Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday has offered gold ornaments to the presiding deity at the Venkateswara Temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday has offered gold ornaments to the presiding deity at the Venkateswara Temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. CM Rao arrived in Andhra Pradesh for the first time on Tuesday evening post the formation of Telangana state in June 2014. Rao, in the past, had vowed to offer ornaments to various deities if Telangana state was formed. After visiting Venkateswara Temple, the CM is scheduled to head towards Tirchanoor where he will offer a solid gold ornament to Lord Balaji and a nose stud to Goddess Padmavati Ammavaru. Later in the week CM Rao will also offer a gold moustache to the Veerbhadraswamy temple at Kuravi.
Telangana CM KCR offered gold ornaments at Tirumala Temple,says he prayed for good position in country for ppl of both states (AP&Telangana) pic.twitter.com/9O3oI6p7MX
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Overall he has planned to offer ornaments worth Rs 5.5 cr to various temples of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Earlier in October Chandrasekhar Rao presented a 12 Kg gold crown worth Rs 3.5 crore to Goddess Bhadrakali at Warangal. He had, earlier, presented a crown and a necklace to Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala and a nose stud to Goddess Kanaka Durga in Vijayawada.
As informed by the Telangana Chief Minister’s office, Rao would have ‘darshan’ of the presiding deity in the morning hours on Wednesday. He would offer golden ‘Saligrama’ necklace and a ‘Kante’ with five rows to the god on behalf of Telangana government. He would return to Hyderabad thereafter, the release added. KCR had made vows for realisation of separate Telangana in the name of Gods of different famous temples during the separate statehood agitation.
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Preparations on a larger scale was made by the supporters to welcome the leader, who is reported to be accompanied by his family members and cabinet ministers. Hoardings and posters were seen at many places in the town, but were later asked to be removed by the district administration in view of the moral code of conduct in place because of scheduled Legislative Council elections. Earlier, the Chief Minister had visited Andhra Pradesh during the inauguration of a new capital city in Amaravati.