KCR and his family performed the Raja Shyamala Chandi Homam, and Chandi Sahitha Rudra Homam was performed by leaders of the TRS

Prior to election campaign KCR holds massive two-day homam
news Telangana 2018 Sunday, November 18, 2018 - 18:49

Telangana’s incumbent Chief Minister and Telangana Rashtra Samiti chief K Chandrasekhar Rao performed two homams at his farmhouse in Erravalli in Siddipet district prior to the state’s upcoming elections. KCR will be campaigning across the state from November 19.

Known to be deeply superstitious, KCR and his family performed the Raja Shyamala Chandi Homam, and Chandi Sahitha Rudra Homam was performed by leaders of the Telangana Rashtra Samiti. According to Hans India, the homam is being conducted for people’s welfare. They were performed by several priests.

No mediapersons were allowed at the venue. According to India Today, the ritual was a closed-door affair.

According to the New Indian Express, the two-day ritual was performed by 120 priests.

This, however, is not the first time that KCR is performing rituals for something particular. In 2015, he performed a Rs 15 crore ‘Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagnam’, due to Telangana’s drought and scanty rainfall, even as the state was plagued by farmer suicides.  

“Telangana government is not funding this event. It is personal and the expenses are being borne by KCR, his party members and friends but they have invited everyone to witness the event and be a part of it,” Kalvakunta Kavitha, MP and KCR’s daughter said at the time. This ritual was held at the farmhouse.

Before filing his nomination for the December 7 Assembly polls, KCR visited the Lord Venkateshwara temple at Koinapally in Siddipet district and performed a pooja at 11:15 am, where he presented his paper in front of the presiding deity. He has been following this ritual since 1983.

While inaugurating the 2 BHK scheme, he held a massive housewarming scheme, at Erravalli and Narsannapet villages in Siddipet.

He had reportedly even performed rituals similar to those performed on Saturday and Sunday in 2011, asking for Telangana state to be formed, according to Indian Express.

Telangana goes to polls on December 7, and the counting of votes will be on December 11.

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