TIRUMALA TEMPLE

  • Forest fire engulfs hills of Tirumala; no casualties reported so far March 19, 2014

    A massive forest fire has engulfed the hills of Tirumala, forcing the authorities to stop pilgrims who were on the way to Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh. The pilgrims were walking uphill to the shrine when the fire broke out. Triumala temple's officials along with police and fire department are trying...
  • Tirupati returns to normal after being hit by anti-Telangana protests September 2, 2013

    Tirupati: A month after the Telangana statehood was announced, the anti-statehood protests are still on. While this had earlier affected the temple town of Tirupati with a 10 to 15 per cent drop in the number of pilgrims, the situation is now improving with the devotees returning in thousands to...
  • NonHindus to sign faith form to enter Tirupati July 27, 2012

    Tirumala: From now on, nonHindus will not be allowed into the Tirumala temple without furnishing a declaration affirming their faith in Lord Venkateswara. The declaration register, which was earlier kept in the Vaikuntam queue complex, will now be made available in other places like the JEO camp office, Peshkar Office...
  • Jagan's visit to Tirupati sparks religion row May 3, 2012

    Hyderabad: Already battling corruption cases, YSR Congress chief Jaganmohan Reddy now finds himself in a new controversy as the authorities in the Tirupati temple say he has violated norms. Jagan is a practising Christian but did not sign a mandatory declaration that NonHindus have to sign before entering the shrine. The YSR...
  • Chaos at Tirumala as VIPs break barricades January 6, 2012

    TIRUMALA: Utter chaos prevailed at Tirumala on Thursday as lakhs of devotees thronged Lord Venkateswara temple for Vaikuntha Dwara Darshanam on the auspicious Vaikunta Ekadasi. The TirumalaTirupati Devasthanams (TTD) plans for comfortable darshan simply fell apart.It was ordinary devotees who suffered the most despite having on hand different types of...
  • Gold plating work at Tirumala temple illegal: HC November 30, 2010

    Hyderabad: A division bench of the Andhra Pradesh High Court on Tuesday held that the gold plating work of the sanctum sanctorum of famous Tirumala temple undertaken by the Tirupati Tirumala Devasthanam (TTD) was "illegal and unconstitutional". The bench comprising Justice B Prakasha Rao and Justice...