Friday, August 27, 2010

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams today news

Press Release
Tirumala, August 23:
Sri I Y R Krishna Rao, Executive Officer of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams today announced relaxation of timing for benefit of the devotees using the foot walkers path from Alipiri.
The footwalkers path for devotees who climbed to Tirumala will henceforth be kept open from 4AM in the morning to 10PM in the night. For last two weeks the foot walkers path shut down between night 10PM to Morning 6AM.
In a statement Sri Rao appealed to the devotees to cooperate with the TTD as the new measure was enforced for their safety and protection in view of the recent scare caused in the last two months by the panthers to the devotees coming by the foot walkers path.
Sri Rao said the Foot walkers path was shut down in the nights after 10 PM for two weeks from August 7 th to August 22 nd to facilitate the forest guards and police to lay trap to catch the rogue panther. One panther was caught while another one a female is still at large.
The Executive Officer said that TTD had also decided to shift the deer park with 270 deers at the 7 thkm mark on the foot walker’s path as the wild animals were coming to the foot walkers path and scaring the devotees as they were attracted to the deer. The Deer park was proposed to be shifted to Chittoor or Idupulapaya in Kadapa.

Prxess Release
Tirumala- July -30
The Annual Brahmotsavams of Srivari Temple Tirumala will be conducted from 11-09-2010 to 19-09-2010 and also Navarathri Brahmotsavams will be conducted from 08-10-2010 to 16-10-2010. The following are the Brahmotsavam programme as per TTD Panchangam.
Pedda Sesha Vahanam
Chinna Sesha Vahanam
Hamsa Vahanam
Simha Vahanam
Muthyapupandhiri Vahanam
Kalpha Vriksha Vahanam
Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam
Mohini Avatharam
Garuda Vahanam
Hanumantha Vahanam
Gaja Vahanam
Surya Prabha Vahanam
Chandra Prabha Vahanam
Rathotsavam (7.50 A.M.)
Aswa Vahanam
Chakrasnanam (6.00 AM)
Dwaja Avarohanam
Bangaru Thiruchi Vahanam
Pedda Sesha Vahanam
Chinna Sesha Vahanam
Hamsa Vahanam
Simha Vahanam
Muthyapupandhiri Vahanam
Kalpha Vriksha Vahanam
Sarva Bhoopala Vahanam
Mohini Avatharam
Garuda Vahanam
Hanumantha Vahanam
Gaja Vahanam
Surya Prabha Vahanam
Chandra Prabha Vahanam
Bangaru Rathotsavam (7.00 A.M.)
Aswa Vahanam
Chakrasnanam (6.00 AM)
Navarathri Koluvu Asthanam
Accommodation on Donor slip during the period of Brahmotsavam shall be accepted for self-donors only. No Advance Reservation for accommodation during Brahmotsavams.

TIRUPATI 26, July 2010
IIM, Bangalore to conduct tests for TTD ministerial jobs
IIT, Chennai to conduct written tests for TTD engineering posts
NO Interviews, says EO Sri IYR Krishna Rao
Do not fall prey to unscrupulous elements , he advises job seekers
76,000 applications received as on date
TTD Executive Officer Sri I. Y.R. Krishna Rao said today that the TTD had entrusted the task of ministerial recruitments to the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in the temple administration.
The executive officer said the IIM will make recruitments in a fool proof and transparent system for all posts of UD Steno, LD Steno, LD Typist, and Jr.Asst. Asst/Shroff and Asst.Engineer & Asst.Exe.Engineer in engineering cadre. ‘ All the candidates will have to write a written test for the ministerial posts the successful candidates will be appointed on the merit basis’, he said .“There will be no interviews “he clarified.
He said similarly the IIT, Chennai will conduct written tests for the posts of Asst.Engineer and Asst.Exe.Engineer as was done last time. There will be no interviews for appointments in this category as well. Sri Rao said following notifications for jobs issued on July 12 last, nearly 76000 applications have been received as of now even though the last date was July30.
The EO said it had come to the knowledge of TTD Management that certain un-scrupulous elements are collecting the money promising jobs and recruitment in TTD. ‘People are advised to refrain and guard themselves against such campaigns and follow the right method of applying and appearing for the written tests “, he said. People are advised to not fall prey to designs of such un-scrupulous elements and function with full faith in Lord Venkateswara.

