Tirumala, 07 Aug 2011(P.R.O): As a mark of respect to the great saint poetess Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba who dedicated her life in the service of Lord Venkateswara, TTD will soon construct a Dhyana Mandir at Vengamamba Brindavan in Tirumala as a tribute to her commendable services said TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam.

After paying floral tributes to Tarigonda Vengamamba at her Brindavan in Tirumala on the occasion of 194th Death Anniversary of the saint poetess on Sunday, EO told media persons, Vengamamba not only blessed her life in the service of Lord but also served the mankind by commencing Mass Free Annadanam at Tirumala and became “Divine Mother”, he added.

“So we have named our New Annadanam Complex after her as she pioneered the cause of free annadanam to visiting pilgrims to Tirumala”, the EO maintained. “TTD has also taken over the Nrisimha Swamy temple at Tarigonda village, the native place of Saint Poetess in Chittoor district and developed the temple also. Apart from this we have also constructed a Kalyana Mandapam in Tarigonda and organising spiritual programmes. It is a welcoming aspect to see that the popularity of the great saint poetess has been slowly spreading among the devotees also”, the EO said.

Later the EO released a book “Nitya Stotravali”, a compilation of devotional songs from all the literary works of Vengamamba penned by Tarigonda Vengamamba Vangmaya Project special officer, Sri KJ Krishna Murthy.

CVSO Sri MK Singh, SE II Sri Ramesh Reddy, Garden Superintendent Sri Srinivas, Health Officer Sri Bhishmaiah Naidu, Annamacharya Project In-charge Director Sri PR Ananda Teerthacharyulu and others were also present.


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