Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of India, Justice Arvind Bobde visited Tirumala Hills in Tirupati to seek the blessings of Lord Venkateswara.
Lord Venkateswara aka Lord Balaji is India’s most famous and popular god among the Hindu gods and goddesses. Venkateswara is an avatar of Lord Vishnu. Justice Bobde visited the temple along with his son Shrinivas Bobde.
Srinivas or Shrinivas or Srinivasulu is another name of Venkateswara and one of the most popular names for boys in Andhra Pradesh.
According to TTD’s VIP News, Justice Arvind Bobde said, “I have been visiting the temple of Lord Venkateswara from the past forty years but this time, it was totally a new experience for me.” This visit was his maiden visit to Tirumala in the capacity of CJI. Upon his arrival, he was welcomed with Isthikaphal by the temple priests and he offered prayers to Lord Venakteswara in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple on Sunday, 24 November 2019. During his visit to the temple, Andhra Pradesh’s High Court Chief Justice, Justice Jitendra Kumar Maheshwari accompanied the Chief Justice of India during the darshan. Justice Arvind Bobde said, “It was really a great experience to have darshan and blessings of Lord Venkateswara in the capacity of CJI. The temple and its precincts, the architecture, the serene environs gives a soothing feel and positive energy. The maintenance of the temple by the TTD authorities is laudable.”
TTD Chairman YV Subba Reddy, Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal, Additional Executive Officer AV Dharma Reddy, Tirupati Urban SP Gajarao Bhupal, Dy Executive Officer Harindranath and others were also present.
Justice Arvind Bobde is the 47th Chief Justice of India. He was born on 24 April 1956 in Nagpur, Maharashtra. He took oath as the Chief Justice of India at the Durbar Hall in Rashtrapati Bhawan where he was sowrn in by the President of India Ram Nath Kovind on Monday, 18 November 2019. Justice Arvind Bobde will hold the office as the Chief Justice of India till 23 April 2021. During the oath-taking ceremony Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu, outgoing Chief Justice of India Justice Ranjan Gogoi, ministers from the Central Cabinet and members of judiciary were present at the Durbar Hall.