are the trend-setters

News: Headline News

Historic Bapatla temple gopuram collapses

BAPATLA: A 70 ft tower of the 1,000-year-old Lord Bhavanarayana Swami temple in Bapatla collapsed on Sunday. No one was injured in the incident, temple authorities said. The five-storey tower, or gopuram, had developed fissures recently as the temple is said to be over ten centuries old, they said.

The tower caved in on the outer compound wall of the historic temple but idols of the presiding deity did not suffer any damage in the incident. The temple was constructed during the reign of the Chalukyas in the late tenth century. The tower was renovated in 1803 by Raja Vasireddi Venkatadri Naidu.

A team of experts was scheduled to visit the temple Monday to assess the strength of the tower. The temple was handed over to the Archaeology Department two decades ago when the tower's precarious condition was noticed.

The collapse was attributed to heavy traffic on National Highway 214 which connects Ongole and Digamarru and passes right next to the temple. The structure is said to have been weakened by the vibrations caused by the movement of heavy vehicles on the highway.

Fearing the collapse of the precarious gopuram any time, the officials were not allowing passage of heavy vehicles close to it for the past four days.

Former endowments minister Gade Venkata Reddy blamed the Archaeology Department for the collapse of gopuram. The minister said though he allocated Rs 2 crore for the renovation of the temple when he was endowments minister, the funds were not utilised to repair the structure.

News Posted: 24 October, 2011
Be first to comment on this News / Article!


