Tirumala, Dec 7:
Ace badminton player and former world No. 1 Saina Nehwal offered prayers at the temple of Lord Venkateswara here.
Ms. Saina, who visited the temple during the VIP break, placed her wedding card at the feet of the presiding deity seeking divine blessings for her marriage with Parupalli Kashyap on December 16. She later deposited the card in the ‘hundi’ as is the practice.
People of both Telugu States, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka attach significance to the age-old tradition of offering the first wedding card to the deity.
Recently, RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani offered the wedding card of his daughter Isha, whose marriage was fixed on December 12.
Saina was accompanied by her parents and family members.