Tiruchanur, 24 June 2011(P.R.O) The new Dwajasthamba Prathisthapana program performed at Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple on 24th June, 2011 Friday morning. On the occasion of the Poornavaham Specified Authority chairman Sri J.Satyanarayana who attended the program said that the age old wood which was used as Dwajasthambam in Tiruchanoor temple has become old and the TTD has taken a decision to replace a new Dwajasthambam. Accordingly the Indian Wood Science and Technology, Bangalore has also certified its fitness and recommended for usage after giving medical treatment and guaranteed for 150 years and the pest-free. The original height of the tree is 38-40 feet came after sizing it to the present required height of 36 feet. He further said that the old Dwajasthambam is appears to found installed in the year 1836. For providing gold malam on copper sheet for both Dwajasthambam and Balipeetham the matter was referred to the Trust Board for its approval for usage of 12.140 kgs worked out to Rs.1.12 crores and the same was approved wide TTD Board Resolution 294 dated 30.08.2007 he added.
Speaking on this occasion Sri L.V.Subrahmanyam, EO, TTD told the newsmen that the wooden log has brought from Tanjavur, Tamilnaduin the year 2006 and kept in Asthanamandapam of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple, Tiruchanoor. The Archakas of Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple have noticed that the Dwajasthambam was getted decayed and there was dire necessity to install a new Dwajasthambam in its place by conducting Balalaya and Samprokshanam and other religious ceremonies he added.
Dr.N.Yuvaraj, JEO, Sri M.K.Singh, CV&SO, Sri L.Bhaskar Reddy, FA&CAO, Sri Gopalakrishna, Dy.EO, Sri Tirumalachary and Sri Babu Swamy, Archakas, Sri Venugopal, AEO and others took part.