Tirupati 13 May 2010
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has taken a decision to allow the grihastas of various tickets with a proof of identity so as to avoid malpractices if any. This decision will be implemented from May 14 onwards.
Further The Dy.Exe. Officer (Temple) Sri TT, Tirumala is directed to intimate all the Grihastas who have booked the tickets through advance reservation system, that proof of identity will be insisted on the Grihastas when they report at Vaikuntam Queue Complex- I for attending the seva w.e.f. 14-05-2010. If the Grihastas do not produce the proof of identity, they will not be allowed to attend the seva. Information may be sent to all the grihastas immediately requesting them to bring the proof of identity while attending the sevas/Utsavams.
The Executive Officer has also directed to implement proof of identity for discretionary quota also. The Dy. Exe. Officer (Temple) Sri TT is directed to ensure proper checking of proof of identity for all the Grihastas who have procured tickets through discretionary quota also.
Hence, the Seva Ticket holders are appealed to observe the change and co-operated with the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams in this regard.
Issued by the Public Relations Officer, TTD

PIC- e-darshan and e-booking of Lord Venkateswara
The divine shrine of Lord Venkateswara has also been e-enabled for the benefit of lakhs of devotees landing here for his darahsn.
The Tirumala Tirupati Dewasthanam's( TTD) have developed a Pilgrim Information Centre ( PIC) with the support of IT gaint HCL to keep the devotees informed about the sevas, darshan, travel and other amenities available a t the Tirumala and Tirupati on a 24x7 basis .
The small centre nestled in the Administrative offices of the TTD is always buzzling with activity as they receive 1500 domestic calls during day and hundreds of overseas calls during nights .
"They ask us about availability from three months to five years and also enquire about their DD's sent earlier and confirmation" says Raju, an executive of the PIC.
The HCL has developed the technology and is also maintaining it free of cost for the TTD.Twentyeight executives including 18 women and four supervisors are trained to receive calls from all over the world and speak in English, Hindi, Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Hindi .
The PIC has links with the Arjitha seva server on internet to get information on the devotees requests for darshan spread over five years.
Centre head K B Srihari says that e-darshan is also made available gby offering them tickets for sevas after three days of booking upto 90 days .
He says they offered information on all services including doantions, accomodation, sevas, travel and also tenders called for by the TTD. " This is an one window facility for all enquiries about the TTD's funcitoning " he says.
The PIC also undertook netbooking of all requirements of the devotees online . "All the devotees hve to do on landing at Tirumala is to provide proff of their identity and get all the benefits for which they had already paid for ", he says.
Once the payments is confirmed the TTD sent a confirmation letter to them to the address mentioned so that there is no ambiguity on their requests.
"The e-darshan and PIC are two unique facilities offered on line by the TTD for the benefit of devotees who are busy and also come prepared for their visit to Tirupati "says K V Ramanachari, the Excecutive Oficer of TTD.
It is now possible to make an e-booking of your darsham with the presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara just like you book your travel . All you have to do is to dial 0877- 22 77777 or 2233333 for instant information and bookings .

Tirumala - a paradise for pilgrims
The hoarse cry of Govinda, Govinda reverberates the Sheshagiri Hills of Tirumala reminds every visitor that he was in the care of the Sri Venkateswara .
Lakhs of pilgrims chant the Govinda mantra as they enter the abode of Sri Venkateswara .The mantra gives them energy to wait for hours for the darshan of the presiding deity of Tirumala and also stamina to come on foot trekking 3661 steps and nine kms from the Tirupati .
The deity is hailed as Perumal down south , Srinivasa in West and Balaji in North . But for all he is the saviour from all difficulties and hardships and a messiah and savior .
For the devout followers of Perumal alias Sri Venkateswara or Malayalappaswami across the globe , Tirumala is just the heaven on earth and for pilgrims across the country it is a paradise.
The serpentine ghat roads surrounded by velvet green forests enchant the pilgrims who arrive in lakhs for the glimpse of Sri Venkateswara who blesses them to achieve their goals and gives boons to every one and all.
or many just the darhsan of Sri Venkateswara is fulfillment of their life ambition and such devouts come all the way from parts of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka . “They do not seek rooms or prasadam but only the darshan of their beloved deity “ says Dr.A.V. Ramana Dikshitulu the chief priest of Tirumala .

