TIRUMALA: True to the devotees’ belief that Lord Venkateswara of Tirumala showers blessings on ardent devotees, the presiding deity showered an unusual boon on Deepak, 18, who wasmute, when he managed to utter a few words.
Deepak mouthed the words as soon as he swallowed the ‘teertham’ (holy water) offered by the priest of the Vakula Mata temple, one of the sub-temples in Tirumala. Deepak, who is London-based, came to the temple along with his mother Pratima, who attributed her son’s speech to Balaji’s miracle. “See what God has done to our son. He has His own ways of dealing with His devotees and we are extremely grateful”, she said.
After learning about the incident, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Executive Officer attributed it to the Grace of Lord Venkateswara.