Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit offered prayers in the temple of Lord Venkateswara on Wednesday.
Upon his arrival at the main temple, he was traditionally received by AV Dharma Reddy, an additional senior executive of the TTD, and other officials, and led to the Sanctum Sanctorum, where he paid homage to the presiding deity.
He also participated in the Snapana Thirumanjanam of the Lord organized in connection with the Sri Ramanavami Festival.
Reaching the media, he said that although he was due to leave for Chennai shortly after the darshan, he stayed behind as a passionate supporter of Lord Hanuman and had postponed some planned programs to attend the official declaration of Anjanadri Hills as the more original Birthplace of Lord Hanuman.
He expressed concern about the surge in positive cases, saying it was time for the people of the country to realize the severity of the pandemic and strictly adhere to COVID-19 health protocols.