CJI Ramana offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala

Tirumala: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice NV Ramana along with his family members, who arrived here on a two-day pilgrimage visit on Thursday evening, offered prayers at the ancient hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara in the early hours on Friday.
After night halt at hill atop, Justice Ramana along with his family member’s worshipped the president deity during the Abhishekam seva period.
Earlier, on his arrival at the main entrance of the temple, Justice Ramana, an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara was accorded a traditional welcome by TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy along Executive officer Dr KS Jawahar Reddy and Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy.
After spending a few minutes praying before the presiding deity, Justice Ramana reached Ranganakula Mandapam inside the temple complex, where he was rendered Vedasirvachanam by the Veda pundits.
The TTD Chairman and the EO offered the temple’s prasadams and a photo memento of Lord Venkateswara to the CJI.
His visit to the shrine was the first time in the capacity of the Chief Justice of India.
After arriving in the temple town on Thursday, Justice Ramana along with his family members also took part in the Ekantha Seva ritual at the hill temple.
Elaborate security arrangements were made at Tirumala Hills in view of Justice Ramana’s visit.