The upcoming Gnana Saraswathi Devi Temple is another feather in the cap of Gowthami Ghat (temple village) on the banks of river Godavari in the city of grand culture. The temple with various features will be coming up under the aegis of Gowthami Ghat Adyatmika Samakyala Sangam (GGASS).
After Saraswathi Devi temple at Basara of Nizamabad district in Telangana state, the proposed Gnana Saraswathi Devi temple will be the first of its kind in the truncated state of Andhra Pradesh. Few enthusiastic donors who are spiritually bound to the cause are constructing the temple, in the name of Saraswathi Gnana Peetam.
A foundation was laid for 1,000 years longevity using 1,000 metric tonnes of stones brought from Tiruchirappalli of Tamil Nadu state. The temple starts from under three feet of the surface. As many as 56 pillars have been constructed so far.
On the first floor the main deity, Gnana Saraswathi Devi along with Goddess Lakshmi Devi and Paravathi will be seen. Ground floor is allotted for main programs such as Aksharabyasam and under ground has been reserved for a museum displaying spiritual items. A total of eight rooms have been earmarked for accommodation.
The Gopuram on the sanctum is made with the pink color Rajasthan granite and the remaining area is covered with other granites.
Out of 2,000 square yards, the temple will occupy 1,200 square yards and the remaining space will be used for other purposes including land scaping . The idol of Gnana Saraswathi Devi will be an impressive and attractive feature for the devotees and tourists. The management is also contemplating to start the Annadanam wing. At present, the temple village boats of ISKCON temple, Sri Ranganadha Swamy temple, Swamy Ayyappa temple, Dattatreya temple,Gayatri Matha Temple and Kalki Bhagavan temple.
The members of the Gnana Saraswathi Peetam, Rankireddy Subba Raju and Seemakurthi Subba Rao said the temple holds a premise to become a famous pilgrim center from Andhra in the ensuing days. The temple will be attached with the bathing ghat so that the devotees after having holy dip in river Godavari can have the Darshan of the diety.
High profile land scapers are designing the layout in 300 meters within the premises of the temple.