Tirumala: Shivraj Singh Chouhan prays for well-being of nation
Seeks blessings of Lord Venkateswara to ward off effects of corona and protection of borders
Tirumala: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday visited the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara. This was his maiden visit after becoming the Chief Minister.
Early in the morning, he offered prayers and then participated in the special Sundarakanda Parayanam organised by the TTD at Nada Neerajana Mandapam.
The TTD has been organising this Parayanam for past 60 days to seek the blessings of Lord Venkateswara to ward off the deadly coronavirus.
The Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister reached Tirumala on Friday night. After offering prayers in the temple, he received veda-asirwachanam at Ranganayaka Mandam.
As he along with his wife reached the Nada Neerajanam, he was welcomed by the priests who were reciting Sundarakanda in Sanskrit. Chouhan also read out verses from the Sundarakanda in Sanskrit.
Speaking to the media later he said, the entire country is going through a tough time right now due to rising corona cases on one hand and tensions at the China border.
"Today I prayed to Lord Venkateswara to bestow his benign blessings and protect the nation from the clutches of coronavirus and from tensions prevailing at the border.