Senior Congress leader and the Patron of Sri Akkanna Madanna Mahankali Mandiram of Haribowli in Shalibanda of the city G. Niranjan today urged the chief minister of the state KCR to ask city police Commissioner to grant permission to them uphold the tradition and religious customs of the temple by extending all kinds of cooperation to them in the conduct of the annual rituals as part of Bonalu.
He wrote a letter to the Chief Minister on the issue. In his letter, He also told KCR that they have decided not to go in procession due to the Carona Virus and would just have puja. He said that the Matha Ghatam would be taken to the temple directly with just 5 or 10 members as permitted by the police. He urged the CM to allot separate timings for the performance of their customs at different temples.
He urged the Chief Minister KCR to allow them to perform the customs with 5 to 10 people this year at the temple. He said that the Matha Ghatams would be installed at Sri Akkanna Madanna Madanna Mandiram, a historical Temple and other few temples of Old City on Sunday(July 12,2020) . He also said that It was the tradition and religious custom to have the Puja of Matha Ghatam at Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple, Shalibanda prior to its installation in the respective Temples .