Amaravati, Jan 19: The rituals of Bhukarshnam and Beejavapanam will be performed on January 31 for the construction of Sri Venkateswara temple in capital city Amaravati.
Talking to media here on Friday night, Tirumala Tirupati Devastanam (TTD) Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal said that as per the Aghamaseshtra the Bhukarshanam and Beejavapanam rituals would be performed at the site on January 31 between 0919hrs and 0940 hrs in which, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would participate for the construction of a huge Venkateswara temple in the new capital city.
The EO said he along with Joint Executive Office Pola Bhaskar, CVSO Gopinath Jetti and other officials visited the site, where the temple is coming up. He said that the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) allocated 25 acres of land for the construction of temple in which the temple would come up in five acres of land.
Auditorium, Kalyanamandapam and other structures would be constructed in the remaining 20 acres of land to organise spiritual and cultural programmes, he informed.
The Venkateswara temple would be constructed at a cost of Rs 140 crore and the tenders in this regard was already finalised by the TTD board, he informed.
The EO said that the TTD is constructing Sri Venkateswara temple in Kurukhetram. He said that the idol of deity of Venkateswara would be installed in the newly constructed temple in Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu on January 27.
He said that the newly constructing Venkateswara temple in Hyderabad would be consecrated on March 13.
He said tenders were invited for the construction of Sri Venkateswara temples in agency areas including Sitampet, Rampachodavaram, and Parvathipuram.
The TTD EO informed that Sri Venkateswara temples would also be constructed in Visakhapatnam and Bhubaneswar in Odisha state. He said that goddess Padmavathi temple would be constructed in Chennai soon.
As part of spreading of Dharma Pracharam, the TTD wanted to construct as many Venkateswara temples as it could at various places and perform rituals on the lines of hill shrine Tirumala Tirupati Venkateswara temple. (UNI)