A Temple built in the memory of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalitha and MG Ramachandran will be inaugurated today in Madurai by Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami. Both MGR and J Jayalalitha are regarded as God and Goddess in Tamil Nadu as they are known for the sacrifices they have made.
“We call our Amma (J Jayalalitha) with different names of Goddesses like ‘Idhaya Theivam(Goddess of Hearts), Kaval Theivam (Guardian Goddess), and Kulasamy (Goddess of our Tribe), and this temple only formalizes that.
The Temple has been built on a one-and-a-half acre plot near the city’s T Kallapatti area at a cost of Rs 50 lakh. The temple has bronze statues of the two leaders.
The former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, J Jayalalitha was worshipped by the people in the state, some even worshipped her helicopter with hands folded and footwear removed. However, the four-time chief minister, J Jayalalitha was convicted in a disproportionate assets case. Supreme Court upheld the conviction in 2017 but she died in 2016.
This event has taken place just months ahead of the assembly election as the AIADMK party is trying to revive Ms. Jayalalitha’s legacy to win the upcoming elections.
Earlier this month, CM Palaniswami had also unveiled a memorial built for former chief minister Jayalalitha at the Marina Beach in Chennai.
Assembly elections are to be due in April-May 2021 in Tamil Nadu and the political parties have started their campaign.
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