Tirumala, Aug 25, 2010
Tirumala, 25 Aug (P.R.O) Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri K.ROSAIAH visited Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala on Wednesday morning. On his arrival in front of Sri Vari Temple the priests and officials have welcomed the Hon'ble Chief Minister with Temple honors ( ISTHIPAKAL). After dharshan of lord, Sri I.Y.R.Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, TTDs has presented Sri Vari Prasadam, the veda pandits of the temple have blessed him with Vedic Hymns at Ranganayakula Mandapam. Hon'ble Ministers Sri Ramachandra Reddy accompanied Chief Minister.
Earlier Dr. N.Yuvaraj, Joint Executive Officer received the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at Sri Padmavathi Guest House, Tirupati
Sri V.Seshadhri, Dist Collector, Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer, Sri P.V.S.Ramakrishna, Dist Supdt of Police, Sri M.K.Singh, C.V&S.O, Dist and TTD Officials were present.

Tirupati, Aug 24, 2010
Tirupati, 24 Aug (P.R.O) Srinivasa Padmavathi Kalyanam and Raksha Bandanam was performed with religious fervour in connection with Sravana Pournami Mahotsavam at the grounds behind TTD Adm Bldg, Tirupati on Tuesday morning. Large number of devotees witnessed the celestial wedding.Earlier Sri Sri Sri Siddeswarananda Bharathi Swamy of Siddeswari Peethadhipathi, Courtallam gave anugraha Bhashanam and Sri D.K.Audikesavulu Chairman TTDs addressed the gathering. Later Raksha Kankanams, Prasadam and Books were distributed to the devotees who attended the kalyanam.
Dr. N.Yuvaraj, Joint Executive Officer, TTDs, Dr. Kavitha Prasad, Secretary DPP, Senior Officials of TTD and devotees witnessed the celestial wedding.

Tirumala, Aug 15, 2010

Tirumala, 15 Aug (P.R.O) As part of the Anniversary Celebration of NADA NEERAJANAM Programme, A dance troupe from Indonesia performed mythological “RAMAYANA” dance ballet at the Nada Neerajanam platform near the Srivari Temple at Tirumala on Sunday, August 15 th.

To mark the first year anniversary the Indonesian group - Wayang Wong – performed ‘The Ramayana Ballet’ on the Nada Neerajanam vedika .The team led by Budiartha Inymon with 30 artists including five female artists , ten male and a fifteen member orchestra will present the epic story of Ramayana in nine parts

Sri I.Y.R.Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, TTDs, Sri Chinta Mohan, M.P, Dr. N.Yuvaraj, Joint Executive Officer, Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer, Sri M.K.Singh, C.V&S.O, Smt. Janaki, Municipal Commissioner, Dr. Kavitha Prasad, Secretary HDPP and large number of devotees witnessed the programme.

Hyderabad, Aug 14, 2010

Hyderabad, 14 Aug (P.R.O) In all 79 coupled tied the wedding knots at the Lalitakala thoranam in Hyderabad today as part of the 6 th phase of Kalyanamastu program of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam’s iin the presence of Chief Minister K Rosaiah.
The Kalyanamastu, free mass marriages was organized by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams especially for the benefit of people of Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy district at Lalitakalathoranam mandapam in the public gardens.
The chief minister K Rosaiah blessed the couple who had chosen to wed on the auspicious muhurtam of Hrasta Nakshatram , Tula lagnam at 11.49 AM on Saturday and wished they would also observe the norm of small family to enhance prosperity and happiness in their married life .
As part of the Kalyanamastu program TTD gifted a gold mangala sutram, new clothes , toe rings and made fool proof arrangements for the mass wedding and also provided wedding feast for the newly wedded couple and their guests.
Chairman of TTD’s Sri D K Adikeshavulu , Executive officer of TTD’s Sri I Y R Krishna Rao ,Endownment Minister Sri Gade Venkat Reddy, Home Minister Smt Sabita Indra Reddy, Collector of Hyderabad Sri Gulzar and Dr Kavita Prasad, secretary of Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad particiapted in the event.

