Union Minister for Water Resources offered prayers in Tirumala

Nellore: Union minister of water resources Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, accompanied by his spouse Naunand Kanwar, offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala on Wednesday morning.

On their arrival, the Union minister was accorded a grand reception by TTD executive officer A.V. Dharma Reddy and temple priests and escorted him to the sanctum sanctorum.

Inside the sanctum sanctorum, priests of Tirumala temple explained to the Union minister about the significance of Lord and the jewels adorned to the presiding deity.

The Union minister spent a few minutes praying before the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara and later reached Ranganayakula Mandapam where he was accorded Vedasirvachanam by temple priests.

The TTD executive officer offered Lord’s silk vastram, prasadams and lamination of Lord Venkateswara to the minister.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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