Andhra Pradesh: Devotees protest at Balaji’s temple on Ekadashi day, police detained

Andhra Pradesh (Andhra Pradesh) K Tirupati (Tirupati) The world famous Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy situated on the Tirumala hills of (Venkateswara Swamy) devotees in the temple of (Pilgrims) The protest is going on. Baikuntha Ekadashi on Thursday (Vaikuntha Ekadashi)On the occasion of the opening of the northern gate of the temple, which is called Vaikunth gate, thousands of devotees had come to see Lord Sri Venkateswara Swamy from the Baikunth gate, the devotees allege that according to the special ticket, he had his darshan at 12 noon. It was to be till 1 o’clock, but he was given darshan of God at 8 o’clock in the night.

Devotees allege that VIP devotees were kept locked in a hall to have darshan, instead of 1 pm, they were seen at 8 pm. He had to face a lot of trouble with his small children for so many hours, the children were crying from hunger. One of them said that no one was there to listen even after complaining so much. A large number of troubled devotees raised slogans of down-down against the officials of TTD and sat on a dharna as soon as they reached the temple entrance.

There was so much effect at the time of lockdown

The police caught the devotees protesting and took them away. Another devotee expressed his displeasure towards the police and the temple authorities. Let us tell you that this was the first time after the lockdown that the income of the hundi had exceeded Rs 1 crore in a day. In a release, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) had said that there were 13,486 devotees inside the temple on Saturday and the money donated by them was counted on Sunday. Tirumala Lord Balaji Temple earned a hundi income of Rs 1.02 crore in a single day. This was the first time after the re-opening post lockdown that the income of the hundi had crossed Rs 1 crore in a single day.

Roughly 200 crore rupees a month comes in the offerings to Venkateswara Balaji, but due to the nationwide lockdown due to Corona epidemic, this huge earning of the temple was completely stopped. Despite this, with the blessings of Lord Venkateswara, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board gave full salary and pension to all the 23,000 staff working in the temple for at least three months, despite the loss of Rs 400 crore so far.