An ardent devotee of the ancient hill shrine, the President, accompanied by his family members, was accorded a ceremonial traditional reception, upon his arrival at the main entrance by the priests, amid chanting Vedic hymns.
Published on Nov 24, 2020 10:40 PM IST
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Andhra CM Jagan Reddy, a protestant Christian by faith, ignored the demands of the Hindu groups and the opposition parties that he should follow the decades-old tradition of signing the declaration form meant for non-Hindus, stating that he has faith in Lord Venkateshwara.
Of the 743 infected, three employees succumbed to the dreaded contagion and about 402 personnel have recovered so far from infection while 338 people were undergoing treatment at different Covid care facilities, TTD executive officer said.
Updated on Aug 10, 2020 03:01 PM IST
Tirupati | ByPress Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which manages the country’s richest shrine, held an emergency meeting of officials and priests on Thursday, but turned down the demand for a temporary suspension of darshan for devotees.
Bharatiya Janata Party’s Andhra Pradesh unit secretary Bhanu Prakash Reddy has alleged that the Ornaments worth 7.36 lakh have been missing from the treasury of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams and the officials have kept it a secret.
Tirumala shrine’s meal scheme, which benefits about one lakh devotees daily on the Tirumala Hills and at select places in Tirupati, is run by the TTD utilising the interest accrued on the over ₹1,000-crore corpus contributed by devotees since 1985, a temple official added.
Chandrayaan 2 Launch Mission: The lift-off of the three-component spacecraft weighing 3,850 kg and comprising an orbiter, the lander and the rover has been scheduled for 2.51 AM from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) here.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today hold talks with Sri Lanka President Maithripala Sirisena. He would also be called upon by Sri Lankan Leader of Opposition Mahinda Rajapaksa and later meet leaders of the Tamil National Alliance.PM Modi will offer prayers at the Tirumala temple in Tirupati later today. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy will accompany him, reports news agency ANI.:
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday started a visit to the famous hill shrine in Tirumala before launching his party’s campaign in Andhra Pradesh for the forthcoming Lok Sabha election this summer with a rally in the temple town.
The TTD official said the kitchen was renovated to ensure the safety of the temple structure and Srivari Potu (kitchen) workers. A retired chief priest had alleged that a kitchen was dug up at the behest of Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu as part of his search for ancient treasure.
The TDP government in Andhra Pradesh on Tuesday insisted that there were no lapses on the part of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams with regard to administration of the Lord Venkateshwara temple on Tirumala and that all the temple rituals were being performed according to Vedic norms.
The chief priest Lord Venkateshwara temple had demanded that the authorities should maintain transparency with regard to donations and jewellery and also to bring the Tirumala board under the purview of of the Right to Information Act.