VIJAYAWADA: A Navadina (nine-day) Maha Kaala Bhairava Yagnam (penance) is planned to stop Capital relocation protests, agitations, hunger-strikes, rallies, devotional processions, walkathons and alms collection programmes.
Saiva Kshetram seer Siva Swamy will perform the Yagnam to help pro-Amaravati farmers for the continuation of the Capital in Amaravati. Further women farmers of Amaravati will meet Governor B Harichandan seeking intervention to stop Capital relocation and ensure justice to the farmers.
Seer Siva Swamy earlier conducted protests and religious rituals in support of Amaravati farmers at the foundation laying spot in Uddandarayunipalem. The Saiva Kshetram is situated on the banks of Krishna River at Tallayapalem where continuous rituals and pujas would be under process. The public, including farmers, women and devotees, sought such a ritual to avoid hurdles in the progress of Amaravati construction.
The priests said that with the protests entering 32 days on Saturday, the penance would invoke blessings of Lord Shiva.
Seer Siva Swamy said that penance is performed every day from 8 am to 1 noon and 5 pm to 9 pm seeking to remove all Amaravati development hurdles. He said that the penance is further meant to seek change in the attitude of the present rulers.