Tirupati, Aug 10, 2010

TTD Chairman Sri D.K.Audikesavulu is seen releasing wall poster of Dharma Parirakshana Maha Yagam in Tirupati on Aug 10. Kurthala Peethadhipathi Sri Sri Sri Sidheswaranandabharathi swamy is also seen.

Tirupati, 10 Aug (P.R.O) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Trust Board Chairman Sri D K Audikesavulu on Tuesday said with the blessings of Kurthala Peethadhipathi Sri Sri Sri Sidheswaranandabharathi swamy, TTD under the banner of Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad is organizing ‘ Dharma Parirakshana Maha Yagam” from August 12 to September 2 at Sri Vishnu Yagasala located in Sri Venkateswara Vedic University. , near Alipiri .
He said the yagam will be performed daily up to 1300 hours and again commence t from 1500 hours to 1800 hours in 12 Homa kundas established in the middle of sprawling red sanders plantation in the Vedic University complex and the TTD had sanctioned Rs 3 lakhs for the event in its last board meeting.
The 21-day yagam will be conducted under the guidance and supervision of Kurthala Siddeswari Peetham Peethadhipathi Sri Sri Sri Jagathguru Siddeswarananda Bharathi mahaswamy , who has already arrived in the temple town on Chaturmasa Deeksha for two months, he said .
The grand Dharma Rakshana Mahayagam, a rare event is conducted for the well being of the humanity and peace and tranquility in the country and to protect dharma in the society, the Chairman said.
Speaking on the occasion, Kurthala Peethadhipathi Sidheswaranandabharathi swamy said that irrespective of caste and creed everery one who had ‘faith’ and belief in Almighty could participate in the yagam.
The Swamiji said Sudarshana yagam, Chandi, Venkateswara and Navagraha yagam will be performed during the 21-days Yagam and is expected to yield good results as it was being performed in the auspicious vicinity of the Divyaksheetram .
Earlier, the Chairman said a 3-day festival I will be held from August 14 to synchronise with the completion of year long celebration of the Naada neraajanam where renowned artists across the country performed which included daily telecast of the classical event by the TTD-run SVB channel .
The high light of the anniversary celebrations of Naada neraajanam is performance of a ballet on Ramayana by an artists team from Indonesia .
The chairman further said in all 25 Padmasri artists, eight padma Bhushan and six Padma Vibhushan awardees performed at Naada neerajanam stage established in front of Srivari Temple at Tirumala during the year .
He said the sixth phase of Sri Kalyanamastu (mass marriages) programme will be launched on August 14 th at Lalithakalatoranam in Hyderabad where nearly 100 couples will tie the knot on auspicious Muhurtam . So far 34,000 poor couple were married off in the five phases of kalyanamastu (mass marriages) programmes held at various places in the state .
The chairman said in phased manner, the Kalyanamastu program will be conducted across the state and also Tamil Nadu and Karnataka states .
He said that on August 12, Srinivasa Kalyanam will held at Kaivaram located near Chintamani between Madanapalle –Bangalore road ..
Among others who participated in the meeting were Kailashpuri Swamy of Karnataka, Prof Sudarshana Sarama ,vice chancellor of Sri Venkateswara Vedic University and HDPP Secretary Dr Kavita Prasad and others.

Tirupati, Aug 06, 2010

Tirupati 06 Aug (P.R.O) The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer Sri.I.Y.R. Krishna Rao said that the written tests for the all category of vacancies in the TTD will be conducted on September 26 at the 93 identified centers in and around of Tirupati.
He said 1,12,462 applications received from the candidates through online for 186 vacancies in five different categories of which 77,186 candidates only paid the amount towards application fee and the tests comprising of objective type questions related to their Analytical ability, , mathematical Ability, Logical Reasoning, Knowledge in English and Telugh and in General Knowledge, the Executive officer said.
He said the tests will be conducted in a transparent and vigilant manner and the test duration was two hours in two sessions .The first session will be held from 1100 hours to 1300 hours for Jr.Assistant post category while the second session will be held from 1500 hours to 1700 hours for the remaining category posts, he said.
The EO said there will be no negative marking and the candidates have to darken the circle with HB pencil against an option considered correct for every question in the Answer sheet during the examination as the answer sheet will be read by OMR machine, he added.
Earlier, the Executive officer conducted a review meeting on conduction of the examinations and arrangements with 13 officials including district collector Sri V.Seshadri, district superintendent of police Sri. .Ramakrishna, RDO Sri. .Prasad, TTDs Joint Executive officer Dr.N.Yuvraj and Tirupati Municipal Corporation Commissioner Mrs.Janaki.

