Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has desired that the fragrance of spirituality should reflect in every inch of the historic Yadadri Laxmi Narasimha Swamy Temple Complex as it’s going to exist for several years to come. “The renovation works should also continue keeping this in mind without any lapses by strictly following the Agama Sastra guidelines and traditions”, said the CM.
The CM who visited the temple complex today inspected the ongoing works and interacted temple archakas, endowment officials, engineers and other officials and contractors said. He reviewed the progress of work with them. Earlier, the CM was given a warm reception by the archakas amidst chanting of Vedic hymns.
He said the infrastructure facilities should be created taking a special interest in several poojas, services conducted for the presiding deity and the facilities for the devotees visiting the temple. He also instructed the officials concerned to ensure that the construction works epitomize beauty.
The CM suggested that the Temple Ring Road should be developed like a Necklace. He wanted provisions should be made for walking and cycling tracks, greenery and illumination along the Ring Road. The CM wanted that the entire infrastructure should be made in such a way that the visiting devotees whatever great their number be should have a comfortable darshan and stay. He instructed that the Gandi Cheruvu Tank adjacent to the Temple Complex should be filled with water every two months by drawing water from the Kaleswaram. He said the entire Temple Town, Temple Complex should have greenery in abundance and for this purpose, more trees should be grown in the area. He said special Architects should be entrusted with the job beautifying the Gandipet Tank and its periphery area as a tourist spot.
The CM also wanted works on the construction of 365 Quarters should be completed speedily. He suggested Cottages should be constructed in another 200 Acres. He also instructed the officials to complete as quickly as possible the construction of Kalyana Katta, Bus Stand, Pushkarini Railing, and roads.
The CM instructed the R&B E-in-C to remove Contractors who are not doing the works as per schedule. He wanted the RTC officials to provide free bus service to the devotees from the Bus Stand to the Temple. The CM also suggested that the specialist goldsmiths from Pembarthy should be engaged to provide Gold Cover to the Temple Tower (Rajagopuram) and the Main Gates. The CM instructed Principal secretary (Finance) Ramakrishna Rao over the phone to release in next three weeks Rs 75 Crore for the temple works.
CM KCR said that Yadadri was famous for Satyanarayana Swamy Vratham and hence provision and facilities should be made in the temple to make 4000 people perform the Satyanarayana Swamy Vratham at one go. He wanted special constructions should be made to let the drainage water from the Temple, Temple city flow out of the city. Parking lots should be developed and created in such a way that they should accommodate 5,000 Cars and 10,000 Two-wheelers.
The CM was accompanied by the Minister G Jagdeesh Reddy, MP Joginapalli Santosh Kumar, Government Whip Ms Gongadi Sunitha Mahender Reddy, MLA Paella Sekhar Reddy, MLA Alimineti Krishna Reddy, ZP Chairman Alimineti Sandeep Reddy, Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Bhoopathy Reddy, Collector Ms Anita Ramachandran, CMO Official Bhoopal Reddy, YTDA Special Officer Kishan Rao, Temple EO Ms Gita, R&B E-in-Cs Ganapathi Reddy, Ravinder Rao, Architect Ananda Sai, Sathapathy Dr Velu etc.