President visits Balaji temple
Tirumala: “I prayed the Lord Venkateswara to bestow his benign blessings on the entire universal fraternity as we are stepping into a new year”, said President Pranab Mukherjee after having the darshan of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala on Wednesday along with Governor ESL Narasimhan.
The President said he was fortunate to have a darshan of Lord Venkateswara for one more time. Earlier, on his arrival at the main entrance of the temple, he was received with temple honours.
Before worshiping Lord Venkateswara, the President offered prayers at Swami Pushkarini and Bhu Varaha Swamy temple following the “Kshetra Sampradayam”. The President and his entourage also visited Padmavathi temple in Tiruchanoor. – NSS