TTD TAKES OVER 16TH CENTURY SRI KODANDARAMALAYAM IN CHANDRAGIRI
TTD TO DEVELOP CHANDRAGIRI RAMALAYAM ON THE LINES OF BHADRADRI AND AYODHYA-TTD CHAIRMAN
SRI RAMA FLANKED BY HIS CONSORT AND BROTHERS ON “EKA PEETHAM” IS A UNIQUE FEATURE
CHANDRAGIRI, SEPT. 23: The temple administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) has taken over the 16th century Sri Kodandarama temple at Chandragiri Town in Chittoor district on Wednesday in a ceremonious manner.
Ttd Trust Board Chairman Dr Ch Krishnamurthy who graced the momentous occasion said, the 500 year old temple will be developed on the lines of Bhadradrachalam and Ayodhyakhetras. He said the temple known for his architectural splendour has been constructed by Vijayanagara Emperor Sri Krishna Devarayalu in 16th Century.
He said, following the instructions of Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, TTD has recently taken over the ancient Ramalayam at Vontimitta in Kadapa district. And today we have taken over yet another ancient temple located in his home town at Chandragiri today and it is indeed a memorable occasion and we are committed to develop this age old temple. Lord Sri Rama is considered as the Yuga Purusha of Tretayuga and today even today in this Kaliyuga His charisma is undeterred and is considered as “Maryada Purushottama”. Lord Venkateswara, Lord Sri Rama, Lord Krishna, all are incarnations of Lord Sri Maha Vishnu in each aeon to protect the mankind. As the chief custodians of Hindu Sanatana Dharma we are committed to develop all the ancient temples and bring back their past glory”, he asserted.
Speaking on this occasion, Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar said, “The uniqueness of this temple is the presence of all deities including Lord Sri Rama, Sita Devi, Lakshmana, Bharata, Shatrughn flanked by Lord Hanuman and Garuda on either sides are present on “Eka Peetham” which can be found only in this temple”, he observed.
Earlier TTD Chairman Sri Chadalawada Krishnamurthy offered silk vastrams to the deities and later formalised the process of taking over of the temple during a visit to the temple on Wednesday. The devotees were served Annaprasadam after the religious ceremony by TTD.
Chittoor MP Dr N Siva Prasad, TTD Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar, TTD Trust Board members Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Smt Suchitra Ella, Sri AV Ramana, Dr P Hari Prasad, SE I Sri Ramesh Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Venkataiah, DyEOs Sri L Vijaya Saradhi, Sri Siva Reddy, Smt Vara Lakshmi, Ramalayam temple EO Sri Timma Reddy, District Endowments Assistant Commissioner Sri Mallikarjuna Reddy were also present.
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