REPLICA TEMPLE OPENING ON JULY 13 WITH MAHA SAMPROKSHANA GO PRADAKSHINASALA ALSO TO BE OPENED-TTD EO
Rajahmundry, 4 July 2015: TTD EO Dr D Samba Siva Rao said the model temple of Lord Venkateswara in Rajamundry has shaped up very well akin to Tirumala shrine and it will be formally inaugurated with Maha Samprokshanam and other religious activities on July 13.
Addressing media persons in the TTD Kalyana Mandapam at Rajamundry, the EO said, the temple management of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTDs) is foreseeing a pilgrim influx of about 50-70 thousand to its replica temple every day during Pushkaram period. “As the devotees always wish to have darshan of Lord after Pushkara Snanam, we have set up the replica temple on the lines of Tirumala so as to give a feel that they are in Tirumala. We have also set up four line queue system so as to give a comfortable and hassle-free darshan to devotees”, he maintained.
The EO said, the temple will be officially opened on July 13 in the auspicious Muhurat fixed by the agama scholars between 9:07am to 10:30am. “The darshan will be open to devotees from 4:30 am to 10 pm every day with a 15-minute break thrice a day for Naivedya Kainkaryams. Suprabhatam to presiding Lord will e performed every day between 4am to 4:30am. For the promotion of Hindu Sanatana Dharma as this event happens to be the most appropriate stage, we will also set up a “Go Pradakshinasala” where in after darshan of Lord in replica temple the devotees have to circumambulate Kapila Govu (indigenous cow) in the Goshala which is considered to be more pious. If the pilgrims visit the temple in traditional dress voluntarily as in Tirumala, it will be great and will definitely enhance the spiritual atmosphere”, he added. The EO said TTD will distribute either pulihora or chakkara pongal as Prasadam to devotees after darshan.
Adding further, EO said, TTD is also setting up book stall in Municipal grounds along with Photo, Floral, Ayurvedic and Museum expos to give wide publicity to its publications as Ttd treasures rare and noteworthy spiritual books. “Now we have already placed 80 of our titles under e- publications and very soon remaining 2000 odd books are going to be placed on our website for the sake netizens. Our spiritual magazine Sapthagiri is also readily available on web now in all the six languages. The readers can either download free or pay on-line subscription to read the magazine”, he said.
The EO also said, there are many cultural programmes gearing up to enthral the devotees here which will be performed under the aegis of our Annamacharya, Dasa Sahitya, HINDU Dharma Prachara Parishad projects. “The spiritual discourses by Brahmasri Chaganti Koteswara Rao and other renowned scholars, Harikatha artistes, Sangeeta vidwans etc. are going to be a special attraction”, he maintained.
Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju was also present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, CAMPING AT RAJAMUNDRY