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Of KCR, superstition and Vemulawada visit
What is wrong with Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Devasthanam at Vemulawada in Karimnagar district. Does it have any evil influence on political leaders and celebrities?
History and political developments show that former CMs PV Narasimha Rao and Dr Marri Channa Reddy also had similar beliefs against visiting Vemulawada temple. In fact PV lost his seat in Andhra Pradesh and Channa Reddy faced dissidence from Bhaskar Rao. Many leaders have lost elections after offering prayers at Vemulawada’s Rajanna temple.
Scared of divine repercussions, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao is unlikely to visit the temple on Maha Shivratri on February 17 (also his birthday) to offer silk clothes to Lord Shiva as per custom. It seems that his guru Subramanya Shastry of Siddipet and other astrologers have advised KCR that offering prayers at this ancient temple might affect his political career.
Before the 2014 general elections, Rao had promised to visit the temple and strive hard to develop it. He had regretted that the shrine had been ignored by previous governments headed by Seemandhra leaders.
KCR is one of the most God fearing chief ministers and always pegged his programs and announcements after consulting the Astrologers and his home-pundits. If one watched the right shoulder and wrist of KCR, one would notice several bright red bands which are allegedly laced with tantric powers against evil spirits. We all know KCR's fancy for Number-6 (Che Number) as his car, mobile and even the number of his house in Nandi Nagar and that of CM's camp office had all be altered to 6s. KCR is also known to be keeping fast on auspicious days as per Hindu almanac.
When contacted, Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy temple’s executive officer D. Rajeshwar said the Chief Minister’s tour had not been finalized yet. But his visit for the annual three-day Jatara, one of the largest congregations in district is on.