Headline News
TS Cabinet meeting on Friday
Fariduddin sworn in as MLC
YSRCP seeks white paper on Mission Kakatiya
Ponguleti demands resignation of AP, TS Ministers
Shabbir Ali flags off 'Maha Padayatra'
TRS hit backs at Digvijay Singh
Science City planned in RR District
Uttam leads huge farmers protest rally
TS Govt gives nod to fill up vacancies
Complete medium projects by 2017, says Harish
Cash for vote case: HC adjourns hearing
TS Govt has strengthened education sector: Dy CM
Congress accuses BJP of practising hate politics
CM reviews Yadadri temple works
Ethiopian Ambassador visits OU
More Headline News...
ISM Review: Blockbuster For Kalyan Ram
Nandamuri Hero Meets Megastar For Guest Role
Top DOP Shocked With Megastar Dance
Pic Talk: Satakarni meets Sarkar
Finally Date Revealed For Pawan-Trivikram Film
Trisha Stunning Look As Mohini
Meag Hero Beats Baahubali Record
Dasari Shocking Remarks On Baahubali
Career biggest hit in Hero's career
Chiru Beats GS Record In Vizag
More Entertainment...
Crime News
One killed in hit and run case
8-year-old girl brutally murdered
Four of a family drowns
Trainee SI commits suicide
Five more held in Eamcet-II leakage case
Nayeem killed 24 persons: SIT
Ganesh idol immersion: 2 electrocuted
Few more arrested for Nayeem links
SIT arrests 10 more persons in Nayeem cases
Nayeem was more dangerous than Dawood: VHR
More Crime News...
Special Stories
ITServe takes first step in Vizag
Tirupati Railway zone in Smart cities plan
T-Hub announces the launch of T-Bridge
CTA Telugu Festival - A day of entertainment
HMRL to take up road restoration works
TS Police to host Martyrs Memorial Run
Trump to address Indians on Oct 15
Andhra Pradesh becomes Open Defecation Free
Pay package of Rs. 40 Lakhs for UoH student
APTA free medical camp in Adilabad
More Special Stories...
Medwin, Unimed join hands
SCR GM holds meeting with Cement Industry
Business delegations from Japan visit Sri City
Essel Group keen on developing integrated resort city
Cambridge English launches free App
Singapore to present Amaravathi plan
Iran evinces interest to invest in AP
KTR Meets Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella
Setting Up of MSME Centre of Excellence by SIDBI
NASSCOM demands 100% FDI in E-Comm
More Business...
Sindhu enters final, assured a medal
30th Sailing Championship from July 15
Pratyusha crowned with International Title
First match: Reigning Champs KKR to face Mumbai
Kishan Reddy congratulates Saina
India cruise into Semis: beats Bangladesh
Line-up confirmed: India to face Bangladesh
100/100 for Team India
Chris Gayle blasts his way to records, scores WC's 1st 200
India beats South Africa first ever in WC
More Sports...
Pilgrims from 109 countries had Rs.300 darshan
Brahmotsavams in Hyderabad SVT from June 11
Tyagaraja Swamy jayanthi at Kakarla on May 12
Tirumala to remain closed on Solar Eclipse day
TTD presents Silk vastrams to Mallikarjuna
Karthika Parva Deepotsavam in Tirumala on 25th
Same day darshan for Rs.300 tickets
More Venkateswara templess across the country: TTD Chairman
Vermicelli enters TTD menu
TTD to release online seva tickets
More Devotion...
Commissioner enforces queue system at public places
GHMC to take up road repairs from Thursday
GHMC to organise Bathukamma celebrations
GHMC chief inspects sites for 2BHK houses
Expert committee to moniter construction
More Hyderabad News...
T-decision soon, says Mallu Ravi
Kiran lays stones for hospital, sub-station
Fishermen vent ire on officials
Five picnickers meet watery grave
Minister admits encroachment of Vizag Wakf land
More Visakhapatnam News...
Amaravati Raja Gopuram to be demolished
Three arrested in MJM hostel sex scandal
CM reviews Vijayawada civic issues with Minister and MLAs
'Bhanu is in AP, will be arrested soon'
Shilparamam in Vijayawada soon
More Vijayawada News...
We will develop TTD on Tirumala lines: Chairman
Sravanam Project will be enhanced further: TTD EO
TTD Asthana Panchanga expert expires
Footover bridge and Subway inaugurated in Tirupati (1 comment)
Woman dies in car mishap (3 comments)
More Tirupati News...
National kabadi player attempts suicide
Congress to field Patil and Ananta for by-polls
Eight killed in two mishaps
Oil Mill owner of Dhrmavaram kidnapped
Four killed in car-auto collision near Puttaprthi
More Anantapur News...
Five-year-old girl raped by relative
Three killed, five injured in road accident
Three killed, six injured in road mishap
TDP MLC calls off fast
Woman gets stuck between boulders
More Kadapa News...
Techie kills girlfriend, himself (1 comment)
Makineni Pedarathaiah quits YSR Congress
Guntur tops the list of HIV patients (1 comment)
RTC to operate 750 buses for Maha Sivaratri
Intruder attacks inmates of girls' hostel in Tenali
More Guntur News...
TRS demands committee to study weavers' problems (2 comments)
Narayana denies making objectionable remarks
Deputy speaker's relative commits suicide
Money-lenders lock up family of debtor
TDP leader Muddasani passes away
More Karimnagar News...
Vote for Jagan leads to bifurcation of State: TG
CEO wants strong policing in faction-hit areas for by-polls
Lovers die in suicide pact
Four of a family murdered near Allagadda
Srisailam bracing up for Maha Sivaratri
More Kurnool News...
Ragpicker gangraped, killed in Nellore
No hunger strike in Nellore Jail: Superintendant
Bapuji calls for unity among pro-bifurcation groups (1 comment)
Heavy rains disrupt life in Nellore
Depressed over poor marks, student ends life
More Nellore News...
Two killed, 14 injured in lorry-auto collision
20 injured as bus overturns
30 injured as RTC bus overturns
Pocharam held for disrupting Rajiv statue's unveiling
1.3 kg gold, Rs 4.6 lakh stolen from Andhra bank
More Nizamabad News...
Aircraft manufacturing unit soon in Donakonda: Sidda
BIE action against Sri Prathibha Junior College, Ongole
DGP inaugurates I-CLIK in Ongole
TDP committed to poll promises: Minister Ravela
Prakasam District Collector met Minister Ravela
More Prakasam News...
TDP MLAs held in Warangal for protest
TDP T Forum opposed to Rayala Telangana
Warangal police seize 1400 kg ganja
Woman, son pushed to death from train
Celebrations to mark 800 years of Ramappa temple
More Warangal News...
Congress election office set up in a lodge
Man dies in police station, relatives allege custodial death
TDP MLA launches fast for short supply of jute bags
Property disputes lead man to burn brother alive
Sleepy goldsmith robbed of 1.6 kg gold, Rs 13 lakh cash
More Eluru News...
Have evidence to prove Ambati's hand in Emmar scam
SHRC seeks report on death of girl due to dog bite
Six held for pushing women into prostitution
Jagan supporters disrupt Rachabanda
3 die as lorry plunges into Godavari
More Rajahmundry News...
Two-day Passport Seva Camp in Karimnagar
Spurned lover stabs girl in E.Godavari district
Lorry driver abducts pregnant woman
Liquor kingpin Balu surrenders
Youngster slits lover's throat
More Kakinada News...
NRI News
APTA observes Thrombosis day
DATA celebrates joyful Bathukamma
DTC celebrates Bathukamma
TAMA-TANA conducts CPR workshop
TAMA happiness seminar on 10th
More NRI News News...

Get the best Results!
Reach potential customers thru, advertise with us!!
Beauty and Skin Care
For all your favorite branded products of Beauty, Skin Care, Perfumes, Makeup and more!
College Admissions in USA
Guaranteed Admissions or Processing Fee will be refunded. At
One-stop Destination for Information on Educational Resources related to Andhra Pradesh
Regional News
News Gallery
Cinema Gallery
Beauty Gallery
Fashion Gallery
Sports Gallery
Travel Gallery
All Articles
Short Stories
My Blogs
Active Blogs
Recently Created
Real Estate
My Friends
New Members
Invite a Friend
Govt and Politics
Offbeat and Jokes
Top in Views
Top by Rank

(C) 2000-2016, All Rights Reserved.