HYDERABAD: Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao plans to perform yet another mega "homam" (ritual), this time to ensure the welfare of the people of the state.KCR, as Rao is popularly called, would perform a five-day 'Maha Rudhra Sahitha Sahasra Chandi Maha Yagam' at his farm house in Erravelli village in Siddipet district from January 21 to 25, party sources said.
"KCR steered his party to a thumping victory and took over the reins of India's newest state for a second straight term.In the December 7 elections, the TRS won 88 seats in the 119-member assembly.
Congress-led People's Front ended up with a tally of mere 21.
"The Yagam is to seek blessings of goddess Chandi (Durga) for the welfare of the people.Wherever this Yagam is performed, there would not be any distress, untimely deaths and farmers will be blessed with abundant crops.As many as 250 priests would take part in the ritual," they said.Ahead of the December 7 elections, KCR performed a "Raja Syamala Yagam" at his farm house under the guidance of the seer of the Sri Visakha Sarada Peetham for the victory of his party in the polls.Before undertaking a tour to garner support for his anti-congress, anti-BJP front, KCR had visited the seer at Visakhapatnam and sought his blessings.Rao, who has openly admitted that he strongly believed in ancient Hindu customs and rituals, said he was conducting such rituals to ensure the welfare of the state.During the poll campaign, he even dismissed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on his beliefs saying that he will give "prasadam" to the PM if he attended his "Yagam.
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