Fervour, devotion marks Cheruvugattu Kalyanotsavam
As part of the temple’s annual celebrations, the celestial wedding of the presiding deity of Sri Parvathi Jadala Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple at Cheruvugattu was performed on a grand scale with religious zeal during the early hours of Monday.
Nalgonda: As part of the temple’s annual celebrations, the celestial wedding of the presiding deity of Sri Parvathi Jadala Ramalingeshwara Swamy temple at Cheruvugattu was performed on a grand scale with religious zeal during the early hours of Monday. On the occasion, Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy, along with his wife and District Collector P Satyanarayana Reddy presented pearls and silk clothes to the first celestial couple on behalf of the State government.
Temple priests performed celestial wedding on a grand scale with chanting of Vedic hymns and traditional music Popularly known as the second Srisailam, was flooded with huge number of devotees since Sunday night to witness the annual Kalyanotsavam. Carrying the religious wooden chappals on their back, the devotees made pradakshanams around the Dwajasthambam located on the premises of temple, believing that it would do good to them and solve all their problems.
The TSRTC also pressed special buses from different locations to Cheruvugattu, to meet the heavy rush of pilgrims. MLC Pula Ravinder, District Collector P Satyanarayana Reddy, Narketpally Mandal Parishad President Regatti Mallikarjuna Reddy, Nalgonda RDO Venkatachary and TRS Nalgonda constituency in-charge Dubbaka Narasimha Reddy were among those who participated in the Kalyanotsavam.
‘Govt keen on developing all historic temples’
Later speaking with the media, Energy Minister G Jagadish Reddy said the TRS government would honour the religious sentiments of the public and committed to develop all the historic temples, including the ancient Lord Parvathi Jadala Ramalingeswara Swamy temple. After the event, the Minister declared open a 24-room cottage constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.5 crore and also 100 KV transformer, 3.50 gallon water tank, both worth Rs 57 lakh.
He also participated in the inaugural ceremony of Shakshi Ganapathi and Lord Shiva temples. Jagadish Reddy explained about the State government’s efforts for development of Yadadri (Yadagirigutta) and Vemulawada temples. He assured that he would spare no efforts for development of the holy Cheruvugattu temple.