Rajasyamala Yagnam is for public good: YSRC government

By :  Md Illyas
Update: 2023-05-13 18:30 GMT
Priests perform Sri Maha lakshmi Yagam at IGMC Stadium in Vijayawada on Saturday. (Photo: Narayana Rao)

Vijayawada: Political parties performing yagnams and homams and seeking divine blessings for electoral successes has almost become an established tradition in the last few years. Right now, the state AP government is performing 'Raja Shyamala Yagnam' for the public and the government.

Meanwhile, the 'Ashtottara Sata Kundatmaka' (108) 'Chandi', 'Rudra', 'Raja' 'Shyamala Yagnam', 'Sudarshana Sahitha Sri Lakshmi Mahayagnam' is caught in a political storm as political parties are alleging that Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy performing it only to retain power.

Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao had performed a similar yagam before the last elections and became victorious. YSRC and BJP have also performed such yagams, earlier.

Minister for endowments Kottu Satyanarayana shot down the allegations and maintained that the Mega Penance was for the welfare of the people and development of the state.

Vedic pundits and scholars say that 'Raja Shyamala Yagnam' helps governments in overcoming problems and obstacles. They explained that Raja Shyamala Devi, more popularly known as Goddess Matangi, is a powerful goddess and is one of the ten Mahavidyas. They said that while goddess Saraswati is for worldly knowledge, 'Raja Shyamala Yagnam' is for enhancing internal knowledge. They said that, unlike in the olden times, these days the yagam is performed to attain significant power in politics or businesses.

They recalled that Swami Swaroopanandendra Saraswati, seer of the Sri Sarada Peetham in Visakhapatnam, had performed 'Raja Shyamala Yagnam' with Jagan Mohan Reddy before the 2019 elections.

The Telangana state BJP leaders performed it in Warangal in 2019 seeking a second term for Narendra Modi.

Telugu Desam politburo member Umamaheswara Rao said that Jagan Mohan Reddy’s only intention is to become the Chief Minister again. Stating that the Chief Minister  was the custodian of the money of temples, he alleged that Jagan Mohan Reddy was spending Rs 10 crore belonging to temples for the yagnam.

AICC member Kolanukonda Sivaji alleged that the YSRC government was performing the ritual using public money. He said that the government should perform yagam for realising AP Reorganisation assurances.

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