KCR’s farmhouse a beehive of activity

The 120-acre agricultural campus is being readied for Ayutha Chandi Yagam from Dec. 23 to 27

December 19, 2015 12:00 am | Updated March 24, 2016 10:53 am IST - ERRAVELLI (Medak dt.):

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao inspecting arrangements being made for the Ayutha Chandi Yagam at Erravelli in Medak. —PHOTO: Mohd Arif

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao inspecting arrangements being made for the Ayutha Chandi Yagam at Erravelli in Medak. —PHOTO: Mohd Arif

The sprawling 120 acre agricultural campus of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao here turned the dusty tracks as a portion of it where he has raised ginger crop has been destroyed to pave way for his Ayutha Chandi Yagam from December 23 to 27.

A tall pandal of bamboo and paddy straw over 40,000 sq ft to accommodate 106 fire pits (yagna kundas) for the offerings to Goddess Durga stands out as the most imposing structure amid the hectic construction activity that is taking place.

There was dust all around with workers engaged in clearing a large chunk of land for laying helipads to park five helicopters. Makeshift sheds for various other facilities, including a huge dining hall where 10,000 people can be served food at a time, and cottages for seers from various mutts and peethams, have also come up.

A designer will give an artistic look to the ‘yagashala’ and the dining hall.

A parking facility for 20,000 vehicles has been created and there will be two entrances to the place to avoid jamming.

Mr. Rao arranged a tour to the venue for media corps from Hyderabad on Friday when he explained that it would be a powerful yagam aimed to see that everyone lived in peace. There was no vested interest in it.

The Chief Minister said the event was conceptualised four years ago when a similar one was performed by Sringeri mutt to mark the 60th birthday of its pontiff Bharati Tirtha, who will lead the rituals here along with his colleague Vidhusekhara Bharati. He said he had expressed his vow to perform the yagam with Ashtakala Ramamohan Sarma.

A pandal of bamboo and paddy straw to accommodate 106 fire pits has been set up, helipads are being laid and a parking facility for 20,000 vehicles has been created

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