UNION ENVIRONMENT & FOREST MINISTER OFFERS PRAYERS IN TIRUMALA
Tirumala, 29 March 2015: Hon’ble Minister of Environment, Forests and Climate Change Sri Prakash Javadekar accompanied by wife Smt Prachee Prakash Javadekar offered prayers in the world renowned famous Hindu Shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Saturday, during his maiden visit after assuming the office.
On his arrival, the Hon’ble Union Minister were accorded a grand reception by the TTD 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 Union Minister about the significance of Lord and the jewels adorned to the presiding deity. The Union Minister 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 JEO offered the Minister, Lord’s silk vastram, prasadams, Calendar and lamination of Lord Venakteswara.
DyEOs Sri Chinnamagari Rama, Sri Rama Rao, OSD Sri Damodar and others were present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI