KCR Skips Sri Rama Navami Celebrations At Bhadrachalam; Grandson Offers ClothesApril 06, 2017 10:15
The Telangana Chief Minister, Mr. K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR), has skipped the Sri Rama Navami celebrations at Bhadrachalam, and the zealously religious BJP, is offended by this act of the Minister.
However, in his absence, the Minister’s grandson and son of IT minister K.T. Rama Rao, Himanshu, presented the pattu vastralu (silk clothes), at the temple.
Along with Himanshu, KCR’s wife, Sobha, and other family members presented the silk clothes.
The BJP, which is aiming to shoot down the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), of late, says the Chief Minister’s action is disrespectful of Hindus.
BJP Spokesman, Krishna Saagar Rao, said, the Minister, did not keep up the tradition and practice of presenting clothes to Lord Sri Rama, in Bhadrachalam. He further questioned, “How is the Minister’s grandson, a representative? Is it not underrating the honor, extended to Lord Sri Rama on this auspicious occasion?”
Mr. KCR, missed out the annual festival, due to ill health. Also, on behalf of the Government, Deputy Chief Minister Kadiam Srihari and endowments minister A. Indrakaran Reddy, presented the pattu vastralu.
At the event, Himanshu, carried the robes on a plate, and presented them to Lord Rama. Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya and State Minister T. Nageswara Rao also offered prayers.
The festival was celebrated with great zeal and enthusiasm, at the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, Yadagirigutta, and other temples, in the State.
However, the early arrival of Himanshu to offer pattu vastralu, resulted in some controversy. Himanshu tried to place the pattu vastralu before the deities, but the priests signaled him to wait. He again moved to place the robes, but was stopped.
The priests, along with Himanshu, made a walk through the Kalyana Mandapam, and then allowed to offer the pattu vastralu to the deities. This gesture of the priests, gave the impression, that he was giving offerings, on behalf of the Government.
Later, Endowments Minister, A. Indrakan Reddy, brought the mutyala talambralu and pattu vastralu, in a procession, and offered them to the deities.
(Video Source: Bhakthi TV)