CM wants quality works at Yadadri in accordance with aagama sastras

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao inspecting the ongoing development works at Yadadri temple on Tuesday.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao inspecting the ongoing development works at Yadadri temple on Tuesday.   | Photo Credit: Singam Venkataramana

CM says no need to hasten works as they would be permanent in nature

Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao exhorted the officials concerned to ensure standards of quality in the construction of Yadadri temple and ensure that the works are in accordance with the aagamasastras.

The Chief Minister said there is no need to hasten the works on renovation of the temple and the officials concerned should ensure quality duly following the rules laid down in the scriptures. The Chief Minister, accompanied by officials of various departments, inspected the ongoing works on the temple during his visit to Yadadri on Tuesday.

Mr. Chandrasekhar Rao was particularly keen on the works being done at Sanctum Sanctorum, Dhwajastambham, Mada Streets and Kitchen besides the arrangements being made for devotees in queue lines. He expressed satisfaction that works on the renovation of the temple reflected traditions. Mr. Rao said these works could not be done by setting deadlines as adequate precautions should be taken on all aspects involved in the construction of the temple. Steps should be initiated to ensure that the structure of the Sanctum Sanctorum was not disturbed and efforts should be made to see that the construction was strong.

Recalling that Yadadri was an ancient temple where performing pujas to the presiding deity was handed over as tradition for generations, he said the temple was attracting significant number of foreign devotees too. Lakhs of devotees would visit the temple once restoration works were completed and steps should be taken to ensure that there was no inconvenience to the pilgrims who come for darshan of Sri Laxminarasimha Swamy.

The Chief Minister expressed satisfaction over the quality of works and complimented the sculptors for their work. The hard work by 560 sculptors who worked for more than four years was reflected in the form of great walls and other structures, he said directing the officials concerned to ensure that there was green cover including gardens for a pleasant atmosphere around the temple precincts.

Mr. Rao later inspected the works on the ring road around Yadadri besides visiting the cottages that were being constructed as part of the presidential suite for the VVIPs. He wanted the officials to equip the presidential suites in such a way that they could accommodate VVIPs like the President or the Prime Minister comfortably. According to an official release, he wanted the officials to develop the Baswapuram reservoir and Mylargudem tank near the presidential suite as a tourist spot.

CM happy

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao was happy, a big difference since his last visit here in August, at the way work has progressed on the main temple, officials of the Yadadri Temple Development Authority (YTDA) said at Yadagirigutta on Tuesday.

“Not only did the Chief Minister have suggestions for the main temple, but also a detailed review and instructions related to pilgrim amenities, road formations and finishing works,” YTDA vice chairman G. Kishan Rao said, addressing media persons here on Tuesday after the Chief Minister left for Hyderabad concluding a six-hour tour and review of the temple works with various departments.

The Chief Minister was received by Energy Minister G. Jagadish Reddy, District Collector Anita Ramachandran and other legislators. Priests of the temple offered him a purnakumbh welcome into the Balalayam, where he took part in special prayers, sought blessings and proceeded to the main temple for inspection.

According to temple architect Anand Sai, Mr. Rao expressed happiness at the completed work. “He kept looking at the ceiling flowers, pillars and panels and appreciated the carvings. He suggested to explore more designs and soften the rock colour. The main temple is in its finishing and detailing phase now,” Mr. Anand Sai said.

Mr. Kishan Rao, explained that there was no discussion on “defects and flaws.” Chief Minister who is also Chairman of the YTDA would decide the muhurtam for Maha Sudarshana Yagam and the date for opening the temple to devotees in consultation with China Jeeyar Swamy, Temple executive officer N. Geeta said.

The Chief Minister proposed to visit Yadadri every fortnight to inspect the final works and Energy Minister Jagadish Reddy and Roads and Buildings Minister V. Prashant Reddy have been entrusted with the supervision of the work, they said.

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