About 60 kilometres away from the State’s administrative capital, Telangana’s spiritual capital is getting ready. Inch by inch, brick by brick.
Sculptors armed with chisels striking off chip by chip from huge blocks of rocks, some carving out intricate designs on rocks that can naturally withstand the vagaries of nature for centuries, masons busy in cementing one brick atop the other, engineers engrossed in roads that snake up the hill, and amidst all this, a steady flow of devotees coming to have a darshan at the abode of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy near Bhongir – Yadadri is one unmatched beehive of frenzied activity.
With the State government planning to open the main temple for pilgrims’ darshan by next Dasara, the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple management and the Yadagirigutta Temple Development Authority (YTDA) are racing against time to meet the deadline.
Workers from different States, including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are toiling hard round the clock as construction of seven ‘rajagopurams’ and a retaining wall on the existing ghat road progresses.
This apart, works pertaining to Four Mada Veedhis and Inner Prakarams are to be taken up. Not 10 or 50, but 500 sculptors are engaged in carving the sculptures, statues, and designs on the pillars.