THULABHARAM MADE EASY FOR DEVOTEES OF SRIVARI TEMPLE
Tirumala, October 22: Now one need not ferry rice bags or Jaggery into temple of Lord Venkateswara to present the same as per their weight to the deity to fulfil their vow to the deity.
From time immemorial the devotees come to temple of Lord Venkateswara to contributions as per their weight of their children and seek well being of their wards. The practice of weighing the child or adult in rice, jaggery, sugar and sugar candy besides coins.
The TTD has simplified the procedure of Thulabharam inside Srivari Temple and made it convenient for both the devotee and also for the Institution. ‘We had a tough task of handling tonnes of coins, hence the new procedure ‘says Nagender Rao, Thulabharam in-charge at Srivari Temple.
Under the new procedure the TTD accepts all offerings in form of cash only and fixed rates as per quantity to the weight of person or child Like value of one kg of ten paisa is Rs.50, Rs.5 offered is Rs.555 per one kg. Similarly Rice per kg is valued at Rs.27, Sugar at Rs.34, and Jaggery at Rs.27 and Sugar Candy at Rs.30.
‘We till the donor about the total amount to be paid which they should deposit it in the Srivari Hundi. However if someone brings coins we do not reject it but ask them to put in hundi after weighing “he says.
The entire process of Thulabharam accounts is handled by two nationalised banks like Indian Bank and Syndicate bank. ‘An amount on par with money collected is deposited in the bank– coins if they are offered in form of coins ‘he says. The banks operate the Thulabaram account by shift – It is Indian Bank during day time and the other at night.
During the ongoing Brahmotsavam the TTD has collected a whopping Rs.10 lakhs in last seven days of the festival, he adds,
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI