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Warangal’s Inavolu Jatara begins on Saturday

Warangal Urban: Elaborate arrangements were made for the smooth conduct of the Mallikarjuna Swamy Brahmotsavalu also known jatara at the historic Inavolu or Inavole temple, about 17 km away from Warangal city.

The jatara, which begins on Saturday (January 13) and concludes on March 18, witnesses about five lakh devotees. As the Medaram biennial Sammakka-Sarakka jatara is scheduled to begin on January 31, the turn out of the devotees would be higher than that of the last year in January end, according to the officials.

As it is the biggest jatara to be organised in Warangal Urban district, the district administration, in association with the Endowments Department, took up development works at the temple.

While Rs 29.75 lakh was spent on laying CC road at the main gate (Mukha Dwaram) and central lighting system, rooms were also constructed at a cost of Rs 11 lakh. Showers were also fitted to facilitate public.

A Sulabh toilet complex at a cost of Rs 12 lakh was built for the convenience of the devotees who arrive at the temple from different parts of the State as well as other States. Besides this, as many as 60 temporary toilets were also constructed at the cost of Rs 5 lakh, according to MLA A Ramesh.

While Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) took up the works of illuminating the temple premises with Rs 7 lakh, the Endowments Department too fitting the lights with Rs 5 lakh.

Speaking to Telangana Today, Warangal Police Commissioner G Sudheer Babu said they made elaborate security arrangements for the jatara.

As part of the crowd-management measures, the police identified five parking places and 11 check posts at Inavolu. Mobile patrolling teams, SHE teams, crime teams, Task Force teams were pressed into the bandobust duty.

He said they had also set up command control room which was connected with 50 CCTV cameras at the temple. Police appealed to the devotees to make complaints about issues on WhatsApp (9491089257) for the immediate solution.

Meanwhile, TSRTC is running a sufficient number of RTC buses for jatara. It is said the rush of devotees would be high on Sundays and Thursdays.

According to former Deputy Director of Telangana State Archaeology Department Rangachary, the temple was built in Kandara style with inner pradakshina patha which means there is a roof above the lord and also for the devotees. Other temples such as the 1000-pillar and Ramappa temples do not have a roof.

Inavolu in Sanskrit is Aryapura, meaning ‘village of holy priests’ and there are villages with similar names even in Karnataka.

Lord Mallikarjuna or Mallanna is worshipped here as ‘Mylarudeva’ along with his consorts Balija Medalamma and Golla Kethamma.

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