NEW DELHI, INDIA, May 30, 2013 (New Indian Express): The newly-constructed Lord Sri Venkateswara temple was opened in the national capital city of New Delhi on Wednesday. Constructed in a 1.17 acre area in Udyan Marg, at a cost of approximately US$2 million. The temple was opened amidst chanting of vedic hymns by temple priests with religious aplomb, an official release by the TTD said.
Speaking on the occasion, TTD Trust Board chairman Kanumuru Bapiraju said it is indeed a pious moment to open a temple of Lord Venkateswara in the country’s capital city. “The dream has come true after 16 long years,” an excited Bapiraju said.
Stating that the TTD is contemplating beginning Nityannaprasadam (free distribution of food) soon in this temple on the lines of Tirumala, Bapiraju said that there will be spiritual discourses and cultural programs every day in the meditation hall. “We are also planning to invite the seers and pontiffs of various mutts across the country to stay a day in this meditation hall during the auspicious Dhanurmasa (holy month which usually occurs between December 16 to January 15).”