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Naidu to lay stone for capital at 8:49 am on June 6

Naidu to lay stone for capital at 8:49 am on June 6
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Andhra Pradesh State government has fixed muhurtham for Bhoomipooja for the new State capital Amaravathi on June 6 at 8.49 am. Though the government is yet to openly announce it for the people of the State, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has reportedly favoured the date and timing considering it to be auspicious.

Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh State government has fixed muhurtham for Bhoomipooja for the new State capital Amaravathi on June 6 at 8.49 am. Though the government is yet to openly announce it for the people of the State, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has reportedly favoured the date and timing considering it to be auspicious.


The foundation stone for the construction of Amravati, the new capital city of Andhra Pradesh, will be laid on June 6 at 8.49 am. Speaking to media persons after releasing the logo of Godavari Pushkaralu here on Monday, Media Advisor to AP government Parakala Prabhakar said Naidu would lay the foundation stone for the State’s new capital. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was being invited for the event.


The construction of the new capital city would begin on the occasion of Dussera festival, he said. Parakala also informed that elaborate arrangements were being made for the peaceful conduct of Godavari Pushkaralu. The State government would spend nearly Rs 1,471 crore for the purpose. President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chief Ministers of all States and other dignitaries are also being invited for the event.


An event is also being organised on June 8 at Mangalgiri to celebrate the completion of one year of TDP government in the State. Meanwhile, much to the surprise of everyone, Vedic Pandit Srinivasa Gargeya who had reportedly fixed the muhurtham for the swearing in ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu has come out in the open opposing the Muhurtham.


Speaking to The Hans India and giving reasons for his opposition, Gargeya said the muhurtham was falling in the month of Jeshta and during this month ground breaking ceremony to lay foundation stone should not be done. Further, no muhurthams related to Vasthu were allowed to be fixed 40-days ahead of Godavari Pushkarams which were to begin from July 14, he said.


He suggested that it would be auspicious for the State to differ the ground breaking ceremony after 79 days of Godavari Pushkarams, as the government in anyway had decided to start the work of capital city after auspicious Dassara Festival.

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