Following the norms, he was clad in a white 'mundu' for the rituals.
Temple priests welcomed him to the holy abode and helped him perform the puja. Prime Minister remained in the sanctum sanctorum of the temple for some time and offered prayer to the deity.
Thereafter, he performed 'thulabharam' - an act of weighing oneself against a particular article, ranging from flowers to eatables, and donating it.
People thronged the temple in large numbers to have a glimpse of the Prime Minister. Devotees and other people were seen standing on both the sides of the path inside the premises leading to the core of the temple. 'Modi-Modi' chants were heard as the leader made his way.
Kerala Governor P Sathasivam and Union Minister of State for External Affairs V.Muraleedharan were also present.
The foreign engagements will be the first to be undertaken by him after coming back to power for a second term.
In the recently concluded polls, the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) bagged 19 out of the 20 seats in Kerala while the BJP drew a blank.
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