New Delhi: Temples closed due to lockdown have demanded the temple to be opened from June 1 in states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Tirupati Bala Ji Temple in Andhra Pradesh has taken a new initiative for devotees. Now the famous Laddu Prasadam of the temple will be delivered home to the devotees at half the cost. The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Trust is launching it soon. Laddus, available for Rs 50, will now be available at Rs 25 per day. The temple will also take bulk orders for this.

Trust Chairman Y.S. According to Subbareddy – Devotees have not been able to see Lord Balaji for 60 days. <! –

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                 There is still uncertainty about the temple opening. It has been decided by the Trust that the devotees who are unable to come to the temple at present, will find the holy Laddu Prasadam sitting at home. Laddoo offerings are being sent to 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh, as well as Hyderabad in Telangana, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Bengaluru in Karnataka. The trust has also reduced the prices of laddus by 50 per cent. A laddu containing 175 grams will now cost Rs 25 instead of 50. It takes three thousand kilograms of cashew nuts to manufacture Laddus Prasadam daily. This is the only temple in the country, where Laddoo Prasadam conducts daily lab tests. Prasad is offered to devotees only after the test.

At present, the temple will remain closed till 31 May. The Trust is preparing for this. However, the final decision to open the temple will be taken only after getting the guidelines of the Central Government. Many changes can be seen in the temple's darshan system. Before the lockdown, the temple used to have 80 to one lakh devotees daily. However, this number will be kept to a maximum of 25 thousand once the lockdown opens. Darshan will be allowed in different time slots. The temple will be sanitized after every slot.


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