Sunday, October 18, 2015
Yadadri-Yadagirigutta to be developed as Man made wonder : Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao
Yadadri-Yadagirigutta to be developed as
Man made wonder
Vanam Jwala Narasimha Rao
Development works of Yadadri-Yadagirigutta will commence on the auspicious Vijay Dasami day, the October 22nd 2015. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in a review meeting with officials of Temple Development Authority held on 14th October approved the designs, layout and the proposed works. CM said that when once the development is completed it should appear like a man made wonder. The designs approved are in such a way that the sanctum sanctorum is not touched in any way.
A significant development would be that construction of temple city would cover an area of 1000 acres spread over two hills on the eastern side of the main hill topped with the shrine which is now called Yadadri. Salient features of the designs approved include among others, protection of cave temple of Narasimha Swamy in its pristine form, construction of a Bus Stand on the hill in an area of about 1.90 acres to help the pilgrims alight at the nearest point to the sanctum sanctorum, making use of the existing road for going up and the to be constructed new ghat road for getting down, laying of Mada Streets in about 2.30 acres around the main temple as well as to be laid for Sivalayam, building of Anandam Complex on temple site, a separate entry for Darshanam for VIPs, provision of adequate place for conducting Brahmothsavams, queue complex at Sri Chakra Bhavan, erection of 108 feet tall south-facing Anjaneya statue on the north-eastern side of main temple, clubbing of two hillocks nearby for development of temple city, construction of VIP guest house and cottages in about 30 acres of area on the northern side of the main hill etc.
Thus the temple city will have wide roads, new electricity lines, drainage system, gardens, cottages, choultries, parking place and Kalyanamantapam. There will be plants spreading flagrance as well as some aromatic plants in the hill surroundings. An advanced Sound system continuously playing devotional holy songs round the clock will be installed. The VIP guest house that is proposed would like or may be even better than the Padmavathi guest house in Thirumala. A commercial complex would also come-up around the temple. A facility for free food scheme is also envisaged. Resting place for priests and shopping complex for sale of religious articles and souvenirs is also proposed in the approved designs.
Chief Minister desires that this wonderful construction to be taken-up immediately and the Temple Authority should take complete responsibility for commencement, supervision and completion of works and for providing basic infrastructure facilities in accordance with the approved designs. It may be recalled that the decision to develop Yadadri into a major religious and tourist attraction was taken during CM visit to the temple along with Governor and China Jeeyar Swamy on May 30, 2015 and a Puja was also performed then. CM also assured for provision of additional funds apart from the Rs. 200 Crores allotted in successive annual budgets. Name of donors who created facilities earlier would have the privilege of being retained in the new constructions in addition to that of fresh donors.