A major accident occurred during the demolition of buildings in the Kashi Vishwanath Temple Corridor area on Wednesday morning. Baba Vishwanath’s silver throne kept in it was damaged by being buried in the rubble after a part of the house of the former Mahant, Dr. Kulapati Tiwari fell. The entire family of Manhat is living in the building itself. Incidentally, those people were in other parts.
The work of evacuating and demolishing buildings for the construction of Vishwanath Corridor is going on. All the houses have been vacated except the residence of former Mahant Vice Chancellor Tiwari. His family lives with Mahant ji in the house. Mahant’s family also has to vacate the house after Rangbhari Ekadashi. The Tilakotsav of Baba Vishwanath takes place from this residence. For this, there is also the silver throne of Baba Vishwanath. On this throne, Rangbhari Ekadashi is taken to the Vishwanath Darbar after seating the Panch Badan.
The demolition of houses around the Mahant is also underway. Mahant’s family had said that the house adjacent to his house should not be broken after Rangbhari Ekadashi or with JCB. Even then, on Wednesday morning, a nearby house was being demolished by JCB. JCB’s bully also fell on Mahant’s house and a part fell down. This caused panic.
Baba Vishwanath’s 350-year-old silver throne was buried under debris and damaged due to falling part of the house. With this, the stage of Rangabhari Ekadashi was also damaged. During this, the Panchabadan silver statue survived from being damaged. Preparations are going on in Vasant Panchami at the Mahant Abode of Baba’s Tilakotsav nowadays.
On getting the information, apart from other officials, SDM Vinod Kumar Singh also reached the spot and took stock. Demolition work was also stopped. He met the former mahant and assured to not start any kind of work around his house until it is empty. SDM said that the building of Manhat has been bought about 15 days ago. But the Rangbhari Ekadashi is allowed to be vacated till the event in Baba Durbar. Kumar Tiwari, son of the former Mahanta, told that time was given from the temple to Rangbhari Ekadashi. In this, how suddenly the contractor started working.