Tirumala, Aug 06, 2010

Tirumala, 06 Aug (P.R.O)
Two Brahmotsavam from Sept.11
I Y R Krishna rao directs coordination of all departments, police and APSRTC
Advises buffer stock of laddu prasadam
Exhorts officials on cleanliness and sanitation
Special efforts for parking facilities and cranes
TIRUMALA, August 6 : The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Executive Officer Sri.I.Y.R. Krishna Rao today directed all concerned department heads of the temple administration to to take up all necessary steps for smooth conduct of the ensuing Srivari Salakatla (September 11-19) and Navarathri Brahmotsavams ( October 8-16).
While conducting a review meeting at Annamayya Bhavan here with the all concerned departments including police and APSRTC the Executive Officer said the engineering department to speed up repairs in all cottages, dormitories and Housing spots besides the barricades around the holy four mada streets.
He also advised the temple Deputy Executive officer to keep buffer stock of Srivari Prasadam Laddu to meet the heavy pilgrim demand during the brahmotsams. Sufficient barbers should engage at kalyanakatta to meet the demand during the Brahmotsavams. He advised the police to make necessary arrangements for parking to avoid traffic jams in Tirumala hills, and instructed them to keep cranes ready to shift the brake-down vehicles on ghat roads. Sufficient fire extinguishers should be kept at all important places to avoid any untoward incidents,
The Executive officer also requested the Dharma prachara Parishad (DPP) official to provide uniforms in advance for the Sri Vari vahana barriers and renowned artists should be engaged to perform at various places during the brahmotsavams.
He also said the DPP should select special commentators for live coverage of the daily vahanams during the brahmotsams, He asked the health department officials to take up all necessary steps in clearing the garbage at all places in Tirumala including pilgrims compartment without causing any inconvenience to the pilgrims and efficient maintenance of toilets along the including Tirumala footpath way.
He also requested the TTD officials to form special teams to physically inspect along the Tirumala foot way and take up necessary repair measures immediately if needed.
Earlier, a special officer send by Krishna District collector Sri.Piyush Kumar presented a memento to TTD Executive officer Sri I.Y.R. Krishna Rao for participating in Sri Krishnadevaraya’s coronation celebrations held at Vijayawada on July 23. Among who participated in the review meeting were Tirumala Special officer Sri.A. V. Dharma Reddy, TTDs Chief Vigilance and Security officer Sri. M. K. Singh, Addl.SP, Tirupati Urban Police Commissionerate Sri. Ravinder, Chittor District Joint Collector Sri. Pradyumna Kumar and other officials from TTD, APSRTC and Police

Kanipakkam, July 15 2010

Kanipakkam, 15 July(P.R.O) The Maha Ganapathi Homam has begun at Kannipakkam Sri Varasiddi Vinayaka Swamy Temple on July 15. Sri D.K.Audikesavaulu, Chairman TTDs who attended the programme said that the Maha Ganapathi programme and Bhakthi Chaitanya Ratha Yatra is meant for loka Kalyanam, he further said that this Maha Ganapathi Homam will be conducted in eleven places in the state viz Sri Rajarajeswari Ammavari Devasthanam, Nellore on July, 19th Sri Durga Malleswara Swamy Temple, Vijayawada on July, 23rd, Sri Vigneswara Swamyvari Aalayam, Inavelli on August, 6th, Sri Sampath Vinayaka swamy Temple, Vizag on August, 16th Sri Bhadrakali Ammavari Aalayam, Warangal on August 18th, Sri Ramalingeswaera Swamy Temple, Keeseraguta (R.R. District) on September 1st, Sri Ganesh Temple at Secunderabad on September 2nd, Sri Nagareswara Swamy Aalayam, Kurnool on September 5th, Sri Someswara Swamy Aalayam, Devuni Kadapa on 7th and a Maha Purnahuthi programme will be performed at Swyambu Sri Varasiddhi Swamy Homams will be performed at all the said shrines from 7.30 AM to 10.30 AM on the above said scheduled dates.
The Chairman also said that the above programme Vrathams and Homams will be performed under the aegis of the commissionrate of Endowments and Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams with the assistance of Sri Varasiddhi Vinayaka Swamyvari Devasthanam (Kanipakam), T.T.Ds and Sri Venkateswara Bhakti Channel.
Dr.N.Yuvaraj, Joint Executive Officer, TTDs, Sri Ravi, M.L.A, Sri T.Sivaji, Executive Officer, Kanipakkam Temple, devotees took part.

