Chief Justice of India Tirath Singh Thakur accompanied by family members offered prayers at Srivari temple at Tirumala and Goddess Padmavathi temple at Tiruchanur on Sunday. The CJI lauded Tirumala Tirupati Devasthnams for maintaining cleanliness, near perfect system of pilgrim crowd management, and for providing hassle free amenities to devotees, which he said is role model for other temples in the country.
“I have been coming to temple from the past 27 years and as CJI I paved visit to Lord Balaji along with my family and kin. I observed a lot of change and development in every aspect,” CJI said adding that “I am very happy at the way the things are maintained with perfection by the temple management. Here every pilgrim is taken care of. TTD stands role model to others in terms of pilgrim management and cleanliness.”
The CJI of Supreme Court and his family members had darshan of Lord Venkateswara on Sunday along with Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana. On his arrival at the main entrance of the temple, he was accorded warm welcome with temple honours (Isthikaphal).
The chief priests at the temple explained the significance of the main deity, the rituals performed and the alankaras done to the lord. The CJi also learned the method of maintaining daily statistics of pilgrim visits to the Lord Balaji shrine from the TTD executive officer.
Later the CJI was honoured with Sesha Vastram followed by Vedasirvachanam in Ranganayakula Mandapam by vedic pundits. TTD Trust Board Chief Ch Krishnamurty, EO D Sambasiva Rao, Tirumala JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju presented teertha prasadams and laminated photo of Lord Venkateswara to the CJI TS Thakur and to Justice NV Ramana.