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Replica of Tirumala temple in Vijayawada for Pushkarams

Wed, Jul 13, 2016, 05:32 PM
The replica temple of Lord Venkateswara will be opened for darshan of devotees from August 7 during the ensuing Krishna Pushkarams in Vijayawada, TTD Tirumala JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju has said.

Addressing media persons at the PWD grounds on Wednesday, the JEO said the TTD had been making elaborate arrangements for the devotees during the river event, which is scheduled from August 12 to 23.

“With a special consideration, the CM of Andhra Pradesh, N Chandra Babu Naidu, has allotted the PWD grounds which is located at the heart of the capital city to set up the replica temple of Lord Venkateswara, which is going to be a special attraction.

On August 7, the temple would be opened after performing agama rituals here, he added.

FOUR-LINE DARSHAN: For the convenience of the devotees, four-line darshan is planned. The devotees will be offered chakkera pongali, pulihora as prasadam apart from mini-Laddu Prasadams after completing darshan of Lord. Separate shoe-keeping rack is also planned.

CC CAMERA FOR VIGIL: The entire temple premises will be under the eagle watch of CC TVs as over 75 thousand devotees are expected everyday. The parakamani-hundi counting activity will also be carried out amidst tight security.

VEDA GHOSHA TWICE A DAY: To enthrall the visiting pilgrims, many devotional programmes, including Veda ghosha twice a day, Annamacharya Sankeertana during the unjal Seva etc, have been organised. Apart from the PWD grounds, the programs are also arranged at Buddha statue in Amaravati and also at Andhra Maha Vishnu temple at Srikakulam in Krishna district.

AKHANDA DASA BHAJANA: The rendering of dasa bhajana round the clock by artistes is going to be another major attraction. Meanwhile 1000 Srivari Seva volunteers and scouts and guides apart from 800 work force will be deployed for the event.

COMPLETE SUPPORT TO TTD: Krishna district collector A Babu said that the district administration would extend full support to the TTD in its activities.

JEO AND TEAM OFFICERS INSPECT: Earlier, the JEO along with a team of senior officers inspected the ongoing arrangements. All projects special officer N Muktheswara Rao, Additional CVSO Siva Kumar Reddy, SE Sudhakar Rao, Transport GM Sesha Reddy and others were present.

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