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Sunday, September 28, 2008

PRESIDENT OF INDIA INAUGURATES TTD's AMRUTHOTSAVAM

Tiirupati, 07 July (P.R.O) Smt. Pratibha Patil, Hon’ble President of India, Inaugurated the TTDs Amruthotsavams in Mahati Auditorium on July, 7.

On this occasion the President of India addressed gathering, the speech is as follows:

I deem it a privilege and an honor to participate in the Amruthotsavam of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, which in the name of Lord Balaji, has been serving the humanity for the last 75 years.

Legend says that Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, emerged on the Tirumala hills for the benefit of people in the Kaliyuga. History confirms that since the day Lord’s existence here, came to light some eleven centuries ago; people have been coming here to worship Him. Thousands of devotees climb up the seven hills every day to the temple situated at a height of 2200 feet above the sea level. It is their devotion and faith that draws them here.

I am glad to note that the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has in the last 75 years come a long way in providing basic amenities for pilgrims. Since my first visit to this temple some decades ago till this day, I notice there has been several additions to the facilities available to the pilgrims. I still remember the days when pilgrims used to rush in search of shelter when it rained as they climbed the hills on foot. Today, the entire footpath on the ghat is covered with shelter. I am informed that in the recent decades, improved accommodation and transport facilities have been provided and also arrangements for food and prasadams have been improved.

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board, since it was formed 75 years ago, has done considerable work in the social field. It is the responsibility of the governing body that it should serve the Lord and alongside also serve humanity. I am told that many social initiatives in the field of education, medical treatment and rehabilitation of the physically challenged and the economically backward have been taken. Sri Venkateswara Poor Home, set up with the assistance of the Government of India, caters to the needs of leprosy patients. It is probably one of the largest in India and admits persons suffering from various forms of leprosy from all over India. During treatment, patients also undergo occupational therapy where they are trained in skills like carpentry, shoe-making and weaving. The training helps in the rehabilitation of patients in society. Sri Venkateswara Bala Madir, an orphanage established in 1943, provides boarding and lodging to destitute girls and boys of all castes and creeds during the course of their study. Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has also been running schools for the deaf and dumb, a surgery and rehabilitation center for the disabled, hospitals and several academic institutions. I would encourage it to continue its service to the community.

Today, I inaugurated the Venkateswara Oriental college Building. I strongly feel that education is the most important tool for empowering the people of a country. In a fast emerging knowledge based society, I call upon the children and youth of our country to study and acquire as much knowledge as possible for an enlightened future for themselves and the country. Youth must inculcate a sense of discipline, an analytical mind and respect for fellow human beings. This will make them good citizens of the country, conscious of their rights as well as their civic duties and responsibilities. For this, the institutions we establish must be centres of excellence which along with imparting knowledge to students also inculcate in them good values.

Strong social and community action in the country to remove social evils like dowry, child marriage and female feoticide should be undertaken. It is also necessary to educate people on the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and necessary to educate people on the harmful effects of alcohol, drugs and intoxicating materials on the body and how to keep away from these. It is common knowledge that addiction is spoiling our people, including the youth and also destroying family life. They should also be educated on civic duties and how to be good citizens. Institutions must contribute in the efforts to create progressive societies. I understand that under the Kalyanamastu program thousands of young couples irrespective of caste, are given help to get married at no cost as the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams provides everything including Mangala surtam, new clothes and meals during mass marriages. This is an important service rendered to the community.

The Bhakti Channel that was launched today will be an important medium for developing a devotional attitude and for inculcating human qualities o f caring and compassion in all people. Our ancient scriputes have taught us tolerance and truth, extolled us to always perform our duty and to fulfill our Dharma. When every human being practices Dharma, society will be free from a number of social evils.

I am told that Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams is promoting the use of eco-friendly forms energy such as wind and solar energy. It has also undertaken some tree plantation activity and is making efforts to conserve rain water as well as ground water. Consciousness about the environment is extremely important to maintain harmony between man and nature. The world is faced with the challenge of climate change. Each individual can contribute by using the earth’s resources prudently and cutting wastage.. We have a responsibility to preserve the planet for the future generations.

Once again, I feel happy for having participated in the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Amruthotsavam and the honour of unveiling the pylon. I would encourage that efforts to render service to the pilgrims, devotees and the community must continue with dedication.

Earlier, the Honourable President of India has ingaurated the Amruthotsavams pyton at Alipiri and the Orinetal college new building at KT Road.

Sri B.Karunakara Reddy, Chairman TTDs in his welcome address explained the gathering about the developments during the 75 years i.e., 1933 to 2008. Sri K.V.Ramanachary.Executive Officer, Smt Galla Arunakumari, Minister for Medical Educator. Smt G.Kuthuhalamma, Deputy Speaker, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Chinta Mohan, MP. Sri M.Venkata Ramana MLA, Sri Chevi Reddy Bhaskar Reddy, Member TTD and Chairman Tuda were also spoke on this occasion. Large member of employees, students and others have participated.

