KCR to fulfil vows, to offer gold ornaments to gods
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is gearing up to visit temple towns in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and fulfill the vows including offering gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala in February.
The Chief Minister orders ornaments of various sizes and shapes, albeit the money to be spent is from State coffers. He will offer precious presents after GHMC polls
Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is gearing up to visit temple towns in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and fulfill the vows including offering gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala in February.
Party sources said that Chandrashekar Rao had decided to visit Tirumala after completion of GHMC elections and by-election to Narayankhed Assembly constituency. Tentatively, the Chief Minister is likely go to visit Tirupati in February third week.
It may be mentioned here that Chandrashekar Rao had promised to offer gold jewellery to various gods if Telangana was achieved during the statehood movement. After becoming the Chief Minister, Chandrashekar Rao approved Rs 5.59 crore from the Common Good Fund (CGF) of the Endowments Department to make gold ornaments for Gods. Rs 5 crore has been allotted to make ornaments for Lord Venkateswara and Rs 59 lakh was earmarked for other deities.
The other promises he made were a golden crown to the presiding deity of Bhadrakali Ammavaru at the historic Bhadrakali temple. Towards this promise, the Chief Minister has earmarked Rs 57 lakh for preparing a 2-kg Bangaru Kireetam (golden crown).
He also ordered 20 to 25 gram Bangaru Meesalu (gold moustache) for the Kuravi Veerabhadra Swamy temple in Warangal which costs about Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000, a Mukku Pudaka (golden nose ring) weighing 10-15 gram worth Rs 30,000 to Rs 40,000 for Kanaka Durga Ammavaru of Vijayawada and another gold nose ring for Padmavathi Ammavaru, Tiruchannuru, Tirupati, weighing 10-15 gram, costing about Rs 30,000 to Rs 45,000.
The ornaments are being made in consultation with Vedic pundits, according to sources. The Chief Minister will pay obeisance to all Gods along with family members.