Now KCR to perform 'Maha Sudarshana Yagam'

Hyderabad, July 30 (IANS) Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao on Tuesday decided to perform the 'Maha Sudarshana Yagam' at Yadadri.

He met seer Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swami at the latter's ashram on the outskirts of Hyderabad to discuss the arrangements for the mega rituals.

The decision to conduct the yagam was taken at a time when the development works of Sri Lakshminarasimha temple at Yadadri are in the final stage.

According to a statement from the Chief Minister's office on Tuesday night, the maha yagam will be conducted with 1,048 yagna kunda (fire altars) over 100 acre area. As many as 3,000 'ruthviks' will perform the rituals and they will be assisted by an equal number of priests.

The statement did not mention the date on which the yagam will be held.

It was decided to invite Vaishnavite seers from around the country and also the pontiffs from Badrinath, Srirangam, Jagannath and Tirupati.

Similarly, it was decided to invite central leaders, Chief Ministers of all states, Governors, ministers and religious leaders of all sects.

The Chief Minister and the seer discussed arrangements for the event which will be attended by lakhs of devotees.

Known for his strong religious beliefs, Chandrashekhar Rao organized many yagams during last five years.

--IANS

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