CBI Director Alok Varma offered prayers in the world renowned Hindu shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Wednesday morning. On his arrival, the CBI Director was accorded a grand reception by the TTD Tirumala JEO Srinivasaraju, along with Rayalaseema DIG Prabhakar Rao, Tirupati Urban SP Jayalaskhmi and temple priests, who escorted him to the sanctum sanctorum.
Inside the temple, the priests explained to the CBI Director about the significance of Lord and the jewels adorned to the presiding deity. Mr Alok Varma spent few minutes praying before the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara and later reached Rangana-yakula Mandapam where he was accorded Vedasirvachanam by priests. TTD Tirumala JEO has offered Lord’s silk vastram, prasadams of Lord Venkateswara to the CBI Director. Deputy EOs Rama Rao, OSD Lakshminarayana Yadav, DSP Muni Ramayya and others were present.