GUNTUR: Sankhusthapana rituals are all set to start at the venue for Amaravati’s foundation laying ceremony.
On Tuesday, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu lit the Amaravati Sankalpa Jyothi torch near the main dais to mark the beginning of works for the new capital. He, along with ministers and officials, visited the venue and inspected the arrangements.
Meanwhile, all works are complete at Uddandarayunipalem for Thursday’s ceremony. Holy water and soil collected under the “Our Amaravati-Our Water-Our Soil” project from all over the state have also reached the venue.
A torch rally organized by SAAP reached Vijayawada where Olympian weightlifter Kanam Malleswari with ministers D. Umamaheswara Rao and P. Sunitha launched the Sankalpa Jyothi rally to Uddandarayunipalem after performing special pujas at the Kanakadurga temple.
Mr Naidu received the torch at the foundation venue at Uddandarayunipalem and lit the Sankalpa Jyothi.