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Modi offers prayers at Tirumala temple

IANS  |  Tirupati 

on Sunday offered prayers at the Lord temple here.

Accompanied by and Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, had "darshan" of the deity at the famous shrine atop the

After the prayers, temple priests offered their blessings to and the two other dignitaries in Ranganayakula Mandapam.

This was Modi's first visit to the famous temple after the retained power with a huge victory in the Lok Sabha elections and it was perceived as a trip.

Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD) Anil Kumar Singhal, joint and other officials presented "Theertha Prasadams" and a laminated photo of the Lord to Modi.

Earlier, on his arrival at the "Mahadwaram", the priests and TTD officials offered traditional the "Isthikaphal" welcome.

Following his two-day visit to the and Sri Lanka, Modi landed at the near here from Colombo in the afternoon.

The Governor, the Chief Minister, of State for Home G. Kishan Reddy, state ministers, BJP leaders and other senior officials accorded him warm welcome at the airport.

Jagan Reddy twice tried to touch Modi's feet, but the latter stopped him.

Modi addressed a meeting organised by the BJP near the airport before leaving for Tirumala by road to offer prayers at the hill shrine.

Modi had earlier visited the temple in his capacity as the prime ministerial candidate in May 2014 and as the in October 2015 and January 2017.

--IANS

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First Published: Sun, June 09 2019. 22:34 IST
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