Published on: February 8, 2023

‘Swachha Mandira Abhiyan’

‘Swachha Mandira Abhiyan’

Why in news? The Hindu Religious & Charitable Endowments Department of the State government will launch a ‘Swachha Mandira Abhiyan’ to ensure cleanliness at 12 major pilgrim centers of Karnataka


  • In the first phase, the programme will be launched at the ancient Nimishamba Temple at Srirangapatna in Mandya.
  • The objective of the programme was to ensure there was a clean environment at places of worship on the lines of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan to bring a change in social consciousness and behaviour.
  • The department would set up waste management plants at 12 temples that received a large number of pilgrims and devotees.
  • Under the scheme, the plants would treat waste ranging from 3,500 kg to 12,000 kg per day and ensure clean surroundings at places of worship.

Temples covered

  • The temples covered under Swachha Mandira Abhiyan are:
    • Sri Nimishamba Temple at Srirangapatna
    • Sri Banashankari temple at Bengaluru
    • Sri Ghati Subramanya temple in Bengaluru Rural
    • Sri Revanasiddeshwara temple at Ramanagaram
    • Sri Kabbalamma temple in Kanakapura taluk
    • Sri Kengal Anjaneya Swamy temple in Ramanagram district
    • Sri Ranganatha Swamy temple at Mandya
    • Sri Chennakeshava temple at Belur
    • Sri Durgaparameshwari temple at Mandarthi in Udupi
    • Sri Guru Thipperudraswamy temple at Nayakanahalli in Chitradurga district
    • Sri Lakshminarasimha Temple in Devarayanadurga in Tumakuru district
    • Sri Rajarajeshwari temple at Polali in Dakshina Kannada district.