Ayutha Chandi Yagam, picture gallery

The fire spread from the sacrificial fire.

The fire spread from the sacrificial fire.

Medak: A major fire broke out at one of the pandals of ‘Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagnam’ orgainsed by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao in Telangana on Sunday afternoon.

According to the reports there were no casualties and three fire tenders were on the spot dousing the fire.

The fire spread to the roof of the yagashala through the ‘homagundam’ or the sacrificial pit around 1.30 pm.President Pranab Mukherjee’s visit to the yagam was cancelled reportedly due to the incident.

People had turned up in huge number to witness the Chandi yagam on the last day in Erravelli village, all of who vacated the venue in a hurry.
TRS MP B. Suman said that all concluding programmmes will be done as per schedule and insisted that it was not a bad omen. The seers also said that the fire was God’s will, calling for a quick Purnahuti.
The Purnahuti, the ritual that marks the completion of the yagam, will be performed shortly, and will also be attended by the Governor E S L Narasimhan.

In addition to the VIPs, more than 2 lakh people attended the yagnam being conducted by Chief Minister K C Rao.

The five-day yagna is being performed by Rao at his farm house. According to reports, about 2,000 priests from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are taking part in the mega ‘yagna’.

KCR had invited several prominent leaders from across the country including Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu.

Also read: K Chandrasekhar Rao begins yagam, says it’ll cost Rs 7 crore

 The Telangana CPI(M) unit alleged that the ‘yagam’ being performed by the CM is against the Constitution, as it promotes superstition among people.
Thousands of people from city and other parts of Telangana participated in the first day of the five-day Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagam conducted by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at his Erravalli farm in Jadevpur mandal of Medak. (Photo: Facebook)
Thousands of people from city and other parts of Telangana participated in the first day of the five-day Ayutha Maha Chandi Yagam conducted by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao at his Erravalli farm in Jadevpur mandal of Medak.
The Chief Minister said that the Yagam was personal and being conducted to appease Goddess Chandi following formation of the new state of Telangana and for peace and prosperity of the people of the state besides world peace. (Photo: Facebook)
The Chief Minister said that the Yagam was personal and being conducted to appease Goddess Chandi following formation of the new state of Telangana and for peace and prosperity of the people of the state besides world peace.
KCR said that the total cost of the yagam could be between Rs 6 crore and Rs 7 crore including donations from friends and well-wishers. (Photo: Facebook)
KCR said that the total cost of the yagam could be between Rs 6 crore and Rs 7 crore including donations from friends and well-wishers.
The main yagashala, where 1,500 priests conducted the yagam under the guidance of Sringeri Peetham from 8.30 am onwards in the presence of the Chief Minister, his wife Shobha, family members and other dignitaries, was packed since early morning. (
The main yagashala, where 1,500 priests conducted the yagam under the guidance of Sringeri Peetham from 8.30 am onwards in the presence of the Chief Minister, his wife Shobha, family members and other dignitaries, was packed since early morning.
The five-day 'Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam', being performed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for people's welfare, began on Wednesday at his farm house in neighbouring Medak district. (Photo: Facebook)
The five-day ‘Ayutha Chandi Maha Yagam’, being performed by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao for people’s welfare, began on Wednesday at his farm house in neighbouring Medak district.
Earlier this morning, the Chief Minister was accorded a traditional welcome when he arrived there at his farm house. He undertook a circumambulation of the 'yagashala' before performing 'Garu Prarthana' in front of the idol of 'Chandi Matha' marking
Earlier this morning, the Chief Minister was accorded a traditional welcome when he arrived there at his farm house. He undertook a circumambulation of the ‘yagashala’ before performing ‘Garu Prarthana’ in front of the idol of ‘Chandi Matha’ marking the
Massive arrangements have been made for the 'yagam' in the sprawling premises at Rao's farm house at Erravelli village in Medak district. President Pranab Mukherjee would visit the place on December 27. (Photo: Facebook)
Massive arrangements have been made for the ‘yagam’ in the sprawling premises at Rao’s farm house at Erravelli village in Medak district. President Pranab Mukherjee would visit the place on December 27.
About 2,000 priests from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are taking part in the mega 'yagam' being performed for people's welfare and universal peace. (Photo: Facebook)
About 2,000 priests from Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu are taking part in the mega ‘yagam’ being performed for people’s welfare and universal peace.
Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan also took part in the puja. 'Gou puja', 'Maha Mantapa Sthapanam', 'Chandi yantra lekhanam', among others, formed part of the rituals on the first day.
Governor of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh E S L Narasimhan also took part in the puja. ‘Gou puja’, ‘Maha Mantapa Sthapanam’, ‘Chandi yantra lekhanam’, among others, formed part of the rituals on the first day.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would attend the 'yagam' on December 27.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu would attend the ‘yagam’ on December 27.
Sringeri Mutt pontiff Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamy sent a message wishing that the yagam for be fruitful.
Sringeri Mutt pontiff Jagadguru Sri Sri Sri Bharathi Theertha Swamy sent a message wishing that the yagam for be fruitful.
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