TTD’s plans to build Lord Venkateswara temple at Amaravati pick momentum.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has now announced to build Lord Venkateswara temple at Amaravati. This would be the plan that will take a concrete shape along with preparations for the Krishna Pushkarams.
Just last year, Lord Venkateswara temple was built by TTD on the banks of sacred river Godavari at Rajamahendravaram, coinciding with the Godavari pushkarams. “In the same spirit, we are coming up with a temple ahead of the Krishna pushkarams scheduled between August 12 and 24,” Executive Officer D. Sambasiva Rao announced during a review meeting with senior officials on Monday.
Dr. Rao had instructed the engineering officials to prepare an action plan to construct replica temples, called Namoona Alayams of Lord Venkateswara at Amaravati and Hyderabad. With the idols and sculpted artifacts already dispatched to SC/ST colonies and other areas upon their request, he has also directed chief engineer to constitute a committee with engineers, temple officers, Archakas (priests) and Sthapathis (sculptors) to verify the complete installation and construction process.
Alternatively, Dr. Rao has released the special edition of Sapthagiri Magazine, the voice of TTD mouthpiece for May 2016. The magazine has an exclusive portrayal of Sri Vaishnavite saint Sri Ramanujacharya, commemorating his millennial celebrations. This month’s feature contains special articles on his life, works and contribution to the religion as well as mainstream society, authored by the scholastic likes of Samudrala Lakshmanaiah, A. Singaracharyulu, K.Rajagopalan, K.J. Krishnamurthy, Hari Sarvothama Rao and others.