A 'vastu' compliant location has reportedly been chosen for the barrage on Krishna river that will connect Andhra's new capital of Amaravati with the Hyderabad-Vijaywada national highway.
The Deccan Chronicle reported:
The Krishna flows east and turns to north side at Vykuntapuram hill and later returns eastward giving it the name: Uttaravahini. This east to north and back to east, twist is considered auspicious as per Hindu belief and Vastu. The state government which believes in Vastu, chose this place for the barrage that would come across Krishna between Vykuntapuram of Amaravati Capital Region and Damuluru of Krishna district.
The report also quotes senior pundit P Rama Sarma stating that the construction of barrage at this juncture would be good for the new capital Amaravati.
The Andhra Pradesh state government is no stranger to activities like these, as chief minister Chandrababu Naidu is a strong believer in superstition.
Even his promise of constructing a first-class capital that was on par with technology from the 21st century, did not begin without the consultation of his 'vastu' advisor first.
Amaravati was off to a 'vastu' approved start as pujas and special homams were conducted at Uddandara-yunipalem ahead of the foundation stone laying programme.
Even at the Telugu Desam Party's 'Mahanadu', at Tirupati in May this year, it was ensured that Naidu entered the venue through the north-east entrance and walked through the north-east corner before getting on to the dais.