Tirupati(AP), Feb 22 (PTI) Railway Minister Piyush Goyal Friday offered prayers at the famous hill shrine of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala near here. Also Read - Pakistan PM Imran Khan To Take Vote of Confidence From The Assembly after Facing Defeat in Senate Elections

The union minister was accompanied by his wife Seema and other family members. Also Read - Budget session of Mizoram Assembly from March 12

Goyal arrived here Thursday and after an overnight stay on the hills, took part in the ‘abhishekam’ (celestial bath) conducted by the priests for the main deity of Lord Venkateswara at the sanctum sanctorum in the shrine, a temple official told PTI. Also Read - Rahul Gandhi treks Tirumala hills, prays at Lord Balaji temple

On his arrival, the Railway Minister was received by top officials of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which governs the ancient shrine, the official added.

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