Bhadradri decked up for Ramanavami
The stage is set for Lord Sita Ramachandra Swamy’s Tiru Kalyana Mahotsavam at Bhadrachalam, popularly known as Daskhin Ayodhya, on Friday. The temple town has transformed into a tinsel town on the eve of Lord’s celestial wedding.
Bhadrachalam (Khammam): The stage is set for Lord Sita Ramachandra Swamy’s Tiru Kalyana Mahotsavam at Bhadrachalam, popularly known as Daskhin Ayodhya, on Friday. The temple town has transformed into a tinsel town on the eve of Lord’s celestial wedding. The major event of the day was Swamyvari ‘Edurkollu’, a ritual inviting the bridegroom, which began in the evening amid radiant glow of colourful bulbs was a spectacle to watch.
The illuminated Mithila Kalyana Mandapam is ready to host the wedding of the Lord. With elegant arches and the wall paintings depicting Sri Ramayana, the temple town wore a festive look for the big occasion on Friday. Devotees in large number have already started to flock the temple town keeping the revenue, police and temple authorities were on toes.
Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao is scheduled to carry Mutyala Talambralu (mixture of pearls and rice mixed with turmeric and saffron) and Pattu Vastralu on behalf of the State government, a tradition that has been followed since the times of Tanisha, the ruler of Golconda, for the Lord’s wedding.
Governor ESL Narasimhan is slated to visit the temple on Saturday for the Sri Rama Maha Pattabhisheka Mahotsavam. Minister for Roads and Buildings Tummala Nageswar Rao, who is inspecting the arrangements of the fete, said that the government has a massive plan of developing the temple town.
“Veda pundits, officials of endowments department and the architect Anand Sai, who visited Bhadradri and Parnasala temples, have already submitted a report to the CM,” Tummala said, expressing confidence that all road blocks will be cleared very soon for the development of Bhadrachalam.
Efforts are on to bring back Yatapaka, Kannayigudem, Pichukalapadu, Purushothamapatnam and Gundala panchayats that went to Andhra Pradesh after the state bifurcation, he said, referring to the importance these villages for the development of Bhadradri. Earlier, he reviewed the arrangements with District Collector D S Lokesh Kumar, Superintendent of Police Shahnawaz Qasim, Joint Collector D Divya, ITDA Project Officer Rajiv Gandhi Hanumanthu and other officials.
Meanwhile, security has beefed up in and around the Bhadrachalam Agency in view of the CM and the Governor visit to the temple town.