“Modi also paid his obeisance to the sacred golden altar and the golden holy mast (Dwajastambham) in front of the silver doors inside the temple. He was in the temple for about 20 minutes,” TTD Chairman Chadalawada Krishnamurthy told PTI.
PM Modi arrived at the temple by road after inaugurating the annual five day 104th Indian Science Congress at Sri Venkateswara University here.
After offering worship, the Prime Minister was honoured with a sacred silk cloth besides being offered ‘Laddu’ Prasadam at the sprawling Ranga Mandapam in the temple.
The priests also invoked celestial blessings on the Prime Minister.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu and Governor ESL Narasimhan accompanied the PM during his six hour visit to Tirupati.
This is PM Modi’s second visit to the temple since he became Prime Minister in 2014. He had earlier offered worship at the shrine on October 22 last year.
A thick security blanket is in place over Tirupati and Tirumala in view of the Prime Minister’s visit.