Telangana

‘Yadadri temple renovation will be completed by May’

Endowments Minister A. Indra Karan Reddy and Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy starting the Ayutha Maha Vishnu Yagam at Yadagiri on Saturday.

Endowments Minister A. Indra Karan Reddy and Home Minister N. Narasimha Reddy starting the Ayutha Maha Vishnu Yagam at Yadagiri on Saturday.   | Photo Credit: Singam venkataramana

Minister for Endowments A. Indrakaran Reddy on Saturday said the renovation project of the Yadagirigutta temple taken up by the State government would be completed by May 2018, the latest deadline.

The ambitious ₹ 1,800 crore project would change the face of Yadadri district in terms of investments, and as a mega spiritual centre in Telangana, akin to Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh.

“Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple, Bhadrachalam, Basara, Kaleshwaram and Raja Rajeshwari temple at Vemulawada would also be renovated,” Mr. Reddy said. An initial estimated cost of ₹ 400 crore has been earmarked for the works, he informed. He was inaugurating the Ayutha Maha Vishnu Yagam on the hill shrine, along with the Home Minister N. Narsimha Reddy and local leaders.

Speaking of the special prayers and yagas taken up in the State, Mr. Narsimha Reddy maintained that the Chandi Yagam, earlier performed by the Chief Minister “made the State holy.”

“The Chief Minister’s strategies to develop temples across the State will go down in history,” he opined. The host of leaders later visited the shrine and inspected ongoing works at various sites on the hill. Temple executive officer N. Geetha guided the tour.

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