This time, Telangana CM KCR will fly by a charter flight to Tirumala to present gold ornaments to Lord Venkateswara as part of paying obeisance to the god for fulfilling the dream of creation of Telangana state on February 22.
He along with his family will reach the abode of Lord Venkateswara on February 21 night and will have darshanam on 22 nd. He will return Hyderabad on the same day.
Earlier, the CM used Chopper to travel long distant places. Now, all of his family members and a few ministers will accompany him during his visit to the Holy place.
He will present a Saligrama Haram (lotus model golden necklace), weighing about 14.9 kg and a five-row Kante (carcanet), weighing 4.65 kg to Lord Venkateshwara. The total value of the ornaments is around Rs 5.5 crore.
During Telangana movement, KCR had vowed to present a golden crown to goddess Bhadrakali of Warangal, Bangaru Meesalu (golden moustache) to lord Veerabhadra Swamy at Kuravi in Warangal, Mukku Pudaka (nose stud) to goddess Kanaka Durga in Vijayawada and goddess Padmavathi in Tiruchanur. His vow to Lord Venkateswara has been pending for the last one year.