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TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS WELCOMES Delegates of 1 st International Temple Summit Venkatadri samam sthanam TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS WELCOMES Delegates of 1 st International Temple Summit Venkatadri samam sthanam Brahmande nasthi Kinchana Venkatesa samo Devo na bhuto na Bhavishyati

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Significance of the Temple • Sri Venkateswara is Srimannarayana, Self Manifest TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Significance of the Temple • Sri Venkateswara is Srimannarayana, Self Manifest • The Tirumala temple is located in Hill called seshachalam, 2980 Feet above sea level • Seven principal peaks in eastern ghats in Chittoor District- Seven Hills • The hill rages appear as hoods of Aadi. Sesha • Hence, hill is called seshachalam- Thousand headed Aadi Shesha as per legend

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS History & Administration of Temple n. This temple was under control TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS History & Administration of Temple n. This temple was under control of several rulers of the country n. Temple received stream of royal benefactions from 1530 AD to 1830 AD as per inscriptions n. After fall of kingdoms it fell into the hands of Nawab of Arcot n. With advent of British, the management passed into the hands of East India company n. Under Regulation VII of 1817 of Madras Government the management of the temple was carried through Board of Revenue through the Collector of North Arcot District

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS n n It was ruled as per rules in ‘Bruce-Code’ – TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS n n It was ruled as per rules in ‘Bruce-Code’ – A code for departmental instructions for maintenance of temple As per Court of Directors 1814 the management was transferred to Sri Seva Dasji then Mahanth through a Sanad dated 10 -7 -1843 till 1933 Presently the administration of the temple is carried as per Act 30/1987 of AP Charitable and Hindu Religious Institutions and Endowments TTD Trust board is appointed by the Government of Andhra Pradesh consisting of a Chairman and 14 members.

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Perspective ØTTD- An Official custodian of hill temple of Lord Venkateswara TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Perspective ØTTD- An Official custodian of hill temple of Lord Venkateswara Ø 40, 000 Pilgrims on an average visit every day Ø 4 dozen departments, 11000 strong work force just to tackle the special challenges thrown up by this throng worshippers-in Managing the temple complex, it’s choultries, guest houses, other shrines on/down hills, Public places, ghat roads, crowd control, prasadam making potu, God’s jewellery, donations, hundi collections, hair tonsuring, Queue complex and Pushkarani, Annadanam Complex, visits of VIPs, VVIPs, thousands and thousands of worshippers, Health, food, travel, securities, sanitation, drinking water and many other duties – A mammoth task

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS TTD- Organization Chart Executive Officer – Chief Executive of Administration Assisted TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS TTD- Organization Chart Executive Officer – Chief Executive of Administration Assisted By • Joint Executive Officer, Tirumala , IAS • Joint Executive Officer, Tirupati , IAS • Financial Advisor & CAO , IAAS • Chief Vigilance & Security Officer , IPS • Chief Engineer

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS BUDGET-2005 -06 TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS : TIRUPATI RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS Name TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS BUDGET-2005 -06 TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS : TIRUPATI RECEIPTS & PAYMENTS Name of the Group : All Groups (Rs. In Crores) Receipts 03 -04 Payments : 03 -04 Receipts 04 -05 Payments : 04 -05 Receipts 05 -06 Payments : 05 -06 Temples 341. 16 71. 87 388. 47 76. 07 427. 07 84. 29 Pilgrims 70. 51 55. 32 78. 06 66. 44 83. 10 76. 02 Engineering 3. 72 118. 37 4. 29 145. 03 4. 53 164. 96 Gen. Admn 172. 14 77. 65 171. 72 113. 07 154. 09 129. 14 6. 10 21. 58 6. 59 24. 07 7. 07 26. 26 593. 63 344. 79 649. 13 424. 68 675. 86 490. 67 Education Total

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Free Services by TTD n n n n n Free Accommodation TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Free Services by TTD n n n n n Free Accommodation for Approx. 15000 Pilgrims in Choultries, PACs at Tirumala & Tirupati Free Transportation from Railway station to Alipiri and in Tirumala Free Luggage transport from Alipiri to Tirumala Free Meals to nearly 30, 000 pilgrims every day at Tirumala Free tonsuring to nearly 10 to 15 thousand pilgrims Free locker facility at Tirumala & Tirupati Free distribution of srivari annaprasadam after darshan Free medical aid Free distribution of Nitya Stotra publications like Suprabatham etc

