SINGAPORE FOREIGN AFFAIRS MINISTER OFFERS PRAYERS IN TIRUMALA SHRINES
Tirumala, 6 July 2014: The Minister for Foreign Affairs of Singapore, Sri K Shanmugam offered prayers in the temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Sunday morning.
On his arrival, the Hon’ble Minister were accorded a grand reception by the Minister for social welfare & tribal welfare for AP Sri Ravela Kishore Babu and JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju and temple priests and escorted him to the sanctum sanctorum.
Inside the sanctum sanctorum, priests of Tirumala temple explained to the Hon’ble Minister about the significance of Lord and the jewels adorned to the presiding deity. The Minister of Singapore spent few minutes praying before the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara and later reached Ranganayakula Mandapam where he was accorded Vedasirvachanam by temple priests.
DyEOs Sri Rama Rao, Sri Venkataiah, OSD Sri Damodaram, Temple Peishkar Sri R Selvam, Bokkasam Clerk Sri Gururaja Rao, Parpatheyadar Sri Naik and others were present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER TTDs, TIRUPATI