Tirumala (Andhra Pradesh): An unknown devotee offered 20 biscuits of gold in the temple of the world-famous Lord Venkateswara, situated on the Tirumala hills. Anil Kumar Singhal, executive officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), said that when Saturday’s offering was being counted, gold biscuits weighing two kilograms were found in the hundi.
The temple was reopened on 11 June
He said that the temple was reopened on 11 June after the lockdown implemented to control the corona virus infection. Since then, devotees have paid cash of around Rs 16.7 crore in the temple.
Nearly 2.5 lakh devotees visited the temple in the last one month
Singhal told that in the last one month about two and a half lakh devotees have come to the temple. He told that about 67,000 devotees who booked tickets online for the puja did not come to the temple due to various reasons including Kovid-19. Singhal said that 3,569 temple workers were tested for corona virus, out of which 91 TTD personnel have been found so far.