TIRUPATI TEMPLE

  • Tirupati fire still raging on, path to temple closed: Police March 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A huge forest fire that broke out in the temple town of Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday is still raging on, the police said. Officials suspect that increase in temperatures could have led to the fire. Officials of the temple board, the police and the fire department are trying...
  • 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...
  • Tirupati: Record collection of Rs 5.73 cr in one day April 2, 2012

    hyderabad: The richest Temple board of the country Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams just got richer. It has recorded its highest Hundi (offering box) collection ever on a single day of Rs 5.73 crores on Sunday, April 1. Its previous record was Rs 4.2 crore collected on January 1, 2012. Temple officials say...
  • TCS, Wipro in race for Tirupati temple project July 27, 2011

    Hyderabad: TCS and Wipro are among three companies vying to bag the prestigious Sri Seva Project of the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) to provide IT solutions that will help devotees. Currently TTD offers four main eservices such as eseva, eaccommodation, esudarshanam and ehundi to the devotees and the Sri Seva...
  • Tirupati goes green; uses solar, wind energy June 5, 2010

    Tirumala: Going green seems to be the mantra of the day and now even temples seem to have joined the group. From gardening to cooking, only nonconventional sources of energy are now being used in the temples of Tirupati. India's richest temple Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), at Tirumala is relying...
  • Deities of India's richest temple came to Delhi March 21, 2008

    New Delhi: The deities of India's richest temple, Tirupati, came to Delhi on Friday. The three Utsava Vigrahas, or procession idols, of Balaji and his two consorts Bhu Devi and Sri Devi have been brought for a ritual. They are being kept at Sri Venkateswara College grounds. The Tirumala...
  • Tirupati gets Special Religious Zone status August 20, 2007

    Hyderabad: Special VIP darshans, a possible dress code and now the Special Religious Zone status the Tirupati Tirumala temple has drawn as much controversy as the wealth that it invites in its coffers. One of the most popular Hindu pilgrimage sites in the country, Tirupati and 19 other temple towns...
  • Tirupati authorities give women a dressing down August 6, 2007

    New Delhi: The miniskirt of Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif raised a storm at Khwaja Moinunddin Chisti's dargah in Ajmer earlier this year. Now, "indecent women's attire" has made the Tirupati temple authorities sit up and take notice. The temple authorities are reportedly working on an "advisory on dress code" which will...