Tirupati to Have Free Food For all Devotees
The Venkateshwara temple is the richest Hindu temple with devotees standing in line simply to drop their offerings in the ‘hundi.’
TIRUMALA (IANS) – The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which administers the affairs of the world’s richest Hindu temple here, on Feb.17, approved its budget for 2022-23, with revenue estimates pegged at Rs 3,096.40 crore.
For the current year, the lion’s share of revenues totaling Rs 1000 crore are anticipated from the temple ‘Hundi’ or devotees’ offerings. Similarly, interest receipts are expected to generate Rs 668.51 crore, while Rs 365 crore is expected to be realized from laddu and other ‘prasadam’ sales.
While on the subject of food, TTD Board, chairman Y.V. Subba Reddy announced that it has been decided to provide free food to all pilgrims at Tirumala.
He said that in future, private restaurants and eateries will not be allowed to operate out of Tirumala. They have all been given the opportunity to change their business in the hill top temple town.