1 July 2015 Tirumala: Dr Pranab Mukherjee the Indian President has offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara Swamy on Wednesday. The President’s was accompanied with his son Mr.Abhijeet Mukherjee.
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor Mr.ESL Narasimhan, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri N Chandra Babu Naidu and the President reached the tirumala temple at 2.00 pm. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Chairman Dr. C.h.Krishna Moorthy, Executive Officer Dr. D. Sambasiva Rao, Joint Executive Officer Mr. K.S.Sreenivasa Raju has welcomed the president in a traditional manner with vedic mantras by temple priests and Mangala Vaidyam.
Dr Pranab Mukherjee dressed in traditional dress as per the custom of the temple to have darshan of Lord.
The chief priests Dr AV Ramana Deekshitulu explained the importance of the Presiding deity and about the ornaments adorned to Lord Malayappa Swamy.
The president had darshan of all different idols in the temple including Bhoga Sreenivasa Murthy, utsavarula murthi of Sri Bhu Sametha Sri Malayappa Swamy, Sri Rukmini Satyabhama sametha Sri Krishnaswamy, Seetha Lakshmana Sametha Sri Ramulavaru, Sri Ugra Sreenivasa Murthy, Vakulamata, Vimana Venkateswara, Bhashyakarulu, Sri Yoga Narasimha Swamy and the mythological importance of Tirumala temple.
The first citizen of India made his offerings in Srivari Hundi
The President was given Teertham, Melchat Seshavastram. Tirumala temples HH Sri Pedda Jiyangar and Sri Chinna Jiyangar of were also present.
Lords Laddu, vada, lamination photo of the Srinivasa was presented to the president by the TTD Chairman, EO Dr. D.Sambasiva Rao, and JEO Mr. K.S.Sreenivasa Raju at Ranganayaka Mandapam.
Andhra Pradesh cabinet Ministers, Mr.Narayana, Mr.Gopalakrishna Reddy, MLC Mr.Sreenivasulu, Chief Secretary of AP Mr. IYR Krishna Rao, Andhra Pradesh DGP Mr.Ramudu, TTD Board members, Temple Priests and other were also present.
photo from ttd