CJI Ranjan Gogoi offers prayers at Tirumala temple

PTI Tirupati | Updated on April 19, 2019 Published on April 19, 2019

Chief Justice of India, Justice Ranjan Gogoi with wife Rupanjali Gogoi and daughter Rashmi Gogoi at the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala in Tirupati, on Friday, April 19,   -  PTI

Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi and his wife offered prayers in the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala Hills near here on Friday, a temple official said.

On his arrival at the shrine, Justice Gogoi was given a traditional reception by the officials of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) that governs the shrine.

After an overnight stay in the hills, Justice Gogoi took part in an hour-long ritual conducted for the main deity of Lord Venkateswara at the over 2,000-year old shrine amid chanting of Vedic hymns, a temple official told PTI.

This was his third visit as the chief justice of India to the shrine.

He had offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara on November 18 last and on February 3, the official added.

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Published on April 19, 2019
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