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Accommodation ØTTD ensures that comfortable accommodation is provided to pilgrims at TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Accommodation ØTTD ensures that comfortable accommodation is provided to pilgrims at a reasonable cost. It has constructed over 6000 cottages, guest houses and choultries both at Tirupati and Tirumala. ØTTD provides accommodation free of cost to pilgrims who cannot afford to pay for their stay in Tirupati and Tirumala. Further, to ease the demand for accommodation, TTD has built Pilgrim Amenities Complexes at both Tirupati and Tirumala, which provide dormitory-type accommodation with lockers, free of cost. Accommodation at Tirupati No of Guest Houses 8 Free 200 rooms Paid 1012 rooms

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Accommodation at Tirumala The process of allotment of cottages to pilgrims TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Accommodation at Tirumala The process of allotment of cottages to pilgrims at Tirumala has been computerised and is carried out from the Central Reception Office, Tirumala. ØAdvance Reservation ØCurrent Booking ØFree & Paid No of Guest Houses 35 Pilgrim Amenities Complex (PAC) With Lockers of 2400 Nos 3 Free 586 rooms Paid 5165 rooms

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Accommodation Availability at Tirumala Accommodation No. Of Pilgrims can % Accommodated TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Accommodation Availability at Tirumala Accommodation No. Of Pilgrims can % Accommodated Free 586 Rooms +3 PACs 15000 36. 75 Paid Rs 50 = 2278 rooms Rs 100= 2237 rooms 22575 55. 29 3250 07. 96 Rs 150 to 2500 = 650 rooms Total=5751 40825 Note : 1015 Rooms ( 17. 6%) are provided for advance reservations

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Facilities provided along Foot Path n n n Shelters almost along TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Facilities provided along Foot Path n n n Shelters almost along the way for shade and for resting Drinking water along the footpath and Toilets Free transportation of luggage to Tirumala Constant patrol by security forces Relay of religious programmes through broad casting system Round the clock medical assistance

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Manual Q Management n Pilgrim waits in Q complex- A series TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Manual Q Management n Pilgrim waits in Q complex- A series of Inter -connected halls leading to main temple – Halls are clean, spacious, airy – Facilities in Q complex n n n Free food packet for free type of darshan Canteen selling food packet at subsidized rates Medical Aid, Toilets, Sale of photographs, calendars and other TTD publications Closed Circuit Television, through which devotional programmes and music are relayed Places for footwear deposit free of cost Cloak room near the VQC entrance

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS ARJITHA SEVAS IN SRIVARI TEMPLE, TIRUMALA S. No. I Name of TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS ARJITHA SEVAS IN SRIVARI TEMPLE, TIRUMALA S. No. I Name of the Sevas/Utsavams No. of Persons Seva Time Days Amount for each Ticket In Rs. Advance Booking Made Upto Daily Sevas 1 Suprabhatham 1 3 -00 AM Every day 120 20 -02 -2006 2 Thomala Seva 1 3 -45 AM Except Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 220 05 -06 -2007 3 Archana 1 4 -45 AM Except Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday 220 12 -03 -2008 4 Archanananthara Darsanam 1 5 -30 AM Except on Friday 200 26 -04 -2005 5 Kalyanotsavam 2 10 -00 AM Every day 1000 10 -06 -2005 6 Arjitha Brahmotsavam 5 12 -30 PM Every day 1000 15 -04 -2005 7 Dolotsavam (Unjal Seva) 5 3 -00 PM Every day 1000 15 -04 -2005 8 Sahasra Deepalankara Seva 5 5 -00 PM Every day 1000 15 -04 -2005 9 Vasanthotsavam 10 3 -30 PM Every day 3000 15 -04 -2005 Ekantha Seva (Only Current Booking) 1 10 -30 PM Every day 120 No Advance Booking 10

