Tirupati : Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams which administers the richest temple of Lord Venkateswara at Tirumala in Andhra Pradesh will construct Lord Balaji’s replica temples at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi, the union territory of Jammu and at India’s economic capital at Mumbai.
Briefing reporters on the important resolutions passed by the TTD trust board at Tirumala on Saturday, TTD chairman YV Subba Reddy said the trust board resolved to construct Lord Venkateswara temples at Jammu and at Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi Parliament constituency.
“Varanasi is also a world class pilgrim town in the country and TTD will soon construct a Lord Venkateswara temple there soon. We will write a letter to the Uttar Pradesh state government seeking land allocation for the proposed Lord Venkateswara temple”, asserted YV Subba Reddy.
“Requests have also been pouring in from Jammu to construct a TTD temple there. Today we have resolved to build a temple at Jammu too and we will write to the Jammu government to allocate land to TTD to construct a temple there.”
Meanwhile, TTD trust board has sanctioned Rs. 30 crore towards the construction of a Lord Venkateswara temple equipped with an information centre at Bandra in Mumbai.
It may be recalled that the erstwhile Maharashtra state government led by Devendra Fadnavis as the chief minister had allocated 648 sq metres of prime land at Bandra East in Mumbai to TTD to construct a temple in September this year.
Meanwhile, TTD trust board passed some important resolutions during the TTD trust board meeting held at Tirumala on Saturday.
TTD revised its budgetary estimates for the financial year 2019-2020 from Rs. 3116.25 crore to Rs. 3243.19 crore.
The temple administration accorded administrative sanction of Rs 10 crore for executing repair works along the second ghat road at Tirumala.
TTD trust board resolved to execute the gold plating works at Sri Varaha swamy temple at Tirumala at a cost of Rs.14 crore by drawing the necessary gold from the TTD treasury.
The trust board sanctioned Rs 14.5 crore towards the renovation works to be carried out at TTD’s administrative building at Tirupati.
The TTD trust board passed an important resolution to float a cyber security department with the support of the state police department to effectively tackle the smear campaign being carried out by some miscreants against the TTD on religious issues.
”We have noticed that some miscreants are resorting to a smear campaign against the TTD by spreading lies and misinformation on religious matters quite often. In order to effectively tackle this online smear campaign and crack the whip against the guilty behind the act, TTD will soon float a cyber security department”, stated YV Subba Reddy.
The TTD trust board passed other important resolutions concerning the administrative affairs of the temple administration on Saturday.
Source : TOI