2020-05-21 07:16:32 :
With uncertainty persevering with as to when the darshan will resume, Sri Venkateswara temple authorities on Wednesday determined to sell ‘Tirupati laddu Prasadam’ or the sacred providing amongst devotees at 50 per cent discount throughout Andhra Pradesh and in state capitals of neighbouring states.
The laddu, weighing 175 gm, shall be bought for Rs 25, towards its precise worth of Rs 50 in regular days.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the affairs of the world’s richest Hindu temple, took the choice in view of the persevering with uncertainty over resumption of darshan.
It has been two months since darshan was stopped for the devotees at the hill shrine in view of the lockdown to include the unfold of Covid-19.
TTD Belief Board Chairman Y.V Subba Reddy mentioned the laddu prasadam shall be made out there shortly at all TTD Kalyana Mandapams and data centres current in all of the 13 district headquarters in Andhra Pradesh together with Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru.
He mentioned resuming of Srivari darshan to devotees is dependent upon the Central authorities’s resolution to carry the lockdown. “We have been receiving emails and phones on when we would resume darshan. But it all depends on the government’s decision of lifting lockdown,” he mentioned.
Reddy mentioned despite the lockdown restrictions, the devotees had been generously contributing by way of e-Hundi and thus, expressing their immense devotion.
Throughout April 2020, the e-Hundi assortment stood at Rs 1.97 crore, a rise of Rs 18 lakh over the contribution made by devotees electronically throughout the identical month final 12 months.
Reddy mentioned responding to devotees’ beneficiant contributions to e-Hundi, TTD determined to resume laddu prasadam sale and supply 50 per cent discount.
Devotees requiring bulk amount shall have to contact the Srivari Temple Deputy EO on 9849575952 and Potu Peishkar on 9701092777 for his or her extra requirement whose supply could be made at the TTD centres. The graduation of Laddu sale by TTD shall be determined in two or three days.
The TTD Chairman dismissed experiences in a piece of media that TTD has no funds to even for the upkeep of the temple and to pay salaries to its workers. “I have already clarified on this and reiterate now that we have no scarcity of funds and there will not be any problem to pay salaries and pensions to our employees as well as for maintenance. As per state government norms, we have paid March and April salaries and are ready to pay salaries for May,” he mentioned.