Long serpentine queues at K Chandrasekhar Rao’s yagam
Maharashtra Governor Ch VidyasagarRao and Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker K Siva Prasad Rao on Friday attended the five-day 'Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagam' being performed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao at his farm house.
Several religious gurus, including Sri Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamy and Swami Paripoornanda, also attended the event at Erravelli village in neighbouring Medak district.
Union ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Bandaru Dattatreya, Supreme Court judge Justice J Chamaleshwar and several other prominent persons on Thursday attended the 'yagam'.
The Telangana CPI(M) unit alleged that the 'yagam' being performed by the CM is against the Constitution, as it promotes superstition among people.
Thousands of people from city and other parts of Telangana participated in the first day of the five-day Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagam conducted by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at his Erravalli farm in Jadevpur mandal of Medak. (Photo: Facebook)
The Chief Minister said that the Yagam was personal and being conducted to appease Goddess Chandi following formation of the new state of Telangana and for peace and prosperity of the people of the state besides world peace. (Photo: Facebook)
KCR said that the total cost of the yagam could be between Rs 6 crore and Rs 7 crore including donations from friends and well-wishers. (Photo: Facebook)
The main yagashala, where 1,500 priests conducted the yagam under the guidance of Sringeri Peetham from 8.30 am onwards in the presence of the Chief Minister, his wife Shobha, family members and other dignitaries, was packed since early morning. (
The five-day 'Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam', being performed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for people's welfare, began on Wednesday at his farm house in neighbouring Medak district. (Photo: Facebook)
Earlier this morning, the Chief Minister was accorded a traditional welcome when he arrived there at his farm house. He undertook a circumambulation of the 'yagashala' before performing 'Garu Prarthana' in front of the idol of 'Chandi Matha' marking
Massive arrangements have been made for the 'yagam' in the sprawling premises at Rao's farm house at Erravelli village in Medak district. President Pranab Mukherjee would visit the place on December 27. (Photo: Facebook)
About 2,000 priests from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are taking part in the mega 'yagam' being performed for people's welfare and universal peace. (Photo: Facebook)
Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan also took part in the puja. 'Gou puja', 'Maha Mantapa Sthapanam', 'Chandi yantra lekhanam', among others, formed part of the rituals on the first day.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would attend the 'yagam' on December 27.
Sringeri Mutt pontiff Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamy sent a message wishing that the yagam for be fruitful.