on Ashada Fridays and Chamundeshwari Vardhanti and had asked devotees to make use of the free KSRTC bus service from the Lalitha Mahal Helipad to reach the Temple. However, to permit certain emergency services, the Police had issued passes.

Though the passes were issued only for emergency services, hundreds of vehicles landed on top of the Hill using the ‘emergency pass’ facility during the last two Ashada Fridays (July 1 and July 8) leading to chaos. This resulted in arguments between pass-holders and Police and also led to traffic jams, despite ban on private vehicles.

In a communication last evening, the City Police Commissioner stated that the Police will not issue any passes for the Ashada Fridays (July 15 and July 22) and also for Chamundeshwari Vardhanti on July 20. Passes that have been already issued have also been cancelled.

The communication stated that the decision had been taken to prevent vehicular traffic from posing a hindrance to the visit of devotees. Devotees have been asked to make use of the city bus services (paid) or the free KSRTC shuttle services organised by the Chamundeshwari Temple Management Committee.

They can board the buses from the Lalitha Mahal Helipad by standing in the specified queues and have darshan of the Goddess atop the Hill, the communication added.

2 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Two forthcoming Ashada Fridays and Vardhanti: Police ‘emergency’ pass facility to Chamundi Hill withdrawn”

  1. Vijay says:

    Good decision. Temples also need to stop the practice of special queue/Rs. 300 queue/ Rs. 50 queue, etc. If someone is so busy and doesn’t have time and patience to wait and have darshan of God, it is better such people don’t visit temple. God doesn’t discriminate between devotees on the basis one’s wealth. Why should these rules be created by temple authorities. There should be separate queue only if there is some security threat to any public figure. Apart from that everybody should be treated equally.

  2. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    You are a naive , ignorant and deluded person. This banning applies to only ordinary devotees and not the very wealth people who have taken residence in Mysore. These are gold smugglers, Hawala channel operators, all of them have links with the Malayalees who work as criminal gangs in places like Doha in the Gulf States. The wealthy people crowd also includes retired officials and businessmen who are dishonest and hence accumulated enormous amount of hidden wealth. They are the new VIPs in your Mysore city.. They do not use these KSRTC buses, but use their expensive cars and drive through the Hill Road. The DC, the MC and the police commissioners of Mysore atre in their pockets. They do not use these flimsy Rs300/30 queues. They arrange their special darshans through the Temple chief administrator and the chief priest who get wads of Rupees , many times paid in US Dollars. They go straight to the sanctum sanctorum of the Goddess, where they get special poojas done, and blessed by the chief priest who while handing over prasadams to them in his right hand receives wads of Rupees in his left hand.
    Do you know how rich this temple chief administrator and the chief priest have become? Try to find out. Then you will not be posting the above kind of silly and ignorant posts. The Goddess is tolerating the corruption right at the centre of her worship in the sanctum sanctorum. This is corrupt independent India! Jai Hind!!


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