Vizianagaram, June 30 2010

Vizianagaram, 30 June (P.R.O) Govinda kalyanam is conducted at Gumma Lakshmipuram in Vizianagaram district on Wednesday in a grand manner. Sri I Y R Krishna Rao, Executive Officer, TTD while addressing the devotees he said that the TTD in conducting such Govinda Kalyanams as part of Dharma Pracharam in rural areas. Earlier the same Kalyanams were conducted in five rural areas of East Godavari district. Next month onwards, the TTD is also planning to conduct similar Kalyanotsavams in Fishermen Villages in the coastal belt he added. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams medical and ayurvedic doctors with paramedical staff conducted medical camp and distributed medicines to the Tribals. Dr. Medasani Mohan, Director, Annamacharya Project Sri Korada Ramakrishna, Co-Ordinator, Sir Srinivas Executive Engineer have Co-ordinated the entire event. Sri Janardhan Thataraju, Local MLA., ZPTC, MPTC, Sarpanches, Sri Vari Sevaks and large number of devotees has participated.
Sri Srinivasa Kalyanotsavams organized by the TTD received tremendous response and adoration across the country. With the experience gained by organizing these kalyanams vis-à-vis the demand for similar replication of the event down the line at the grassroots level, it has become imperative that TTD should launch this divine event at the Mandal level in each district starting with the East Godavari from the agency areas. My whirlwind tour of the agency area during Kalyanamastu phase-5 gave me an impression that unless and until we reach the people at the agency area with the divine message that God as the father, we as His children, where the mass of people are vulnerable to conversions, it is difficult to preserve, protect and promote the Hindu culture and the Hindu traditions to which the TTD is committed through its various wings like the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad Central / District / Mandal Dharmic councils and other allied projects. We have so far organized about 70 Sree Sreenivasa Kalyanams across the country from the tip of Himalayas down to Cape Commerin, involving huge lakhs of devotees and cross-sections of the people. These divine events have positively contributed to the process of divinization of community. The strength and support bases for any divine culture lie in the grass root level community.
Already the HDPP has made strong impacts on the minds of the public in the rural areas through its district-based agencies popularizing the sanatana Dharmic values and norms of good life pregnant in our puranas, sastras and other related works through audio visual and theatric performances.

Sri I.Y.R. Krishna Rao, IAS, EO, TTD, has taken clue during his interactions with the public through DIAL YOUR E.O to undertake the mission with zeal and enthusiasm involving the tribal people. The TTD could help networking with the TTD and the Govt agencies already committed this and working through Endowments Department in main.
God had chosen forests as His dwelling places when we understand Naimisa Aranyam and its background origin. We have several rishis and hermits like Bharadwaja, Atri, Vasishta, Gowtama, divine personalities like Lady Sabari and Guha, who hosted Rama and Lakshmana during their sojourn in the forest, the disciplined and skilled youth like Ekalavya, great teachers like Vyasa and Drona, Bhagavata Uttamas like Suka and so on. These are the people that were so favoured fabulously by God, and we need to remind them of their cultural ethos and background and take the message of Lord Venkateswara, none other than GOVINDA in Kaliyuga that we as Hindus are members of the same family fathered by Lord Govinda and forge the bonds of fraternity and universal family.
It is high time that we need to provide certain community assets like temples or mandirs installing or consecrating Lord Venkateswara’s idols there at once and provide some thatched shelters as Dammakka did for Lord Rama of Bharadrachalam those days, which has gradually evolved as the focal temple of worship for Indians at length. We have already schemes approved by the TTD Board to provide these idols and mikesets free of cost for these Dalitwads or tribal hamlets. We have to gear up the machinery with missionary zeal to protect our culture and our brothern. SREE GOVINDA KALYANAMS is the only way to generate the spirit of Bhakti and to motivate the people towards their home theme of Vedic Culture. The Endowments Department, the ITDA and the TTD together with the like-minded organizations have to work in tandem and take this flagship programme to the masses and the classes at the agency areas initially and continue this current across the state of Andhra Pradesh, by involving and roping in the SVETA-trained archaks hailing from these agency areas and making them the formidable agents with our backup support and guidance.

