PM Seeks Blessings at Tirumala Temple for Well-being of 140 Crore Indians

TIRUPATI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at the world-renowned Lord Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Tirumala hills on Monday, marking his fourth official visit to the sacred shrine.

The Prime Minister sought the blessings of Lord Venkateswara for the good health, well-being, and prosperity of the 140 crore people. Sharing pictures of the visit on social media, the PM stated, "At the Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple in Tirumala, prayed for the good health, well-being, and prosperity of 140 crore Indians."

Upon his arrival at the Mahadwaram main entrance of the temple, the PM was accorded a traditional Istikaphal welcome by the priests and officials of the TTD, led by temple trust chairman Bhumana Karunakar Reddy and executive officer A.V. Dharma Reddy.

Entering the sanctum sanctorum, Modi performed a brief worship of Lord Venkateswara Swamy.

Chief priest Venugopala Deekshitulu and other priests shared Sthala Puranam, providing the Prime Minister with insights into the temple's sacred history. Vedic pundits rendered Vedasirvachanam on Modi and presented him the temple's theertha prasadams at the Ranganayakula mandapam.

The TTD chairman and EO presented a picture memento of Sri Srinivasa, a TTD coffee table book, and the 2024 New Year calendars and diaries to the Prime Minister.

After a brief stay at the Rachna guesthouse, the Prime Minister proceeded to Tirupati from Tirumala, concluding his two-day pilgrimage to the holy hills.

Later, the PM departed from the Renigunta airport to Telangana to participate in the poll-campaigns for the BJP. Modi received a warm farewell at Renigunta airport on his return journey. Andhra Pradesh Governor S. Abdul Nazeer, chief secretary K.S. Jawahar Reddy, DGP Rajendranath, district collector K. Venkataramana Reddy, and SP P. Parameswara Reddy bid the PM adieu.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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