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Indian Navy to maintain Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple at Pudur Village near Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy District in Telangana

The 400-year-old Sri Ramalingeswara Swamy Temple is dedicated to Hindu God Shiva and is located at Pudur Village near Vikarabad in Ranga Reddy District in Telangana. The temple land was recently acquired by Indian Navy for building Very Low Frequency (VLF) communication station. The Navy first decided to relocate the temple but has decided against it after respecting the religious sentiments of the people of the area. 
Deccan Chronicle reports 
Pudur villagers objected to it since it was an ancient temple and sentiment attached to it. Hundreds of devotees from neighbouring villages and including towns like Vikarabad and from the city visit the temple during major festivities including Shivaratri. Following objections by locals, the government and naval authorities came to an agreement not to disturb the temple and the Navy to provide access to the temple through the defe-nce establishment for daily rituals and also for devotees. 
The Indian Navy will maintain and take care of the upkeep of the temple which will continue to be at the present place and provide access to the people. 
It also promised to provide a permanent approach road to the temple instead of the present three approach road from Pudur village, Gudu-pally and Vikarabad mandal headquarters.