UNION MINISTER FOR TOURISM & UNION MINISTER FOR POWER OFFER PRAYERS IN TIRUMALA
Tirumala, 13 June 2014: Union Minister of State for Tourism & Culture(independent Charge) Sri Sripada Yasso Naik and Hon’ble Union Minister of Power Sri Piyush Goel accompanied by family members offered prayers in the world renowned famous Hindu Shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Friday, during his maiden visit after assuming the office.
On their arrival, the Hon’ble Union Ministers were accorded a grand reception by the TTD Executive Officer Sri M.G.Gopal and temple priests and escorted him to the sanctum sanctorum.
Inside the sanctum sanctorum, priests of Tirumala temple explained to the Hon’ble Union Ministers 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.
TTD EO offered the MinisterS, Lord’s silk vastram, prasadams and lamination of Lord Venakteswara.
DyEOs Sri Chinnamagari Rama, Sri Venkataiah, OSD Sri Damodar and others were present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI