Prime Minister Narendra Modi today offered worship at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirupati Tirumala. He was accorded a customary welcome amid chanting of Vedic hymns by the high priests, who escorted him to the sanctum sanctorum along with top temple functionaries from the main entrance.
“Modi also paid his obeisance to the sacred golden altar and the golden holy mast (Dwajastambham) in front of the silver doors inside the temple. He was in the temple for about 20 minutes,” TTD Chairman Chadalawada Krishnamurthy told PTI.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devastanams (TTD), which manages the Lord Venkareswara temple atop Tirumala, is seemingly in a fix, as it is unable to deposit old currency notes, following the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) deadline.
Though the RBI has stopped accepting old notes, except deposits of those who were not in the country between November 10 and December 30, TTD officials stated that they still received old notes from devotees in the ‘Hundi’.