Sahasra Chandiyagam performed by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao along with his wife has been commenced at 11 a.m. at Yerravalli farmhouse Yagna Vatika amidst vedic recitations. From Visakhapatnam Sharada pitam it’s seer Sri Sri Sri Swaroopanandendra Saraswati specially attended and under his directions the rituals were conducted. Sringeri peetam seer Tangirala sitarama sastry from karnataka, Madugula Manikya Somayajulu, Rig Veda pandit Narendra Kapre and other prominent seers lead the yagnam. Nearly 300 rutviks, performed durga saptsati parayanam and have made special vehicle with thousand modaks before the commencement of the ritual. Later rituals were performed before the cows and prayers were offered to the gurus. Four yagnam were conducted for about 3 hours by Chief Minister along with his wife. As part of the rituals those couples who have celebrated golden jubilee in their marital life were offered prayers besides kanyakumari pooja has also been performed.
State legislative council chairman Swami Goud, Assembly Speaker Pocharam Srinivasa Reddy, Home Minister Mahmood Ali, TRS Secretary General K Kesava Rao,Medak Lok Sabha member Prabhakar Reddy and several other prominent persons have taken part in the yagnam. The Five day yagnam will be concluded on Friday afternoon after poornaahuti.