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Protection wall for Koti Lingala temple

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The State government had decided to construct a protection wall along the shores of river Godavari to protect the ancient and historic Koti Lingala temple shrine from submergence under the backwaters of Sripada Yellampalli project in Velgatoor mandal of Karimnagar town.

Following the reports in The Hindu in the recent past about the Koti Lingala temple shrine, the first capital city of Satavahana dynasty, being on the verge of submergence in the backwaters of Sripada Yellampalli project, the irrigation authorities, archaeology department, INTACH, revenue authorities and historians visited the temple shrine on Thursday.

State Archaeology Director B. Srinivas, AD (Archaeology) Mallikarjun, INTACH State convenor Vedkumar, irrigation authorities, historians and others visited Koti Lingala village and inspected the site for the construction of protection wall. The authorities have decided to conduct a survey of construction of protection wall and submit the estimates to the government.

They had also decided to submit a proposal for the construction of a museum in the village with the recovery of rare collections of coins, utensils and other materials of Satavahana dynasty. Sources said that they had also decided to submit a proposal for the construction of cottages in the village so that the pilgrims could visit Koti Lingala and Dharmapuri temple shrines and take rest amongst picturesque serene greenery in the village.

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