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PM offers prayers at Kollur temple Udupi in India

Udupi, July 27 (BAN/ AD): On Friday PM Ranil and his wife Maithree offered prayers at the Kollur Sri Mookambika temple Udupi in India. PM arrived at Mangaluru airport along with his wife. He was to take chopper from the airport to the Areshiroor helipad near Kollur but due to bad weather he had to travel by road.

As per reports security was heightened following the recent bomb blasts in Sri Lanka. Only the select archaks, members of the temple committee and temple staff were allowed inside the temple. Mr. Wickremesinghe and his wife arrived were given a grand welcome by the temple authorities, Udupi deputy commissioner and superintendent of police.

OM and his wife offered prayers to Goddess Mookambika and then headed to offer Poornahuthi at the Nava Chandika Yaga that was being held at the temple’s Yaga Shala. The rituals of the Yaga had started on Thursday and were completed on Friday.

Previously PM had visited the famous temple on November 21, 2017.

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