Monday, March 8, 2010

Tirupati idols, prasad for Obama

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    • The governing body of the Tirumala temple at Tirupati is planning to present a golden idol of Lord Venkateswara and 'prasad' to US President Barack Obama.

      "The organisers of 'Kalyanotsavam' (a special puja) at New Jersey are planning to invite Obama. We also want to present him a golden idol of Lord Venkateshwara," chairman of the governing body of D K Adikesavulu Naidu told reporters today.

      "He (Obama) believes in Hinduism, Lord Hanuman and the teachings of Mahatma Gandhi. We also want to give him 'laddu prasadam', our publications, everything we can give him," he said.

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