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Tirumala pilgrims rewrite records

Tirumala pilgrims rewrite records

0 on January 7, 2017, 10:09 am / in Editor's Pick, General

Religiosity is on the upswing in the Telugu states like, in the critical words of late poet Gajjela Malla Reddy ‘overflowing drainage’. With more and more people swarming for a darshan of Lord Venkateswara, records are being rewritten in Tirumala.  As many as 2.6 crore (26 million) devotees had a darshan of the Lord in the year 2016. That is more […]

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TTD new EO Sambasiva Rao walking up to Tirumala to take charge.

New TTD EO Sambasiva Rao walks up to Tirumala to take charge

0 on December 17, 2014, 12:35 pm / in General, Headlines

Newly appointed Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam Executive Officer D Sambasiva Rao on Wednesday walked up the hills to Tirumala to take charge of his responsibilities. Sambasiva Rao, who was with Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu during the recent trip to Singapore, is  known as a non-corrupt officer. Sambasiva Rao, who was earlier Principal Secretary, Municipal Administration and Urban Development, had been transferred […]

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The TTD pointman for pleasing VIPs

How Dollar Seshadri manages to stay put in TTD

0 on September 9, 2012, 8:55 pm / in Editor's Pick, Headlines

There is a curious tale behind Dollar Seshadri’s extension recently by the TTD. It may be recalled that the man for all seasons was given a two-year extension by the board amid protests, followed by a writ petition in the High Court. The Board’s note in this regard said that the services of the controversial insider of the Tirumala temple […]

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Shirdi overtaking Tirumala as pilgrim centre?

Shirdi overtaking Tirumala as pilgrim centre?

0 on April 6, 2012, 11:51 am / in Editor's Pick, Headlines, Politics

Tirumala is known in India as the richest temple. But Lord Venkateswara is likely to be overtaken by Sai Baba of Shirdi, if the present trends are any indication. Sai Baba, a Muslim fakir (whose real name is unknown), who combined the teachings of Islam and Hinduism, came to Shirdi in Ahmadnagar district of Maharashtra  in 1850s and became a […]

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Krishnadevaraya’s jewelry in Tirumala gone for good!

Krishnadevaraya’s jewelry in Tirumala gone for good!

0 on January 11, 2012, 10:33 am / in Politics

What happened to all the gold ornaments, jewels and other precious offerings made to Lord Sri Venkateswara at Tirumala by Vijayanagara emperor Sri Krishnadevaraya? The question pops up in the backdrop of the report of the expert committee which revealed that the present jewellery in the custody of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) did not match those reportedly donated by the […]

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