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Ambani visits Tirupati Venkateswara temple with Radhika Merchant

Especially the Ambanis visit various temples and offer prayers when they are about to launch new ventures. Earlier in the week Ambani also visited the Shrinathji temple.

TIRUPATI, Sept 17: Industrialist Mukesh Ambani visited the Tirupati Venkateswara temple on Friday. The Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman was accompanied by his younger son Anant Ambani’s fiancée Radhika Merchant and RIL officials. They offered prayers and conducted poojas at the temple in Tirupati in the morning. He also donated Rs 1.5 crore to the temple trust, it has been reported.

Especially the Ambanis visit various temples and offer prayers when they are about to launch new ventures.

Accompanied by top RIL officials they had arrived in the hill town before day break on Friday and stayed at a guest house for a short while refreshing before proceeding to the temple.

They offered prayers at the sanctum sanctorum at first light and attended an hour-long Abhishekam (holy bath) of Lord Venkateswara conducted by top priests.

After darshan, Ambani also attended a Vedic ritual at Ranganayak mandapam. He said he prayed to the Lord to bless everyone.

Later, Ambani handed over a draft for Rs 1.5 crore to TTD Officers, sources said.

Ambani, Radhika and others fed the elephants at the temple while leaving the premises.

The Ambanis are said to be ardent devotees of Lord Venkateswara.

Earlier in the week on Monday, Ambani also visited the Shrinathji temple in the famous Nathdwara temple town in Rajasthan. He is a regular worshipper here, especially before launching new ventures, it is reported.

About Shrinathji temple

'Nathdwara' means the Gate of the Lord. At Shrinathji temple there, Lord Krishna in his 'balak' (child ) form is worshipped. The idol, of stone, shows the young Krishna, aged 7 years 2 months 10 days, lifting the Govardhan mountain and holding it on the tip of a finger. Mount Govardhan is in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. Krishna was born in Mathura.

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