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Silver Lion Statues of Vijayawada’s Kanaka Durga Temple Chariot go Missing, Oppn Demands Probe

A file photograph of the Kanak Durga temple. (News18)

BJP president Domu Veerraju assembly the Governor Biswa Bhushan Hari chandran right this moment to complain and asking for detailed enquiry on the problems.

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  • Last Updated: September 16, 2020, 10:15 AM IST

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Three silver lion statues affixed to the chariot of Kanaka Durga temple in Vijayawada have gone lacking, sources from the temple stated.

According to the data of temple employees, every statues is made up of three kilograms of silver and out of 4, three of the statues have been discovered lacking, though nobody has formally confirmed this.






After the Antarvedi chariot burning incident, the native police had held a gathering with the authorities of Kanaka Durga temple to concentrate on the safety measures within the temple. After the assembly, temple officers together with the police examined the silver chariot on the temple premises. It was then reported that statues of lions weren’t discovered.

The chariot was used in the course of the Telugu New Year Ugadi competition final yr however the celebrations have been cancelled this yr because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The chariot had been stored lined and never used ever since.

“The silver chariot has been kept in Mallikarjuna Mahamandapam for the last 18 months. How many lions are there in it? Have they been given for repairs or are they in the locker? We have to examine these issues and will come to a conclusion. There is an insurance facility for silver and gold items and vehicles in the temple.” Executive Officer of the Temple Suresh Babu instructed the media.

The temple authorities refused to open the duvet of the chariot and present it to the media. However, sources stated the state’s BJP unit is taking the problem very critically. BJP president Somu Veerraju will likely be assembly the Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan right this moment to complain and can search detailed enquiry on the problem.


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