Hyderabad, July 14 (Hydnow): To appease Varunadevudu (Rain God) in the wake of incessant rains during the last five days, Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav offered special prayers and performed a Yagam in the Ujjaini Mahankali temple, Secunderabad here on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister said the State has been receiving abundant rains for the last five days and all irrigation projects constructed across the Godavari river are receiving an unprecedented flood of water, inundating many low-lying areas.
On the direction of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, I have performed the Yagam to appease the rain god and for the wellbeing of people, Talasani said.
Later, the Minister inaugurated the making of a separate saree which is to be presented to the Goddess on the day of the Bonalu festival and distributed the festival cheques worth Rs.76 lakhs to 91 temples located under the Secunderabad zone.
He directed the officials to complete all pending works related to the Bonalu festival in the next two days and to coordinate one another with all the line departments for the success of the festival. (Hydnow)
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