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS S. No. Name of the Sevas/Utsavams II No. of Persons Seva TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS S. No. Name of the Sevas/Utsavams II No. of Persons Seva Time Days Amount for each Ticket In Rs. Advance Booking Made Upto 3000 4 -4 -2005 Weekly Sevas 1 Visesha Pooja 5 8 -30 AM 2 Astadala pada Padmaradhanamu 2 7 -30 AM Tuesday 2500 21 -03 -2006 3 Sahasra kalasabhishekam 6 7 -30 AM Wednesday 5000 14 -01 -2009 4 Thiruppavada Seva 6 7 -30 AM Thursday 5000 24 -08 -2008 5 Vasatralankara Seva 2 Wife & Husband 4 -00 AM Friday 12250 02 -05 -2014 6 Poorabhishekam 1 4 -00 AM Friday 750 08 -1 -2016 7 Civet Vessel (Punugu Ginne) 1 4 -00 AM Friday 300 08 -1 -2016 8 Musk Vessel (Kasturi Ginne) 1 4 -00 AM Friday 150 08 -01 -2016 9 Nijapada Darsanam 1 5 -30 AM Friday 200 27 -05 -2005 III Monday Periodical Sevas 1 Float Festival 5 7 -00 PM Five days in a year 2500 2006 2 Vasanthotsavam 10 2 -00 PM Mar/APR 3000 2006 3 Padmavathi Srinivasula Parinayam 5 4 -30 PM May 5000 2006 4 Abhidheyaka Abhishekam 5 8 -00 PM June 2000 2005 5 Pushpa Pallaki 5 7 -30 PM July 1000 2005 6 Pavithrotsavam 2 9 -00 AM August 5000 2008 7 Pushpa Yagam 5 9 -00 AM November 3500 2006 8 Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam 10 11 -00 AM Mar/Apr/July /Sep/Oct/Dec /Jan 3000

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Technology shines at the Shrine: e-Governance in TTD Some of Successful TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Technology shines at the Shrine: e-Governance in TTD Some of Successful stories of implementing IT enables Services (ITes) towards e. Governance in TTD include ØAccommodation Reservation & Allotment System ØArjitha Seva Reservation System- e-Dwarapalaka ØSudarshanam- A barcoded wrist band Biometrics based darshan booking system. Q Management ØTTD’s official web portal: www. tirumala. org / www. tirupati. org ØOn-Line Booking Services through Web : e-Hundi, e-Booking, e-Seva www. ttdsevaonline. com ØTicket Automatic Printing & Accounting System (TAPAS) ØTonsure Token Issuing System ØOn-line Toll Fee collection system ØCentralized Payroll, pension monitoring system ØCentralized electronic surveillance system

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Matter of convenience – Introduction of Sudarshanam • Earlier Waiting time TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Matter of convenience – Introduction of Sudarshanam • Earlier Waiting time in compartments 10 to 15 hours ●Barcoded wrist band based sudarshnam – 1999 ●Biometrics with digital photo– May 2003 ●Biometrics based Sudarshanm implemented in 29 centres in AP and other states including Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, pondicheri , vellore ●Reduced waiting time at Temple Premises ●Facilitated to plan in advance ●Smooth and hassle free darshan ●Official Web Portal Providing information to the pilgrims ●Introduced web based on-line booking services to enable pilgrims to reserve accommodation and seva tickets through internet using credit card/debit cards www. ttdsevaonline. com ●Introduced web based service to enable the devotees to send their offering to the deity through the Net e-hundi

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS e-Darshan (On-Line Booking Services) Operational from 33 centres across AP & TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS e-Darshan (On-Line Booking Services) Operational from 33 centres across AP & India Pilgrim centric services • Accommodation • Arjitha Sevas • Sudarshanam – All district HQs in AP, TTD’s Information Centres state capitals outside AP : Phase-I 33 places – Adhering to single window – Centralized, Integrated database at Tirupati – On-Line, Central Quota – First Come First Serve Basis – Biometrics with Photo for Identity

