Reliance Industries Limited Chairman Mukesh Ambani visited Lord Venkateswara Temple in Tirumala, Andhra Pradesh on Friday. Mukesh Ambani was accompanied by his son Anant Ambani’s fiancee Radhika Merchant and Reliance Retail Ltd director Manoj Modi. He donated Rs 1.5 crore to Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is an independent trust that manages temples in Andhra Pradesh along with Lord Venkateswara Temple.
A video is going viral on social media, in which Mukesh Ambani and his future daughter-in-law Radhika Merchant are taking blessings of God at the temple. Along with this, Mukesh Ambani and his future daughter-in-law Radhika Merchant fed bananas to the elephants and then took their blessings.
After visiting the temple, Mukesh Ambani said that he had come to the temple to seek the blessings of Lord Venkateswara. He said, “I have come here to seek the blessings of Lord Venkateswara. The temple is improving and getting better every year. This makes us Indians very proud. We come here to seek blessings for all of us.”
Let us tell you that Mukesh Ambani had reached Nathdwara in Rajasthan a few days ago. Here he had darshan-worship at Shrinathji temple and took blessings. It is believed that the Ambani family has a strong faith in Shrinathji and the whole family definitely comes here before the start of any auspicious work.
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It is believed that Lord Krishna is still seated here in this temple. People’s sufferings are removed by having darshan and worship here. This is the first temple where Lord Krishna is given a 21-gun salute.
Famous author Hamish McDonald has written in his book ‘Ambani and Sons’ that the Ambani family comes from the Modh Bania family and their main deity is Lord Shrinath. The Ambani family definitely comes to the temple before doing any new work. The Ambani family has also built an ashram in this temple. Mukesh Ambani’s mother Kokilaben Ambani is the vice president of this temple. Statue of Lord Shrinathji is installed in Mukesh Ambani’s office.