Devotees throng Keesaragutta on the occassion of Maha Shivaratri.
Guntur: People of seven villages in Kotappakonda spent Rs 2.5 crore for 14 electric ‘prabhalu’ (chariots) as part of Maha Shivaratri. Residents of Purushottamapatnam, Appapuram,
Kammavartipalem, Kavuru, Maddirala, Yadavalli and Ameensahebpalem are known to have been taking out a chariot processions for the past 300 years spending their own money.
The celebrations attract people in large numbers from AP, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and other areas as the ‘tall electric prabhalu’ are a major attraction. The chariot has decorated arches with Lord Siva’s replicas made of bamboo. Villagers also display flags of political parties.
It is customary for people from Kavuru village to bring the ‘prabhalu’. Residents of Kavuru, P. Ramaiah and D. Srinu, said it would cost Rs 15 to Rs 30 lakh to make one chariot and all the people in the village, irrespective of religion, contributed and take part.
The residents of Purushotammapatnam brought seven chariots of different families — Vidadalavari, Thota Pullappa Thata, Mandalaneni, Bhaira, Chinnathota and Yadavarajula, including one representing the village. It is local belief that those bringing chariots to the hilltop Trikoteswara temple would be blessed with knowledge, wealth, health and wisdom.
New norms introduced by the police brought an end to dance by cine and drama artistes on the chariots.
Mr Rao had provided for finance corporations, community bhavans, artisan tool kits, sheep for shepherds, a TRS leader said.
Mr Gowda said the Centre had granted Rs 5,200 crore just for reviving one project, Ramagundam Fertilisers
This exercise is aimed at exposing the disproportionate assets and wealth of the candidates.
The Rajya Sabha member says he paid `200cr as income-tax in past 4 years.
Mr Kishore said booth level officers would verify the NRIs Indian address mentioned in Form 6A and issue voter ID within seven days.
They allege that they need to pay Rs 100 at the minimum, and paying even Rs 50 is asking for more trouble.
BJP youth wing books Bison Polo for October 27, 28.
India, chasing a target of 72 runs in the second Test against West Indies, comfortably won the game with all 10 wickets in hand.
Sources said this was done because of the differences between the Lambada and Adivasis.
He alleged that the PM and Mr Rao were planning to win the elections by doing illegal things.
TRS MLC from Ramulu Naik on Sunday reportedly met Telangana Congress affairs in-charge R.C. Khuntia at a private hotel on Sunday.
The campaigning period for the Assembly elections is usually less than 30 days, but this time it has stretched to 90.