President Offers Prayers to Lord Venkateswara

Tirumala, 24 Nov. 20: The Honourable President of India, Sri Ramnath Kovind on Tuesday afternoon offered prayers in Srivari temple at Tirumala along with his spouse Smt Savita and daughter Ms.Swathi. The Honourable Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri Biswabhushan Harichandan also accompanied the President and his entourage.


Following the temple tradition, the President initially offered prayers to Swami Pushkarini and later had darshan of Sri Varahaswami.


Thereafter when the President reached the Srivari temple, he was received by the TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy along with TTD EO Dr KS Jawahar Reddy, Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy and CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti. The temple Archakas welcomed the first citizen of India with the traditional Istikaphal honours. 


The President and his entourage went for Srivari Darshan and offered prayers to the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara inside sanctum santorum. The chief priest explained about the significance of the Mula Virat, the jewels adorned to the lord and Kshetra Mahatyam.


Later the President and his entourage were offered Veda Ashirvachanam at Ranganayakula Mandapam.


The TTD Chairman and EO together presented Srivari Theertha Prasadams and a laminated photo of Lord Venkateswara along with 2021 TTD Diaries and Calendars to the President. They also presented prasadams, photo of lord, calendars and diaries to Governor of AP Sri Biswabhushan Harichandan.


Both the Senior and Junior Pontiffs of Tirumala, District collector Sri Narayana Gupta, Tirupati Urban SP Sri Ramesh Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Harindranath, DyEO Reception Sri Balaji were also present.

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