Thousands of devotees today thronged the Sri Lakshmi Narasimha temple in Yadadri-Bhuvanagiri district despite the ongoing construction works in the temple.
The people of the region made use of their Sunday break to visit the temple along with their families to offer their prayers. Consequently, the footfall was so heavy that it took up to three hours for some devotees to even complete the darshanas of the temple's deities.
The Kalyana mandapams and the laddu prasadam counters also witnessed long queues owing to the sudden surge in visitors.
Reports indicate the Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to be one among the thousands of attendees who will visit the temple to participate in its annual Brahmotsavam which will be held ether in the last week of February or in the first week of March.
Many have attributed the rising footfall being witnessed by the Yadadri temple to the drastic redevelopment
it has been undergoing in recent times. The TRS regime has been heavily invested in the project, and has expressed its desire to turn the temple into a "world class religious centre". It has, therefore, been monitoring the progress of the redevelopment works regularly. Roads and Buildings Minister V Prashanth Reddy had even held a review meeting with the officials of the R&B department
to discuss the progress of the construction, and instructed them to expedite the remaining works.
Once the construction is finished, the temple premises, which have now been expanded to cover 3.5 acres, will house a presidential suite, 13 VVIP villas and a host of amenities for the devotees.