The newly constructed Sri Venkateswara temple in New Delhi was on Wednesday ceremoniously inaugurated amidst religious fervour. Constructed in a sprawling 1.17 acres of land at Udyan Marg in the heart of the capital city, the inauguration ceremony took off with the performance homam (lighting of sacred fire).
At the pre-designated ‘Sumuhurtham’, the temple priests performed ‘Prana Pratista’ to the idols of Lord Venkateswara, Goddess Lakshmi and Goda Devi, and Garudalwar. This was followed by Vedic recitation and Sathumurai among other religious formalities.
In a press release issued on Wednesday, the TTD’s Chairman K. Bapiraju is quoted to have said that the construction of Sri Venkateswara temple in New Delhi was a dream come true and appreciated the donor, Nirmal Sethi, for his largesse.
Mr. Bapiraju said that efforts were also on to construct similar temples at Kurukshetra in Haryana and at Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.
He said that the management was also seriously contemplating introducing Nitya Annadanam at the newly built temple in Delhi on similar lines as at Tirumala and conduct spiritual discourses at its Dhyana mandiram on a regular basis.
Besides this, plans were also afoot for setting up a spiritual library besides sparing the Dhyana mandiram for conducting training classes in music and dance for the benefit of the local youth.
Prominent among others who took part in the ceremony included the TTD’s Executive Officer L.V. Subramanyam, Executive Engineer Jaganmohan Reddy, Assistant Executive Officers Anand Raju, Laxminaryana Yadhav and other officials.
‘Efforts on to construct temples at Kurukshetra in Haryana and Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu’ TTD management contemplates introducing Nitya Annadanam at Delhi temple
‘Efforts on to construct temples at Kurukshetra in Haryana and Kanyakumari in
TTD management contemplates introducing Nitya Annadanam at Delhi temple