Hyderabad: The management of Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple in Yadadri is planning to set up an exclusive hundi to facilitate devotees offering gold for the gold plating of the temple’s Vimana Gopuram (entrance tower).
The move comes in the wake of appeals from devotees who wish to make gold offerings for the work. A special hundi will be set up in the temple premises with a banner reading “donations for gold plating of Vimana Gopuram”, a senior official from the temple told Telangana Today.
Further, the temple management is working on the constitution of a special committee to accept gold or cash donations for the gold plating of the Gopuram. A meeting was held at the temple on Thursday.
There is a provision for the temple to accept the donations both in kind and in cash. Different aspects pertaining to executing the gold plating work, besides issues relating to accepting the donations exclusively for the purpose were discussed during the meeting, said the official.
“A report will be sent to the government for approval and hopefully the committee will be constituted in a few days,” the official said.
After Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao made an announcement regarding the gold plating of the Gopuram on Tuesday, there has been tremendous response from donors, including elected public representatives, industrialists and the general public. During the last two days, Rs 27 lakh has been deposited by the devotees into the temple’s account.
Meanwhile, MLC Tera Chinnappa Reddy from Nalgonda announced a donation of 1 kg gold to the temple. “On behalf of my family and Srini Pharma Group companies, I donate 1 kg gold to Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple,” said Chinnappa Reddy in a statement.
Khairatabad MLA Danam Nagender also announced a donation of 1 kg gold to the temple for gold plating of the Vimana Gopuram. “It is a great achievement to reconstruct the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy temple magnificently in this era,” said Danam Nagender in a statement.
People, who wish to donate money for gold plating of the Vimana Gopuram of the temple, can make their donations into the temple’s bank account number 6814884695, IFSC Code IDIBOOOYO11, Indian Bank, Yadagirigutta.
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