Kakatiya Heritage Belief (KHT) is entrusted with the duty, and the belief would finalise the tenders for the chiseling of the statue from a granite block
Jangaon: The State authorities will set up a 20-feet tall statue of saint-poet ‘Bammera’ Pothana at his native village Bammera of Palakurthy mandal within the district as part of the event of a memorial challenge at a value of Rs 7.50 crore.
Kakatiya Heritage Belief (KHT) is entrusted with the duty, and the belief would finalise the tenders for the chiseling of the statue from a granite block. “The load of the statue could be round 100 tonnes. ‘Stapathis’ of Warangal shall be given the tenders to make the statue,” KHT trustee M Panduranga Rao informed Telangana Right this moment. Panduranga Rao, a former professor of NIT-Warangal, has been overseeing growth works of the Bammera Pothana challenge.
Prof Rao additionally mentioned that about 50 per cent of the main works taken up as a part of the Pothana memorial challenge have been accomplished thus far at Bammera, the place the grave of saint-poet Pothana situated. “We’re developing a conference centre, an interpretation centre, a meals court docket, rest room block and an amphitheatre at Bammera. The statue of Pothana shall be put in on the amphitheatre,” he mentioned and added that the works of the challenge have been moving into full swing.
“We’re additionally going to develop Lakkamaba stream which flows beside the land recognized for the Pothana memorial and likewise assemble a check-dam throughout the stream to retailer the water. This could create a pleasing environment to the guests,” Prof Rao mentioned, including that the effectively which was utilized by Pothana to irrigate the land would even be renovated. The Kakatiya Heritage Belief (KHT) bought 4 acres and 30 guntas of land that was tilled by the nice poet, who was additionally a farmer.
The Pothana memorial was uncared for for many years by the erstwhile governments. Although Pothana was born in Bammera, false propaganda stating that he belonged to Kadapa district was unfold within the undivided Andhra Pradesh. Pothana, who was the creator of ‘Narayana Shathakam’, ‘Veerabhadra Vijayam’ and ‘Bhogini Dandakam’, mentioned to have refused to dedicate his epic to the king for worldly positive aspects and was content material in dwelling his life as a peasant. He was of the opinion that poetry was a divine present and that it must be utilised for salvation by dedicating it to God. Such was his dedication to literature.
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