Yadadri – A ‘green place of worship’

The historic Laxminarasimha Swamy temple at Yadadri has been declared the Green Place of Worship by the Indian Building Council (IBC). The temple which was constructed with 40 per cent greenery and fitted with sun pipes to allow sunlight and air into the temple and a pond with a capacity of 14 lakh litres of water to cater to the needs of pilgrims and other unique features qualified it to be declared the Green Place of Worship.

YTDA vice chairman G Kishan Rao said the temple belonged to the 13th century and is considered a Swayambhu temple. It was very difficult to renovate it. However, it was successfully executed under the guidance of chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao without meddling with the traditions.

CM KCR expressed happiness at the recognition and said it was a recognition of the rich spiritual and traditions that deserved the award. It was another feather in the cap of Telangana. He wished the presiding deity Lord Laxminarasimha Swamy would shower his blessings on the people of Telangana.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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