Lord Venkateshwara gets Rs 8.36 crore worth golden garland from devotee

First Published 24, Sep 2017, 11:48 AM IST
Lord Venkateshwara gets Rs 8 36 crore worth golden garland
Highlights
  • A devotee from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh offered a "Sahasra Nama Mala" (golden garland), valued at about Rs 8.36 crore, to the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara
  • The jumbo garland, weighing about 28 kg, contained as many as 1008 golden coins carrying 1008 holy names of Lord Venkateswara

A devotee from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh offered a "Sahasra Nama Mala" (golden garland), valued at about Rs 8.36 crore, to the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati on the opening day of the nine-day annual Brahmotsavam festivities tonight.

The jumbo garland, weighing about 28 kg, contained as many as 1008 golden coins carrying 1008 holy names of Lord Venkateswara, temple sources said.

M Ramalinga Raju, an entrepreneur, handed over the offering to the priests and top officials of the shrine in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, they said.

Naidu was in the temple after making the customary offering of a set of new silk clothes to Lord Venkateswara on behalf of the state government on the occasion of Brahmotsavam, the sources added.

A devotee from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh offered a "Sahasra Nama Mala" (golden garland), valued at about Rs 8.36 crore, to the hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirupati temple on the opening day of the nine-day annual Brahmotsavam festivities tonight.

The jumbo garland, weighing about 28 kg, contained as many as 1008 golden coins carrying 1008 holy names of Lord Venkateswara, temple sources said.

M Ramalinga Raju, an entrepreneur, handed over the offering to the priests and top officials of the shrine in the presence of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, they said.

Naidu was in the temple after making the customary offering of a set of new silk clothes to Lord Venkateswara on behalf of the state government on the occasion of Brahmotsavam, the sources added.

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