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Annadanam & Prasadam • Annaprasadams preparation at potu • Modernization of TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Annadanam & Prasadam • Annaprasadams preparation at potu • Modernization of potu • Introduction of Ghee tankers • Conveyor belt for Laddu tray lifting • Sugar syrup preparation Annadanam Trust • Vegetarian meals is provided free of cost to devotees • About 30, 000 pilgrims avail this facility every day in Annadanam complex • Food inspectors constantly check quality of food supplied by all TTD canteens and private hotels at Tirumala

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Health, Sanitation, Tonsuring & Cleanliness n TTD takes measures to prevent TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Health, Sanitation, Tonsuring & Cleanliness n TTD takes measures to prevent spread of contagious diseases at Tirumala – Cleaning of rooms in choultries, cottages, guest houses, residential localities, quarters and all areas – Cleaning of pilgrim congregated areas – Desilting and cleaning of open drains and removal of any blockages in sewer pipelines – Special measures to control of rats/rodents – Anti Malarial Measures – Three sewage treatment plants n Privatization of House keeping, Sanitation Use of Mobile Toilets n Collection and Transportation of garbage n – Construction of plant for Bio-Conversion of solid waste into manure under process n Cleaning of public toilets and urinals – 600 Nos – Maintaining cleanliness and application of sufficient disinfectants like bleaching power, Phenyl etc round the clock – Frequent inspection of food establishments, seizing the exposed food articles

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Health, Sanitation, Tonsuring & Cleanliness n n Testing of drinking water TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Health, Sanitation, Tonsuring & Cleanliness n n Testing of drinking water Cleaning of footpaths – Control of Mosquitoes, House flies, Bedbugs, cockroaches and other insects – Distribution of potable water Tonsuring n n n n n Over 600 barbers, operating in three batches round the clock, are available to perform tonsure Tonsure done at free of cost at KKC Antiseptics are mixed with water and applied to the head before tonsuring Bathrooms, with geysers for hot water are provided Biometrics based token issue system Each pilgrim is provided a blade with token Proposed to use hand gloves by the barbers for tonsuring Frequent medical check to the barbers On an average 20, 000 tonsure per day Sale of Human hair 30 crores per year

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Water Supply System n Average daily Water Sources water demand : TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Water Supply System n Average daily Water Sources water demand : 20 Lakhs Gallons Name Full Storage Capacity in Lakh Gallons Present storage capacity in Lakh Gallons Gogarbham dam (1963) 2894 Papavinasanam dam (1983) 5240 Akasaganga dam (2002) 685 q. Water is filtered and chlorinated to potable standards q. Nearly 15 Lakh Gallons is being pumped from Srivari mettu to Tirumala

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Quality Control n Separate Quality Testing facility – Quality control division TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Quality Control n Separate Quality Testing facility – Quality control division in engineering – Testing Lab n For Food & water Analysis n Analysis of food grains and spices n Analysis of srivari prasadams

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Srivari Seva n n n According to the scriptures, Devine grace TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Srivari Seva n n n According to the scriptures, Devine grace can be attained not only by worship of Lord Balaji but also by serving his devotees A unique opportunity , TTD provides for devotees to serve fellow pilgrims An integral part of worship at Tirumala It enlivens our spirit, prepares our bodies and souls to act according to the will of Supreme Lord Through Srivari Seva, devotees can volunteer their services in the following areas – Annadanam, Queue Lines, Kalyanakatta, Service to Pilgrm-pedestrians – Cloak rooms, parking areas, Free luggage centre, pushkarani – Information centres, Srivari Temple

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Vigilance & Security n n n Right from the Alipiri tollgate TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Vigilance & Security n n n Right from the Alipiri tollgate vigilance & security personnel are put Security checks are posted along the paths Technology utilization: – CCTV system, Fire extinguishers, LPG storage, Solar energy for cooking and water heating, wind mills etc n n n Pollution checking equipments utilized Computerised toll fee collection system is introduced Bullet proof door control system is

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Social Services TTD has taken many social service initiatives in areas TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Social Services TTD has taken many social service initiatives in areas like education, medical treatment, and rehabilitation of the physically challenged and economically backward. It also provides aid to authors and subsidised equipment to other temples. Insurance to pilgrims in case of accidents Medical Institutions Social Activities Educational Activities Religious Activities Publications Literary Research

