Special Correspondent

TIRUPATI: Srimad Andavan of Sri Andavan Ashramam, Srirangam has offered prayers in the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara on Wednesday.

As the pontiff accompanied by his disciples arrived at the temple, the temple priests and senior TTD officials led by its Executive Officer A.P.V. Narayana Sarma offered him the ceremonial reception.

He was later taken to the sanctum of the temple where he paid his obeisance to the main deity. He was later presented with temple honours amid the chanting of hymns from the scriptures.