Tirupati: Ranjan Gogoi, the Chief Justice of India, and his wife visited the Lord Venkateswara temple at Tirumala Hills yesterday and offered their prayers.
The officials of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which governs the temple, received the justice by giving him a tradition traditional reception.
According to media reports, Justice Gogoi stayed overnight in the hills. Later he took part in an hour-long ‘abhishekam‘ (celestial bath) ritual conducted for the main deity of Lord Venkateswara amid chanting of Vedic hymns.
This was his third visit as the chief justice of India to the shrine. He had offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara on 18 November last and on 3 February.