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Institutions-Religious n Veda Patashala – – – n Sri Venkateswara Vedanta TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Institutions-Religious n Veda Patashala – – – n Sri Venkateswara Vedanta Vardhini Sanskrit college, Sec’bad – – n Established in 1884 as Gurukula sytem , an extension to SVO college To encourage and promote vedic studies Rig Vedam, Yajurvedam, Suklayajurvedam, Samavedam, Pancharatra, Vaikhanasa, Saivagama, Smartham Samavedam, Pancharatra, Vaikhanasa, Saivagama, are taught Taken over from council of a sanskrit education , Hyderabad on 01 -04 -1964 Impart courses in sastras viz. vedanta, Nyaya, Vyakarana, Tarka, Sahitya, Meemasa, Alankara Tarka, Sahitya, Meemasa, Free education and boarding Affiliated to Osmaia University SV Oriental College – – Established in 1884 Impart orientanl education Awards oriental titles viz. Siromani in sahitya, Nyaya sahitya, Vyakarana Vidwan/Sanskrit, Vidwan/Telugu, Pre-degree and Vidwan/Sanskrit, Vidwan/Telugu, BA degree in Telegu and Hindi Hostel facility provided

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Institutions-Religious Sri Venkateswara Institute of traditional sculpture and Architecture (SVITSA) n TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Institutions-Religious Sri Venkateswara Institute of traditional sculpture and Architecture (SVITSA) n – – – – n To Develop, encourage and propagate all activities associated with temples The main area being traditional sculpture and architecture Imparting training in carving prathimas and construction of Vimanams Imparting training free of cost in temple architecture, stone sculpture, Sudhai, wood carving, metal sculpture and traditional painting Makes and supplies stone idols of various Gods and Goddesses to temples in need Idols of Lord Venkateswara and Padmavathi upto 5 Feet are supplied free of cost Other Idols at a subsidy of 50% SV Music College – Established in 1959 to encourage Fine Arts – Has B. Music degree , Diploma in Sangeetha, Vadhya, Natya Visharadha courses, Harikata Visharadha, Sangeetha Vadhya Praveen – Has day and evening courses – No Tuition fee – Affiliated to SV University

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities SV Poor Home q – – For alleviating the TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities SV Poor Home q – – For alleviating the people suffering from Leprosy Patients admitted are I. III. IV. – – – Infective cases, who require MDT (Multi Drug Therapy) Cases fit for reconstruction surgery and other complications Cases of Tropic Ulcers Who require physical rehabilitation Bed strength 200 Out patients block for treating out-patients In-patients provided with good accommodation, boarding and clothing Entertainment through TVs, record player As a rehabilitation the patients are trained in agriculture, occupational therapy like carpentry, weaving, shoe making, basket making and tailoring etc

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n SV Balamandir – – – – Established in TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n SV Balamandir – – – – Established in 1943 Cares for destitute and homeless children The strength is 225 Provide food , shelter and basic education to enable them to stand on their own feet Provide School uniform, un-uniform, blankets, towel, bed spread, pillow and weekly oil bath Impart coaching in tailoring and gardening During vacations they are sent to transport, workshop and limb centre for training

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n SV Karunadhamam – Established on 26. 07. 1991 TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n SV Karunadhamam – Established on 26. 07. 1991 – To rehabilitate old neglected people and eradicate beggar menace – Bed strength 50 – Served two meals and break fast. Sweet and savuory are served – Clothes provided twice in a year – Medical care given by TTD Central Hospital and Govt. Hospitals – TV and Tape recorder provided for entertainment – In the event of death, if there is no response from guardian, the funeral is conducted by the institution

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n SV School for deaf and dumb – Three TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n SV School for deaf and dumb – Three institutions are run at Tirupati, Bhimavaram and warangal – At Tirupati started in 1984, in Bhimavaram on 10 -09 -85, and at warangal on 02 -10 -86 – Aim is to normalise , humanise, socialise the handicapped children and make them live as normal citizen – Imparting training in book binding, tailoring and arts – Provided free hostel facility

