13/01/2023 04:06 PM | Click to read full article
The hundi at the temple of Lord Venkateswara in Tirumala registered a whopping income of Rs 1450.41 crores. Around 2.37 crore pilgrims visited the shrine while about 1.09 crore had their heads tonsured (shaved) in fulfilment of prayers. While 4.77 crore devotees availed of free food under the Nitya Annadanam scheme, about 11.54 laddus were sold during the year. TTD EO A V Dharma Reddy termed it as the highest-ever income recorded in a year in the history of the temple.