Tirumala : Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Trust Board Chairman Y V Subba Reddy and Executive officer A V Dharma Reddy met Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde and Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in Mumbai on Saturday and invited them for the Bhoomi Puja of Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple scheduled to be held at Navi Mumbai on August 21.
Both Shinde and Fadnavis expressed their pleasure to take part in the Bhoomi Puja for the construction of Sri Venkateswara temple.
Later, the Vedic pundits offered Vedaseirvachanam to both the dignitaries followed by presenting of Theertha Prasadams.
It may mentioned here that the Maharashtra Government had allotted 10 acres of prime land, whose market value is estimated to be about 500 crore, to the TTD for the construction of the temple at Ulwe near Navi Mumbai a few months ago.
Raymond Group Managing Director Gowtham Singhania had come forward to bear the entire cost of the construction of the temple which is estimated to be Rs 60-70 crore.