Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan had visited Penugonda town in West Godavari district on Thursday and joined them in the celebrations of Sri Vasavi Kanyaka Paramswari’s idol installation and Maha Kumbhabhisekham. The community had installed a huge idol of the local deity who is dear to them and who represents their community. The town is the place where Vasavi Kanyaka Parameswari was born and later resorted to self-immolation to save her honour.
Pawan Kalyan, when he visited the town, the temple committee had received him with religious rituals and vedic hymns. There were the party workers who took him from his helipad to the temple in a massive motor cycle rally. At the temple, the members of the community and the heads of the temple welcomed him. Perhaps this was the first time that the Jana Sena chief had identified himself with a particular community and it was in a religious occasion.
The Jana Sena chief had appreciated the community for their developmental, religious and service activities in the town and elsewhere. He had worshiped the deity and offered special prayers in the temple. He then, announced that he would change the name of the Penugonda town in honour of the deity if he is voted to power. The Penugonda town would be renamed as Vasavi Penugonda, he told them as they responded with claps welcoming his proposal.
Tied-up fully busy with the election-related party work, the Jana Sena chief found some time from his busy schedule to reach out to this town and the community amidst their celebrations. This gesture of this new-age politician was well received by the community and the devotees.