Tirumala, June 02 2010


Tirumala, 02 June(P.R.O) Hon'ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh Sri K.Rosaiah inaugurated Newly Constructed VASANTHA MANDAPAM at Tirumala on Wednesday morning.
The New Vasanthotsavam Mandapam was planned duly providing the existing central mandapam (SANNIDHI) at the same place for performing Sri Vari Vasanthotsavam and the outer wall of mandapam with temple architecture of stone masonry.
Inside Mandapam in front of the Sannidhi there are 12nos of Annivoti stone Sthambhams are erected.
Inside Mandapam all round of the Sannidhi there are 8 nos. of Chitrakanta sthambams are erected.
Estimated cost ---- Rs. 5. 16 crores
Size of the Mandapam ---- 143’-0 x 72’-0”
Plinth area ---- 10300 sft
Accommodation ---- 1200 grihasthas
Date of handing over site ---- 20-01-2006
Date of completion ---- 31-03-2010
Name of the contractor ---- Sri V.Natarajan, Silpi
Contractor, Tiruchy.
Hon'ble Ministers Sri Ramachandra Reddy, Smt. Galla Aruna Kumari, Sri Raghuveera Reddy, Sri P.Subhash Chandra Bose, Chairman Legislative Coucil Sri Chakrapani accompanied Chief Minister.
TTD Board Members Sri Kale YaSri V.Seshadhri, Dist Collector, Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer, Sri P.V.S.Ramakrishna, Dist Supdt of Police, Sri Ammi Reddy, Adm S.P, Dist and TTD Officials were present.

San Jose (USA), May 09 2010


San Jose (U.S.A) 09 May(P.R.O) The cloudy sky and the rising humidity did not deter the devotees of Lord Venkateswara to make a beeline to the Sunnyvale Hindu temple at San Jose to worship and beget his blessings.
Since early morning they came in their cars from far off places like Liverpool, Bay area and other regions of California State to participate in the unique Sevas like Suprabatham, Archana and Tomala .
Doddapaneni Sagar and Asuri Vijaya enthralled the devotees with their melodious rendering of Annamacharya kirtans at the Auditorium of Sunnyvale temple. Special kiosks were set up in the auditorium for benefit of devotees to purchase traditional attire, tickets for all sevas and also prepare themselves for the rituals.
The Srivari sevas were being performed overseas at the United States in the same pattern and tradition as they were conducted at the Srivari Temple at Tirumala. ‘The objective is to ensure that more and more common devotees of Lord Venkateswara, though they were living in far off places, get to perform these sevas and also get blessings ‘says Dr. R Kavita Prasad, Secretary of Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad, which was spearheading the campaign to take Lord Venkateswara’s blessings to common man all over India and also abroad.
Prominent among those who participated in the morning sevas which began at American time 6.00 AM ( Indian time 20.00 hours ) were Jayaram Komati , president of TANA and Telugu Times , Raj Bhanot , chairman of Sunnyvale Hindu Temple , Koti Reddt ( chairman of Delegates Committee ) Subba Row Chennuri , Managing Editor of Telugu Times , Tulasi Tummala and Veeru Uppala of Bay Area Telugu Association , Prasanna Reddy, chairman of Liverpool Hindu Temple and Raghavamma , President of Liverpool Temple.
Among the officials of the TTD, Dr. M Anjaiah ( Board member), Murali Krishna , Umapathi , Vijaya Kumar, Sri Ramana and Venugopal. A Team of priests from Tirumala led by Sridhar Swamy are performing all the rituals and special sevas at the Sunnyvale temple for the benefit of the NRI devotees.
Dr. G.V.Dasharathi , a soft ware engineer at a multinational Pharma giant said he was grateful to the TTD and the Sunnyvale temple for having enabled them to witness the celestial events in the United state itself . ‘We have been trying to visit Tirumala for last few years but were unable to go due to some reason or other. We are blessed by Lord Venkateswara now after a long wait ‘he said. Dasharathi had come along with his family to Sunnyvale driving a long way from Chicago to witness the rituals.
The TTD officials also organized distribution of original laddu prasadam which was air lifted from Tirumala for the benefit of the devotees. ‘We wanted to ensure that all devotees who came to participate in the rituals did not go without the Laddu Prasadam ‘said T.Ravi, Pro of the TTD who has been supervising the arrangements.
Nearly hundreds participated in the early morning sevas like Suprabatham, Tomala and Archana sevas which were performed to the Utsava idols of Lord Venkateswara and his two consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi in the sprawling auditorium of Sunnyvale Hindu Temple. The idols will be installed in the temple for future worshipping and praying by all devotees, says Dr Kavita Prasad.
As this report is being generated thousands are gathering at the auditorium for witnessing the celestial event of Srinivasa Kalyanam , the wedding of Lord Venkateswara with his consorts. The event is performed every day at the Srivari Temple for the benefit of thousands of devotees who come Tirumala.’ The legend of the celestial event is both a soother and a blessing for the mankind and reliever of all pains, problems etc faced by the human beings ‘ says the temple priests Dr A V Ramana Dikshitulu who could not visit the US.
The organizers of the event – Sunnyvale Temple authorities and others of TANA and BATA associations have made elaborate arrangements for the comfort and benefit of the devotees for parking, rest rooms, child care and also purchase of traditional clothes- dhoti and saris for participating in the event .special shuttles were also arranged from the parking zones to the Sunnyvale temple for the comfort of the devotees traveling from far off places in the US.

