PM Narendra Modi offers prayers to Lord Venkateswara

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered prayers at the Lord Venkateswara temple at the famous shrine atop the Tirumala hills.

Accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, Modi had “darshan” of the deity in the early hours of Sunday. After the prayers, temple priests offered their blessings to Modi and the two other dignitaries in Ranganayakula Mandapam.

Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) executive officer Anil Kumar Singhal, joint executive officer K.S. Sreenivasa Raju and other officials presented “Theertha Prasadams” and a laminated photo of the Lord to Modi.