Chief Justice of India, family members worship Lord Balaji
In the sanctum sanctorum, he was explained about the importance of Moola Virat presiding deity and the jewels adorned to Lord Venkateswara Later, the...
Tirumala: Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi, on Sunday offered prayers at the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara. During his maiden visit in the capacity of Chief Justice of India along with his family members, he was accorded Isthikaphal welcome on his arrival at the Mahadwaram (main entrance) of the temple amidst chanting of Vedic hymns by pundits and traditional melam band, by TTD officials led by Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal.
In the sanctum sanctorum, he was explained about the importance of Moola Virat (presiding deity) and the jewels adorned to Lord Venkateswara. Later, the Vedic scholars offered Vedasirvachanam at Ranganayakula Mandapam in the shrine after darshan.
TTD EO Singhal and JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju offered Theertha Prasadams and lamination photo of Lord Venkateswara to the Chief Justice of India.
DGP R P Thakur, District Judge Junai Ahmed Moulana, District Collector PS Pradyumna, DIG Kanthi Rana Tata, TTD CVSO Gopinath Jatti, Urban SP KKN Anburajan and others were present.
CJI offers prayers at Tiruchanur temple: Chief Justice Gogoi immediately after his arrival at Renigunta airport at 2.30 pm, drove straight to Tiruchanur where he along with his family members offered prayers in the temple of Sri Padmavathi Devi. On his arrival at the entrance of the temple, he was offered Purnakumbha Swagatham by temple priests.
After darshan of presiding deity, he was offered Prasadam by Temple Dy EO Jhansi Rani and AEO Subramanyam. At the airport, the Chief Justice was accorded a warm welcome on his arrival by DGP RP Thakur, Chittoor District Judge Junair Ahmed Moulana, Collector PS Pradyumna and other officials.
Tight security arrangements were in place at the airport, Tiruchanur, Tirupati and Tirumala in view of the CJI’s visit. Gogoi after completing his four-hour visit to Tirupati and Tirumala, left for New Delhi from Renigunta airport at 6.30 pm. He was seen off at the airport by officials including DGP, District Judge and Collector.