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CJI Gogoi offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara temple in hills

CJI Gogoi offers prayers at Lord Venkateswara temple in hills

Tirupati: Chief Justice of India (CJI) Justice Ranjan Gogoi and his wife offered prayers in the shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala Hills near here on Friday, a temple official said.

On his arrival at the shrine, Justice Gogoi was given a traditional reception by the officials of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) that governs the shrine.

After an overnight stay in the hills, Justice Gogoi took part in an hour-long 'abhishekam' (celestial bath) ritual conducted for the main deity of Lord Venkateswara at the over 2,000-year old shrine amid chanting of Vedic hymns, a temple official said.

This was his third visit as the chief justice of India to the shrine. He had offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara on November 18 last and on February 3, the official added.

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