Tirumala, 12 March 2017: The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Communications and Minister of State for Railways Sri Manoj Sinha offered prayers in the temple of Lord Venkateswara on Sunday morning.

At the entrance of the Srivari temple he was accorded warm welcome by TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao and Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju.

Later he offered prayers to the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara, Vakula mata, Ananda Nilayam Vimana Venkateswara, Bhashyakarla Sannidhi and Yoga Narasimha Swamy in the Sanctum Sanctorum. After offering prayers the Vedic Pundits rendered Vedasirvachanam and TTD EO presented Swamyvari Prasadam to the Union Minister at Ranganayakula Mandapam.

OSD Sri Lakshminarayana Yadav and other officials were also present.