Tirupati Updates

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  1. Mar 10, 2016

    abhi

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    Tirumala temple re-opened
    After having remained closed for more than 14 hours the temple doors of the famous hill temple of Lord Venkateswara were re-opened on Thursday morning soon after the conclusion of the solar eclipse.

    The priests ceremoniously carried out the post related eclipse rituals such as Suddhi, Samprokshanam and Punyavachanam ahead of opening the temple doors around 10.00 am. All the Nitya kainkaryams were carried out in ekantham and the devotees were allowed for the darsan of the deity after 11.00 a.m. The massive Nitya Annadanam complex which was also shut down the previous night was brought back into use this afternoon. Devotees were allowed into the Vaikuntam queue complex only after 9.30 a.m.

    Source : Thehindu
     
  2. Mar 13, 2016

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    TTD call centre to be strengthened
    The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is all set to improve its call centre, one of the major public interaction points, with advanced technology in a bid to make it more caller-friendly.

    The call centre receives an average of 5,000 calls every day, right from queries on various sevas performed at the temple to complaints about malfunctioning systems or errant staff etc. Calls are made not only from people across the state and various parts of the country, but also from abroad.

    “The call centre should be updated on various fronts, while the staff handling the calls should be updated on developmental activities of the Devasthanams”, said Executive Officer D. Sambasiva Rao at a review meeting in his chambers on Friday.

    Chart on FAQs

    Apart from instructing the officials to train the call centre staff in several languages to handle calls from other states, he also instructed them to design a chart on Frequently Asked Queries (FAQs).

    Additional Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Officer O. Balaji, Chief Information Officer Sudhakar Bhaskaruni, Information Technology head Seshadri Reddy, Public Relations Officer T. Ravi and call centre staff took part. Meanwhile, the newly-elected members of Engineering Welfare Association, led by president Narasimha Murthy, formally called on the Executive Officer, who congratulated the new team.

    The staff handling the calls should be updated on developmental activities
    D. Sambasiva Rao
    TTD EO

    Source : thehindu
     
  3. May 8, 2016

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    TTD’s innovative method to protect pilgrims from heat
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    Water sprinklers on roads around temple planned
    Tirumala town of Lord Venkateswara, which was once known for its cool climatic conditions, is now reeling under high day temperatures that keep on rising – thanks to the global spike in mercury levels.

    Construction of multi-storey complexes, guesthouses and laying of cement roads have contributed to this phenomenon. The day temperatures, which used to hover only around 32° C a couple of years back during summer, are now oscillating between 35° and 37° C.

    The soaring temperatures have compounded the difficulties of the pilgrims who move barefooted not only while going into the temple for darshan of the deity but also while moving around the mada streets encircling the shrine as wearing of footwear is strictly prohibited.

    Temporary measures

    To combat the heat and protect the devout from the hot sun, the TTD has initiated measures like setting-up of summer pandals, smearing of roads with coolant paint and watering the red carpets spread along the mada streets periodically.

    Not content with these temporary measures, the management, in another innovative idea, decided to set up computer-programmed water sprinklers all along the mada streets.

    Under the project taken up by the Pune-based Jain Irrigation Company nozzles are set up for every one metre along a water pipeline that is drawn concurrent to the interior side of the road. The nozzles can spray water to a distance of five to six metres are regulated by an automatic device (valve) at every 60 metres. The valves are in turn connected to an electronic panel board that functions on a computer programme.


    The entire operation will be monitored from at a pumping station being set-up for the purpose.

    Further taking a pragmatic approach the management also has decided to set up the sprinklers along side the road leading to the ‘laddu’ counters situated adjacent to the main temple complex.

    The entire project, which is being taken up at a much subsidised cost of Rs. 25 lakh, is expected to be executed in a week. Till then, the management has decided to deploy its health force and periodically wet the thoroughfares of the temple town and thereby provide some relief to the pilgrims from the scorching sun.


    Some relief

    • Concern over rising mercury levels
    • Pilgrims have to be barefooted in and around temple
    • Arrangement with Pune-based company
    • Nozzles to spray water to a distance of about 6 metres
    Source : http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/ttds-innovative-method-to-protect-pilgrims-from-heat/article8571497.ece?ref=tpnews
     
  4. Nov 8, 2016

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    International Science Museum in Tirupati
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