The Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu launched the high-scale river festival Krishna Pushkaralu on Friday morning by taking a holy dip along with his family members at the Durga ghat near Prakasam barrage here. He also received blessings from Kanchi Seer Jayendra Saraswathi Swamiji. Later, the Chief Minister offered prayers to cows.
CM Chandrababu Naidu Completed Pushakara Snanam at Durga Ghat
Sri NCBN (Twitter.com/NCBN) tweeted “Completed my Pushakara Snanam at Durga Ghat. Prayed for the well-being of Telugus all over. #Krishnamma” after completing the ritual.
Addressing the gathering, the chief minister noted that rivers Godavari and Krishna are the lifeline for Andhra Pradesh. AP would be developed as a drought-free state with help from the two rivers. He appealed to the people to offer prayers to Krishna river for development of the state. “The linking of Godavari to Krishna will help supply water to farmers of the Krishna delta. The river-linking will help develop the state.”
People expressed happiness over the free and hygienic food supplies at various Pushkar nagars. Officials geared up to meet the challenge as the long weekend starting Saturday is likely to witness a surge in crowd flow for the Pushkaralu.