news reached Gopanna. Soon he launched out on a modest programme of building a
temple for the newly found holy images. It began rising quicker than expected,
rather in tune with his theistic impulses. What little he earned and saved went
into construction along with public donations. His zeal loomed larger than his
means. He determined to adorn the deities with costly jewels, and the temple
with architectural adornments. When the spring of his finance was completely
dried up. He turned his eye to State Revenue collections. Huge funds to a tune
of six lacs were soon diverted and consumed to quench his devotional thirst.
People were profited by the big temple
- Swatamvyakw archamurthi was installed, regular prayer services started;
devotional activities multiplied; influx of devotees increased; prosperous business achieve, and endless spiritual programmes were carried on.
the Muslim Lords ill advised the Nizam and hence imprisonment of Gopanna. Well,
the rest is well known. He was released by Bhagawan Rama and his brother.
God wills and is satisfied with devotion, he can assume any from' and release
the votaries from shackles of any type.
: The temple lies in Bhadrachalam accessible by four wheelers' from Dornakal,