Mumbai :- The Chief Minister Eknath Shinde today expressed confidence that Lord Balaji temple being constructed at Ulave in New Mumbai will become a new pilgrimage spot for the pilgrims in the State. He was speaking at Bhumipujan (ground breaking ceremony) of Lord Venkateshwara Temple to be constructed by Lord Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam trust in an aggregate area of 10 acres at Ulave Sector 12, Node Ulave, New Mumbai which got underway in his presence. The Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadanavis was also present on the occasion. .
The Guardian Minister Uday Samant, Members of Parliament Srirang Barne, Dr Shrikant Shinde, Members of Legislature Bharat Gogawale, Mahendra Thorawe, Mahesh Baldi, Chairman and Managing Director of Raymonds group Gautam Singhania, Tirumal Devasthan Chairman Y V Subba Reddy, and senior officials of the Trust Administration, other office bearers of the trust and dignatories were present on the occasion.
After conclusion of the Bhumipujan, the Chief Minister addressed the media persons and stated that this is one of the most auspicious and glorious moments for the entire Maharashtra State. Everyone who desires the darshan of Tirupati Balaji temple, but is unable to actually visit the original shrine in Andhra Pradesh can seek Darshan and blessings of Lord Venkateswara at this temple itself. He assured that the Government of Maharashtra will extend all the cooperation for the construction of the temple.
The Tirumala Trust Chairman Shri Reddy briefed the gathering about the construction of the temple.