Minister offers prayers at Tirumala

Published on April 27, 2015 12:36:36 PM
Tirumala: Union Minister of State for Tourism, Culture & Civil Aviation Dr Mahesh Sharma accompanied by family members offered prayers in the world renowned famous Hindu Shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Sunday morning.

On their arrival, the Hon’ble Union Minister were accorded a grand reception by the TTD Joint Executive Officer KS Sreenivasa Raju and temple priests and escorted him to the sanctum sanctorum. Inside the sanctum sanctorum, priests of Tirumala temple explained to the Union Minister about the significance of Lord and the jewels adorned to the presiding deity. The Union Ministers of the nation spent few minutes praying before the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara and later reached Ranganayakula Mandapam where he was accorded Vedasirvachanam by temple priests. Tirumala JEO offered the Minister Lord’s silk vastram, prasadams and lamination of Lord Venakteswara. DyEO Rama Rao, OSD Damodar and others were present.