TTD 2.4 lakh Tickets sold Online
About 2.4 lakh tickets were booked in just two hours after the online quota of Rs 300 special entry darshan for October was opened by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams at 9am on Friday.
Following a series of complaints from the devotees about the TTD website freezing every time during ticket bookings, the world’s richest Hindu temple body had roped in Reliance Jio to set things right.
TTD: The Laddu Sold as Token
The laddu, which is priced at Rs 50 each, was sold at Rs 25 as a token of gift to the devotees during the COVID-19 lockdown period.
The entry of devotees to the more than 2,000-year-old temple that used to draw tens of thousands from across the country every day during normal times has been barred since March 20 to check the spread of the deadly coronavirus.
The TTD (Tirumala-Tirupati Devasthanom) that governs the hill shrine is awaiting the nod of governments of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Telangana to transport the laddus to devotees in Chennai, Bengaluru, and Hyderabad during the lockdown, he said.