The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) management inaugurated a ‘Dhyan Mandir’ (meditation hall) on Thursday, at its newly-opened Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple at Delhi.

The temple is a boon to devotees, as people of all faiths from different places who speak different languages visit the national capital, who get an opportunity to get the blessings of Lord Venkateswara, said TTD Chairman K.Bapi Raju at the inaugural. He also complimented the donor, Nirmal Sethia, and his family members for the largess and felicitated them with the Lord’s prasadam, according to a press release issued by the TTD. Mr. Bapi Raju also said that Venkateswara temples were coming up in Kanyakumari, Kurukshetra and Mumbai. Executive Officer L.V. Subrahmanyam explained how the TTD had conceptualised various novel programmes such as ‘Subhapradam’, ‘Sadacharam’, ‘Mana Gudi’ etc. to incorporate Dharmic values among the youth, adding that similar ones would be conducted in the Delhi ‘Dhyan Mandir’ soon.

TTD’s ‘Asthana Vidwan’ G. Balakrishna Prasad gave a music concert, rendering various ‘kritis’ composed by Telugu poet Tallapaka Annamacharya, while orator Mallapragada Satyanarayana gave spiritual discourses. Meanwhile, Mr.Bapi Raju also released a TTD-published book ‘Gold coins in Srivari Hundi of Lord Venkateswara’. The unique book, brought out during the 4th World Telugu Conference held in December 2012, dwelt on the gold, silver and copper coins dropped in the temple hundi, right from the Roman era of 1st century AD to that of the Nizam era of 20th century. The book is a result of the great research done by scholar Sadhu Subramanyam Sastry.

  • The temple is a boon to devotees, as people from all places visit the national capital

  • Bapi Raju releases a TTD-published book: Gold coins in Srivari Hundi of Lord Venkateswara

  • The temple is a boon for devotees as people from all places visit the national capital


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