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Asian Tribune is published by E-LANKA MEDIA(PVT)Ltd. Vol. 20 No. 110

Tomorrow: Ranil to visit the Lord Balaji temple at Tirumala

Colombo, 21 December, (

Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe will visit the Lord Balaji temple at Tirumala located in Andhra Pradesh, on December 22.

Ranil Wickremesinghe is scheduled to arrive in Chennai on Dec 21 for the visit, officials said referring to the Sri Lankan Prime Minister's tentative itinerary.

He will take a helicopter from Chennai to reach Tirupati airport (Renigunta) which is about 130 kilometers from Chennai and proceed to the temple by road from there, Press Trust of India reported quoting officials.

Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple is a landmark Vaishnavite temple situated in the hill town of Tirumala at Tirupati in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

The Temple is dedicated to Lord Sri Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from trials and troubles of Kali Yuga. Hence the place has also got the name Kaliyuga Vaikuntham and Lord here is referred to as Kaliyuga Prathyaksha Daivam. The temple is also known by other names like Tirumala Temple, Tirupati Temple,

Tirupati Balaji Temple. Lord Venkateswara is known by many other names: Balaji, Govinda, and Srinivasa.[2]

Wickremesinghe is set to return to Sri Lanka on the same day after offering prayers at the hill temple.

He was in India in October last, for an official visit and had last year offered prayers at the Sri Krishna temple at Guruvayur in Kerala.

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 Lord Balaji temple at Tirumala
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