Vontimitta will be major pilgrim destination soon: TTD chief

Vontimitta will be major pilgrim destination soon: TTD chief
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TTD Board chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy said that the Lord Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple here will be developed as a next pilgrim destination. He stated that the TTD is taking up various developmental works in this ancient temple as per the schedule.

Vontimitta (Kadapa): TTD Board chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy said that the Lord Sri Kodandarama Swamy temple here will be developed as a next pilgrim destination. He stated that the TTD is taking up various developmental works in this ancient temple as per the schedule.

Krishnamurthy took part in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Pilgrim Amenities Complex in Vontimitta on Wednesday. Speaking on the occasion, the TTD Board chief said a huge three-storied complex at a cost of Rs 4.6 crore will be ready by next year to accommodate pilgrim devotees. “The complex will also have Annaprasadam hall to serve free food to pilgrims,” he added. However, Krishnamurthy said that the modalities of performing rituals, free food, conducting Teppotsavams etc., will be discussed in the next board meeting. Meanwhile, trust board members AV Ramana, Putta Sudhakar Yadav, local legislator Mallikarjun Reddy, Executive Engineer Krishna Reddy, and Deputy Executive Engineer Balaji were present.

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