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President worships at Lord Balaji temple

Press Trust of India  |  Tirupati 

On arrival, Mukherjee was accorded a reception with full temple honours by the priests who conducted him to the sanctum sanctorum amid chanting of Vedic hymns.

After prayers, he was presented with a sacred silk cloth, 'laddu' prasadam and holy water by temple authorities while the priests invoked divine blessings at the ancient Ranganayaka Mandapam inside the temple, where he spent about half-an-hour.

This was the President's second visit to the hill shrine after assuming the country

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First Published: Thu, December 27 2012. 17:25 IST