Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu was present on the occasion where tight security arrangements were in place.

Later Naidu, observing the three-and-half-decade-old practice, on behalf of the state government, offered a set of new silk clothes to the shrine on the occasion of the advent of the navaratri festival, temple sources said.

The high priests received the clothes from Naidu and it would be adorned on the presiding deity on the 'Garudaseva' day on the fifth day of the Brahmotsavam on September 30, they added.

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