A senior priest of the Kedarnath temple, Santosh Trivedi, who is also the Vice-President of Char Dham Mahapanchayat has put allegations on the gold layering work inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and said that it is a scam of upto ₹125 crore.
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In a press release, Badrinath-Kedarnath Temple Committee (BKTC) refused the claim of ‘Acharya’ Santosh Trivedi and said that these accusations are invalid and wrong information has been spreading on social media and demanded the legal action against this fake news.
As per the report, a total of 230 kg of gold has been donated by a businessman to the Kedarnath temple and it was decided by the committee that the gold will be used for the gold layering work inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple. But, as per Santosh Trivedi’s claim, gold work has been changed to brass.
In a press release, BKTC said, “The work of decorating the sanctum sanctorum of Shri Kedarnath Temple with gold plates was done in the year 2022 with the help of a donor.”
The press release also read, “The Shri Badri-Kedarnath Temple Committee would like to clarify that a total of 23,777.800 grams of gold has been placed in the sanctum sanctorum of Shri Kedarnath Temple with the help of a donor. The current value of the used gold, according to the market rate is approximately Rs ₹14.38 crores.”