Tirupati, 30 May 2016: With the unprecedented pilgrim crowd which has become a common factor from the past ten days, the temple administration of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) has set a few new records of its sorts in providing amenities to the scores of visiting pilgrims in various areas.
Especially on Sunday, May 29, remained as a Red Letter Day in the history of TTD as a record number over one lakh pilgrims were provided darshan on a single day. Out of the 1,03,384 who had darshan on Sunday, over 47,000 pilgrims were Divyadarshan pilgrims, 30,000 odd Sarvadarshan pilgrims and 16 thousand plus comprised of pratyeka pravesha darshan pilgrims while the rest included arjitha seva ticket holders, privileged darshan category, Angapradakshina and others.
While on Saturday, May 28, the Kalyanakatta tonsuring area recorded highest number of tonsures for this year so far with the figures recording 69, 370 while on Sunday the figures stood at 49,362.
The Annaprasadam wing of TTD has provided large scale of food and beverages to the pilgrims in the last three days in Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Annaprasada Bhavanam, PAC 2, Outside lines, compartments etc. While the number of pilgrims who had annaprasadam in MTVAC on May 27 is 77,220 and on May 28 is 78,350 over 82,570 had free meals on May 29 in this massive complex. Apart from this curd rice, sambar bath, pongal, upma etc have been served to pilgrims waiting in queue lines and compartments at regular intervals with beverages including coffee, tea, milk, buttermilk in between intervals in the last three days.
On the other hand, over 4,04,967 laddus were distributed on May 28 and 3,97,960 on May 29 to the scores of pilgrims who thronged to Tirumala temple.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER, TTDs TIRUPATI