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n Balaji Institute of Surgery, Rehabilitation & Research for TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Welfare Activities n Balaji Institute of Surgery, Rehabilitation & Research for Disabled (BIRRD) – Started on 06 -04 -1985 – Aim is to provide comprehensive free treatment and rehabilitation to poor and disabled, orthopaedically handicapped person from all over the country – Treatment offered by major, minor surgical procedures and medicines – Has IP & OP , Bed strength 200 – Out patients who come for physiotherapy and ALFC are provided free accommodation and food – Free Food is served to the inpatients and one attendant also – Financed by TTD as grant-in-aid and accept donations n Artificial Limb Fitting Centre (ALFC) – Started in 1981 – Orthopedic appliances , Artificial limbs supplied on free of cost to the needy physically handicapped persons

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Dharma Prachara Parishad – Established in 1969 – TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Dharma Prachara Parishad – Established in 1969 – Propagation of sanathana dharma – Conducts periodical and special programmes to inculcate religious discipline and moral values and to instill faith in Hindu religion and its tenets – Conducts Bhajanas, religious discourses, Harikathas, Kumkum puja, Sankeerthans, Purana Pravachana, Geetha Gnana Yagnam, Musical competitions on devotional songs and Bhaghavad Geetha, Drama and Upanyasams to achieve the object – Epic study examination n n School going children of 8 th to 10 th class are tested through an examination about their proficiency in Hindu epics Prizes are awarded to rankers – Kumara Adhyapaka Scheme n n Selected gurus teach veda to students under gurukula tradition on sambhavana basis The disciples are also given stipend They are called to SV Veda Parashala to their progress On successful completion they are permitted to appear in veda sastra agama vidwat sadasu – Vedaparayanam Scheme n n Veda pandits are given monthly sambhavana for rendering vedaparayanam service in temples of AP and other states Veda pandits over 70 years age are given financial assistance for the service of veda pravachanam in their houses till their life time

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n SV Central Library & Research Centre – Registered TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n SV Central Library & Research Centre – Registered as an autonomous society under registration of societies Act – To Create a sizeable collection of books mainly dealing with Indian Philosophy, culture, religion, mythology, rituals etc – Facilitates and promote research by scholar n Annamacharya Project – Aim is propagation of divine message of Annamacharya in which the Venkateswara cult is preached – Keertanas are taught to students and propagated – Printing & Publishing of works of Annamayya – Conduct Saptagiri Sankeerthanas at several places – Conduct monthly programmes like music concert, Harikatha at various temples , institutions all over India

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Alwar. Divyaprabandham Project – Aim is to propagate TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Alwar. Divyaprabandham Project – Aim is to propagate and carryout research and publish the nalayiara(4000) Divyaprabandham – Propagate messages of Alwars and other Acharya purushas of Vaishnava sect – Celebration of Tirunakshatram and Avatarotsavas of the Alwars n Dasasahitya Project – Aim is to propagate and popularise the philosophy and traditions of karnataka haridasas and their literature – Conduct cultural programmes and exhibitions , musical programmes, Harikatha and discourses

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Bhagavatham Project – Aim is to bring a TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Bhagavatham Project – Aim is to bring a definite critical edition of Srimad Bhagavatham along with the three major commentaries for dwaita, Adwaita and Visisthaadwaita – Bhagavatha Sapthaham, Dasavathara Jayanthi, Vyasa Poornima are conducted n SV Recording Project – Aim is to bring out pre-recorded audio/video cassettes , audio/Video CD etc of relevance to TTD programmes of daily rituals and other rituals at Sri. TT Tirumala, Annamayya compositions, selected portion from vedas and Brahmotsavams – Veda Pandits are selected to recite vedas for

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Veda Recording Project – Aim is to record TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Dharmic Activities n Veda Recording Project – Aim is to record the rescensions of four vedas from all over India – Rare sakhas are also selected for preservation – To record the Nalayiara Divyaprabandham composed by Alwars for preservation – To make available for research purpose

TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Conclusion “Service to man is service to God” Ultimate objective is TIRUMALA TIRUPATI DEVASTHANAMS Conclusion “Service to man is service to God” Ultimate objective is to have a hassle free darshan and take sweet memory of Lord’s darshan