Staff Reporter

The project is estimated to cost Rs. 2. 4 crores

  • 24 kilograms of gold will be used
  • TTD asked to execute the project

    KARIMNAGAR: The main gopuram (vimana gopuram) of Sri Vemulawada Raja Rajeshwara Swamy devasthanams in Vemulawada town would be tinted with gold plates on par with the Venketshwara temple in Tirupati at a cost of Rs 2.4 crores.

    The Vemulawada temple board committee meeting took a decision to this effect on Wednesday. Temple chairman Adi Srinivas told The Hindu that they would transform the existing gopuram into a gold plated one by using about 24 kilograms of gold.

    In order to ensure accountability in the execution of the work, he said that the TTD authorities have been requested to take up the work and complete the same in 10 months. He also said that they have decided to present new silk sarees to Goddess Durga at the temple shrine for pujas on every Mondays and Fridays. Besides, the temple board has also sent proposals to the Government seeking permission for presenting silk sarees to Goddess Durga every day.

    On the forthcoming Maha Shivarathri festival on February 16, 2007, he said that all arrangements would be made for the pilgrims. He said that they were planning to attract more pilgrims during this festival.

    The temple board has also decided to conduct Thyagaraja utsavams from January 8 to 12, 2007 at the temple shrine.