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President Ram Nath Kovind Offers Prayers At Tirumala Temple

Ram Nath Kovind

 

Tirupati: President Ram Nath Kovind offered prayers at temple of Lord Venkateswara atop Tirumala on Sunday. Accompanied by wife Savita Kovind and daughter Swati, the President had the ‘darshan’ at the famous hill shrine. Kovind, on a two-day visit to Tirumala, followed the temple tradition by first offering prayers at Sri Bhu Varaha Swamy temple and later the Tirumala temple. He was greeted by Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan who accompanied him during the ‘darshan’. The temple priests offered the President traditional ‘Isthikaphal’ welcome amid the chanting of Vedic mantras. Venugopala Dikshitulu, one of the chief priests of the temple, explained to the President the significance of the presiding deity and the importance of jewels adorned to the ‘Mula Virat’, said TTD. Later at Ranganayakula Mandapam, ‘Vedasirvachanam’ was rendered to the President and his family. (IANS)

 

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