Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], June 28 (ANI):Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao visited the Kanaka Durga Temple located on the Indrakeeladri hillock in Vijayawada. Also Read - Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: Ishant Sharma Shines as Delhi Beat Andhra Pradesh to Register Second Straight Win of Season

He offered prayers to Goddess Kanaka Durga and Lord Malleswara, and gifted a nose stud to the goddess to clear the vow he had pledged at the time of Telangana agitation. The honouring of the vow takes place four years after the formation of Telangana. Also Read - Top News Headlines From Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: Chaos at KT Rama Rao's Rally; Free Water to 9 Lakh People; more

Known for his religious bent of mind, Rao had undertaken several vows during visits to many famous temples in the erstwhile united Andhra Pradesh like Tirupati Balaji and Vijayawada Kanaka Durga. Also Read - Top News Headlines From Andhra Pradesh & Telangana: CM Rao Suffers Chest Infection; NIT Warangal Distributes Over 100 Free Laptops; more

Rao took a vow to offer a nose ring to Goddess Kanaka Durga.

The nose ring has great significance when it comes to Goddess Kanaka Durga.

It is believed that Kal Yug will come to an end when the waters of the River Krishna touch the nose ring of Goddess Kanaka Durga.

Accordingly, devotees generally offer a nose ring when they pray before the goddess in the temple.

Rao had vowed to offer the nose ring as soon as the united Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated. He had earlier offered jewellery to Lord Balaji at the Tirumala temple.

Rao was earlier received by

Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister Devineni Umamaheswar Rao, Krishna District Joint Collector Vijaya Krishnan. Temple authorities welcomed and honored him and his family members, besides others in his team. (ANI)

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