KCR to gift Rs 3.5 cr crown to Bhadrakali

Published: 08th October 2016 02:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th October 2016 03:55 AM   |  A+A-


Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao looking at the golden crown that he would be presenting to Goddess Bhadrakali in Warangal on October 9 | Express photo

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao will present a Rs 3.5 crore-worth gold crown to Goddess Bhadrakali in Warangal on October 9.

Chandrasekhar Rao, during the separate Telangana agitation, vowed to give ornaments to various gods and goddess in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, if separate Telangana state was carved out.

After becoming the first CM of Telangana state, Rao took a decision in the Cabinet to present ornaments to gods and goddess of various temples as part of fulfilling his vows. Rao vowed to present necklace to Sri Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala, nose stud to Sri Kanaka Durga in Vijayawada, crown to Bhadrakali and moustaches to Kurivi Veerabhadra swamy.

As part of this, Rao has decided to visit Bhadrakali temple in Warangal in October, during the nine day Dasara festival.

The golden crown weighs 11 kgs and 700 grams and it is prepared by GRT jewellers. The total cost of the crown is Rs 3.7 crore. “The CM will visit Bhadrakali temple along with his wife, present the crown to goddess and fulfil his vow,” an official release said on Friday.

The makers of the golden crown, the State government advisor (Cultural) KV Ramanachary, Endowments Minister A Indrakaran Reddy and others showed the golden crown to Rao at the latter’s camp office after the Cabinet meeting. Later, Rao informed them that he would present the crown on October 9.


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