A grand, new Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple spanning 25 acres will be built in Amaravati, modelled along the lines of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam temple. The plans for the temple were presented to Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu at Praja Vedika by a team of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) officials, led by Joint Executive Officer P Bhaskar on Thursday.
The proposed designs of the temple will reportedly be in line with the Agama and Vastu sastra. The new temple has been designed keeping in mind the Pallava, Chola, Chalukya and Vijayanagara architecture, said officials.
The most noted example of Pallava architecture is the Kailasanatha temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and the Vaikunta Perumal temple of Lord Vishnu dating back to 7th century, located at Kanchipuram.
The Chalukya architecture rock temples include the Lord Vishnu temple in Badami, Aihole, and Virupaksha temple of Lord Shiva at Pattadakal in Bijapur district of Karnataka. The Vijayanagara architecture includes the splendid temples of Hazara Rama and Vittala temples at Hampi.
The temple coming up at Amravati will draw inspiration from all of these temples.
The Chief Minister after reviewing the proposal, advised the officials to protect the sanctity of the temple with ancient culture and also to provide modern facilities outside the temple using separate funds.
However, a final decision on the designs is yet to be taken.
TTD would allocate the required funds following which construction would begin shortly, provided the CM approves the design first.