UNION MINISTER OF STATE FOR TOURISM, CULTURE & CIVIL AVIATION OFFERS PRAYERS IN TIRUMALA
Tirumala, 26 April 2015: 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 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 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 Sri Rama Rao, OSD Sri Damodar and others were present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI