Ranil offers prayers at Tirumala in Tirupati

Monday, 4 March 2019

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at nearby Tirumala on Sunday, the Press Trust of India reported.

On arrival at the ‘mahadwaram’ (main entrance), Wickremesinghe and his wife Maitree were accorded a traditional welcome by temple priests and top functionaries of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD), which governs the 2,000-year old shrine, a temple official told PTI.

Before paying obeisance to the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara, the 73-year-old Wickremesinghe performed ages-old ‘Tulabharam’ ritual.