It looks like weather gods are not favourable for Telugu Desam Party president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu. Whenever he comes to power, the rain god plays truant leading to severe drought in the state.
This time, too, Naidu was accompanied by drought-like situation. In a bid to appease the angry rain god, his government has decided to perform yagams and poojas so that there would be adequate rains this year.
On Tuesday, Endowments Minister Pydikondala Manikyala Rao directed the officials to request the Executive Authorities of all temples in the state to conducting "Varuna Japam" and "Viraata Parva Paaraayanam" to get better rains.
The minister said that suggestions were received by the government from religious experts in order to get better rains, to get good crops and also for the welfare of the people.
It was advised that "Varuna Japam" and "Viraata Parva Paaraayanam" should be conducted in all important temples in the State. It was also suggested to perform "Sahasra Ghataabhishekam" in all important Saiva Temples.
Manikyala Rao said that it was suggested that it would be auspicious to start "Varuna Japam" and "Viraata Parva Paaraayanam" for three days from 7.30 AM on June 19 onwards. It was also auspicious to start "Sahasra Ghataabhishekam" in Sivalayams from7.30 AM onwards on June 21.