Telangana Chief Minister prays to Athi Vardar in Kanchi

Vastavam web: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Monday visited the temple of Athi Varadaraja Swamy in Kanchipuram along with family and offered prayers. Athi Varadar is taken out of the pond once in 40 years and the devotees can have his darshan in standing position for about 45 days. In the standing position, Athi Varadar resembles Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala. This time the darshan of Athi Varadar ends on August 15.

District Collector P Ponnaiah received KCR at the temple. Temple priests presented him with a garland and took him for darshan with temple honours. KCR and family members were received by YSRCP ministers and leaders, including Nagari MLA Roja who accompanied the chief minister to Kancheepuram. In his return journey, KCR went to Roja’s house.

Later talking to media, the Telangana CM said that he, along with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, were scripting a new chapter in the lives of Telugu people.

Chandrashekar Rao said: “Andhra Pradesh has a Chief Minister with a determination to deliver. He understands the problems of the people of Rayalaseema. Godavari water has to come to Rayalaseema. As an elder brother, I assure 100 per cent cooperation. This will be possible.” He also mentioned that he and Jagan Mohan Reddy have been discussing ways to get Godavari water to Andhra Pradesh. “A thousand tmc ft of water goes waste into the sea from Krishna and Godavari rivers.