Rahul treks Tirumala hills, prays at Lord Balaji temple

Rahul treks Tirumala hills, prays at Lord Balaji temple

The President of All India Congress Committee (AICC) Rahul Gandhi offered prayers in the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Friday. Rahul who wore a white dhoti trekked the tough Alipiri stair Way in a record one hour and forty-five minutes time to reach Narayanadri, the abode of Sri Venkateswara.

“When we said which way he wanted to go, he chose the tough Alipiri stairway route and not the short cut. He walked so fast that only the commandos can keep up with him,” APCC Chief N Raghuveera Reddy said. He pointed out that Rahul is the epitome of young energy that the nation required and also shows that he doesn’t like short cuts.

 The Congress Party Chief along with his entourage entered the temple through Vaikuntham Queue Complex and had darshanam of Lord Venkateswara in Mahalaghu like any other common pilgrim in Tirumala temple. After darshanam of Lord, he was rendered Vedasirvachanam in Ranganayakula Mandapam by Vedic pundits.

Later Tirumala JEO KS Sreenivasa Raju offered him”Theertha prasadams” and a laminated photo of Lord Venkateswara.  Former CM of United Andhra Pradesh N Kiran Kumar Reddy, Former CM of Kerala Sri Oommen Chandy and others were also present.