Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Ramalayam temple in Devaryamjal village of Medchal-Malkajgiri 39 years ago during her nine-day India sojourn has shot the tiny unknown village to the international spotlight. oh sita hey rama song download.
The Queen and Prince Philip visited the 1,000-year- old temple on November 19, 1983, free telugu songs downloadmarking their 36th wedding anniversary. The Queen mother visited the village on many occasions when the royal family stayed in the present-day Rashtrapati Nilayam in Bolarum.
The head priest of the temple Sitaram Achary, who was 15 years old in 1983, expressed grief at the Queen’s passing away. He recalled her visit to the village and the temple.
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Speaking to Deccan Chronicle, Achary said, “My uncle was the head priest when she visited the temple. She first visited the temple during World War II. Later, when she could not conceive, oh sita hey rama song download someone telugu songs download oldadvised her to visit the temple and offer prayers to Lord Rama. She visited again. It is believed that Queen Mother’s first child Elizabeth II was conceived after her first visit to the temple.”
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“The preparations were grand as the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister P.V. Narsimha Rao had specifically looked into the welcome arrangements for the Queen. oh sita hey rama song download The village soon boasted of a new gram panchayat building, tar roads, a new library, community hall and a residential colony of around 250 houses for the telugu songs download mp3underprivileged,” said Achary. More than ten generations of the priest have served the temple.
Although the Queen did not stay in touch with the villagers or the temple after her 1983 visit, the event is vividly remembered by the locals as the temple got a makeover and the village was decked up for the grand occasion, which was unheard of.
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A resident of Devaryamjal, T. Pavala Kumar, said, “When we got to know about the Queen’s visit to our village, I and my friend Papalal headed to the place on a bicycle. We were stopped by the police for breach of security, oh sita hey rama song download but we managed to reach the venue. She came in an open jeep along with her husband, dressed in a whitish gown. It was a oh sita hey rama song download breathtaking visual oh sita hey rama song download and she was very pretty. She was presented with handicraft idols by our villagers, who also performed a local dance in the temple premises.”
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The Ramalayam located in Devaryamjal in Medchal district on the outskirts of Hyderabad is believed to be at least 1,000 years old.
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The temple has three idols. Chaturbhuja Rama at the centre, with Sita on his right and Laxman on his left and Sri Hanuman seated at the feet.
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