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EO inspects arrangements

EO inspects arrangements
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The Bhukarshana Puja, a special ritual before laying of foundation stone for the Sri Venkateswara Divya Kshetram in Amaravathi, is slated for January...

Vijayawada: The Bhukarshana Puja, a special ritual before laying of foundation stone for the Sri Venkateswara Divya Kshetram in Amaravathi, is slated for January 31, said TTD executive officer Anil Kumar Singhal.

Speaking to media persons at the proposed Sri Venkateswara Divya Kshetram premises (temple complex) on Friday, the EO said the CRDA (Capital Region Development Agency) has given 25 acre to TTD out of which five acre will be dedicated to construct the temple while in the remaining 20 acre, master plan is getting ready to construct kalyana mandapam, auditorium, etc., The muhurat for Bhukarshana Puja on January 31 is fixed between 9.15 am and 9.45 am. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu also agreed to take part in this ritual.

“We all reviewed the elaborate arrangements like stalls, Annaprasadam, etc., to be made for the conduct of is fete on a grand scale. We are also inviting Srivari Sevakulu to take part in this religious programme,” Singhal said..

In this connection, Singhal said the TTD temple which was constructed at Kurukshetra is attracting devotees in huge numbers to become a popular temple in the area near the capital Delhi. On January 27, Mahakumbhabhishekam of Sri Venkateswara Divya Kshetram, built by TTD at Kanyakumari, will take place to mark the ceremonial opening of the temple.

Similarly, Divya Kshetrams are coming up at Bhubaneswar (Odisha), Vizag and also in agency areas including Rampachodavaram, Seetampeta, Parvathipuram where the temples are built at a total cost of Ra 3 to 4 crore, he added. The temples in the remote agency areas intend as part of TTD efforts to promote Sanathana Hindu Dharma to ensure that the faithful stick to our religion..

Answering a question, the EO clarified that the temple which is coming up at Amaravati at a cost of Rs 150 crore, is not a replica of Tirumala temple. But all the kainkaryams (daily rituals and temple festivals) will be on par with Tirumala shrine.

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