New Jersy, May 01 2010


New Jersy(U.S.A) 01 May(P.R.O) For the first time in the history , the coveted and divine celestial event of Srinivasa Kalyanam was performed in the United States of America.
Thousands of Indians and also Americans clad in festive apparels participated in the ceremony held at the sprawling Guruvayurappan temple in Morganville, NJ.
The colorful event was a spectacular feast to the Indians as the wedding of Lord Venkateswara to his consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi was performed amidst vedic chanting nd rythym of drums and shenai music.
TTD and its associate Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad have taken a giant step for the benefit of devotees of Lord Venkateswara in the US to perform "SrivariKalyanam" in New Jersey and California.
This is the first event held at the Sri Guruvaayoorappan Temple (Sir Krishnaji Mandir), Morganville, NJ, the business capital of USA. Earlier to Kalyanam, the priests from Tirumala will also perform Suprabatha Seva, Archana and Tomala seva in th early hours for the benefit of the devotees.
These events were open to devotees from all over US and Europe . .
Situated in a 35 acre property, an authentic temple is being built to house Lord Guruvayoorappan, Lord Balaji, Lord Siva Ekabareswara, Lord Satyanarayana, Lord Ayyappa and other deity . the proceedings of the celebrations from donors and contribnutors will be utilised in the temple activity , says Yajna Subramaniam , the chairman of the Guruvayurappan Temple.
Chief Priest from Tirumala Sridhar Swamy supervised the rituals performed by his team of five priests. Dr R Kavita Prasad, the secretary of the HIndu Dharma Prachara Parishad, who also participated in the event said, this was a gaint step in the direction of popularisation of HIndu dharma , the task taken up by the TTD.
' I am thrilled about the event and it has been conducted exactly as it is done at Tirumala said Dr Venugopal , one of the devotees from Chicago .
' I am lucky to ahve darshan of Lord Venkateswara in San Jose ( New Jersey) and I enjoyed the celebrations which included Suprabatha Seva, Tomala Seva and also Archana. I was also grateful that I could get the laddu prasadam also aid Lavanya Krishnamurthy, another devotee, a software engineer at Illionois.
Commenting on the successful conductin of the celerbrations the TANA President and guruvayurappan temple chairman Yagna Subramanian said that the event opened up their eyes to the growing popularity of Srivari Sevas and the need to popularise them and also organise them in large number all over the country and abroad.
The second event of Srinivasa Kalyanam and Sevas of Suprabatha, Tomala and Archana will be performed at the Sunnyvale Temple, California , says Dr Kavita Prasad.


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