Sri Lankan Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa and his wife Shiranthi Rajapaksa prayed at the famous Sri Venkateswara Swamy temple in Tirumala on Friday.
The couple, on a two-day visit to the Hindu pilgrimage center, arrived here on Thursday.
The hilltop shrine, recognized as the richest Hindu temple in the world, is located in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh.
Earlier upon arriving at Mahadwaram or the temple’s main gate, the Sri Lankan leader was warmly greeted by TTD JEO Veerabrahmam and other officials, an official TTD statement said on Friday.
After participating in darshan, Mahinda Rajapaksa received Vedaseervachanam or ceremonial blessings from the pundits of Ranganayakula Mandapam.
The JEO presented Theertha Prasadams and a laminated photo of Srivaru to the foreign dignitary.
Andhra Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Narayana Swamy was also present during the Sri Lankan Prime Minister’s visit to the Tirumala temple.
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