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Celestial wedding held at Venkateswara temple

Celestial wedding held at Venkateswara temple
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The Alivelumanga Tiru kalyana Mahotsavam was held at Manyamkonda Sri Venkateshwara Temple on Friday. The event was witnessed by thousands of devotees...

Mahbubnagar: The Alivelumanga Tiru kalyana Mahotsavam was held at Manyamkonda Sri Venkateshwara Temple on Friday. The event was witnessed by thousands of devotees from across the district with great fervour and devotion.

Srinivas Goud, Mahbubnagar LA, presided over the Kalyanam programme and in his presence a team of priests lead Sri Venkateshwara Swami tie the Mangalasutra for Alivelumangamma amidst vedic chants.

Prior to the event, more than 5,000 devotees from Devarkadra, Mahbubnagar, Manyamkonda and even from faraway places from Marikal, Makthal and even some devotees from Karnataka came here to witnessing the celestial wedding.

While talking on the occasion, the local MLA Srinivas Goud said, “Manyam Konda is known as the second Tirupati in Mahabubnagar district. This temple is more than 700 year old temple and the founders have been conducting regular poojas for many centuries and developed it as one of the most popular pilgrim destinations in the district. Many people, who cannot afford to go to Tirupati, visit Manyamkonda and perform pujas to the Lord Venkateshwara.”

The MLA said that the TRS government is giving highest priority for the development of temples and other religious places across the State. As part of this, he said the government has allocated more than 75 lakhs for the construction of a vast Kalyana Mandapam and very soon, he said, he would also seek more funds from the government to develop restrooms for the devotees. “Chief Minister KCR is very much keen on developing the temples in the State.

We will ensure that Manyamkonda will be developed into a major pilgrimage centre in the State. We will also ask the government to allocate funds for the construction of Sri Narasimha Swamy temple near Manyamkonda and make this place as one of the best God’s adobe in the State,” said the MLA, while talking to media persons after the Kalyanam.

Earlier, a team of priests led by Narasimha Chary carried out the various programmes pertaining to the Kalyanam since morning. Vedaparayanadhar Rajesh Sharma, Archakas Jagadesh, Rnagaiah and Manohar were assisted by Paricharikas Naveen and Arunkumar, wherein they all chanted venda mantras and carried out all the Vedic formalities while performing the Alivelumangamma Kalyanam.

Apart from MLA Srinivas Goud, Rajeshwar Goud, Chairman of District Libraries Association Mahabubnagar, Alahari Madhusudhan sudhakar Kumar, Chairman of Manyamkonda Temple Trust and Venkatachary, Endowment Officer, Nityanand, Superintendent, and Mahender Nayak etc participated in the programme.

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