VONTIMITTA TO BE DEVELOPED INTO A PRIME PILGRIM CENTRE-TTD EO
Vontimitta, 20 February 2016: The ancient temple of Lord Sri Rama located at Vontimitta in Kadapa district will be developed as one of the prime pilgrim centres of the district said TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao.
After inspecting the ongoing developmental works here on Saturday evening he said TTD has recently taken over four temples including Vontimitta, Chandragiri, Upamaka and Anantavaram which have historical importance. “We have also allotted a budget of Rs.20cr towards the development of this temple in first phase. Currently Rs.4 crores worth developmental works are under way which also includes beautification of temple premises. Since this temple is under ASI we need their permission to construct permanent structures. Plan is also underway to execute another Rs.8cr worth developmental works. We will also discuss with the locals on the priority of works. We are contemplating to complete the immediate pending developmental works in the mid of April and gear up for upcoming big fete Sri Rama Navami”, he added.
The EO said, this month 28, Kalyanam of Lord will be performed with religious aplomb in the 70 acre of TTD land located adjacent to this temple. I request all the locals to take part in this fete in massive numbers.
Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar, Collector Sri Venkatramana, CE Sri Chandrasekhar Reddy, Additional CVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy and others were also presebt.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI