Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan recently announced that the government will not control the activities of temples in the state, and priests will now oversee the auction of temple land instead of district collectors. Speaking at a Parshuram Jayanti event in Bhopal, Chouhan also announced the creation of a ‘Brahmin Kalyan Board’ to ensure the welfare of the Brahmin community.
Chouhan praised the Brahmin community for their contributions to protecting religion and culture, as well as their work in fields such as science, ayurveda, and culture. He added that scholarships will be given to students studying Sanskrit and other aspects related to Hinduism, and Sanskrit teachers will be appointed in government schools as needed.
The life of Lord Parshuram, a mythological figure, will now be taught in the state’s school syllabus till Class VIII, alongside other historical figures. Chouhan emphasized the importance of writing history correctly and stated that his government aims to do so.
Additionally, Chouhan announced plans to build a ‘Shri Parshuram Lok’ at Janapav, believed to be the birthplace of Lord Parshuram and to construct a building for devotees visiting the Gufa Mandir temple. He also stated that Rs 10 crore will be provided for the development of a ‘Dharamshala’, garden, and other facilities for devotees.
Chouhan highlighted Lord Parshuram’s reputation as the god of justice and his role in defeating terrorists. He vowed to keep goons, miscreants, and Naxalites off the land of Madhya Pradesh, inspired by Lord Parshuram’s example.
Chouhan’s announcements reflect his government’s commitment to supporting the Brahmin community and preserving Hindu culture and traditions in Madhya Pradesh.