TTDs Amruthotsavam Concludes

HE Governor of Andhra Pradesh Sri N.D.Tiwari is seen felicitating former Chairman Sri Devneni Seetharamaiah and Executive Officer of TTDs Sri I.V.Subba Rao in connection with Valedictory function of TTD Amruthotsavam at Mahathi Auditorium, Tirupati on Thursday July 10.

Tiirupati, 10 July (P.R.O) Andhra Pradesh Governor N.D. Tiwari today said that million of people have been visiting Tirumala for the darshan of lord Balaji with gaiety.

Addressing at the 4-day concluding function of TTDs Amruthotsavams here, the Governor said that more than one lakh people have been visiting Tirumala hills, the abode of lord Venkateswara Swamy and nearly 80,000 people are getting darshan of the Lord daily.

The TTD had established Sri Venkateswara Vedia University as well as arranging some important Programmes for loka kalyanam as well as to spread veda dharma and human values in the society besides taking up social activities, he said

The Governor appealed the students to learn and spread dharma and as well as values in the society as they are the future of India .

While highlighting the achievements during its tenure, TTD Chairman B.Karunakara Reddy said that many Executive Officers and Trust Boards Chairmen have tried their level best to up keep the image of the highest spiritual organization by rendering their valuable services to the devotees as well as to the society.

Earlier, the Governor has honored the former Executive officers including State Election Commissioner I.V.Subba Rao and as well as TTD Trust Board Chairmen as token of gratitude.

TTD union leaders felicitated Mr.Tiwari with shawl. Later, the TTD Chairman B.Karunakara Reddy honoured the all retired TTD employees, who attained 75 years and above with 5 grm gold dollar with shawl .

President of Srilanka visit to Sri Vari Temple

Procession of Lord Malayappaswamy along with His consorts on Pushpa Pallaki

Processional deity of Lord Malayappaswamy along with His consorts Sridevi and Bhudevi were taken out in procession atop Pushpa Pallaki around four mada streets in connection with Anivara Asthanam at Tirumala on Wednesday July 16.

Tiirumala, 16 July (P.R.O) PUSHPA PALLAKI’ was taken out in procession at the hill temple of Lord Venkateswara on Wednesday evening.

The procession was taken out in connection with the Annual Anivari Asthanam. The exquisitely decorated flower palanquin carrying the processional deities of Lord Malayappaswamy and His consorts was taken out in a grand procession along the mada streets. Thousands of devotees witnessed the festival.

Thousands of kilograms of aromatic flowers went into the making of the Pushpa Pallaki. In the morning ‘Asthanam’ was conducted in the santum sanctorum of the temple.

Thousands witnesses Sri Vari Kalayanotsavam at Singapore

Singapore 19 July (P.R.O) As part of to spread 'sanatana dharma’, develop spiritual values and popularize the basic tenets of peace across the World, the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) is conducting Srinivasa Kalyanotsavam at various places in the World, TTD Trust Board Chairman B.Karunakara Reddy said at Singapore today.

Addressing the 20,000 couples attended at the Srinivasala Kalyanotsavam, which conducted as part of 600th Annamacharya Jayanthi celebrations, Mr.Reddy said it was needed more propagation to spread Indian culture and traditional values and youth having responsibility to develop up human values in the society.

Every one should become as a soldier for propagate Venkateswaraswara swamy Vaibhavam and Hindu sanathana Dharmic values across the world, he said the TTD so far has conducted srinivasa kalyanotsavams with the inspiration of saint-poet Annamacharya who composed more than 30,000 keerthans in praise of lord Balaji, at America, England, Kuwait, Dubai and other places.

More than 40,000 devotees have participated in the celestial wedding of Lord Venkateswara and the divine consorts and now the youth are paying more interest on the Hindu sanathana dharma with the blessings of Venkateswara swamy, Mr.Reddy said.

Later, Dr.Vibheeshana Sarma has given spiritual speech on Srivari Kalyanotsavam.

Among who participated in the celestial wedding are Singapore Home Minister Mr.K.Shanmugham, prominent industrialist Mr.Vittal Kumar, Singapore Telugu Samajam President Mr.Satyamurhty, Secretary Mr.B.V.Sriram and thousands of couples.

Search Engine Funds Test Cure

Cleveland, Ohio - (Website Hosting Directory) - September 26, 2008 - DiabetesWebSearch.com is funding the only clinical trial to cure type 1 diabetes, as it attempts to answer difficult questions.

The trial, conducted by Dr. Denise Faustman's Lab at the Massachusetts General Hospital, is a follow-up to the landmark study that permanently cured diabetic mice for the first time. They are testing their technique in humans with type 1 diabetes. (Watch Dr. Faustman explain how the diabetes cure works.)

Dr. Faustman remarked, ''My colleagues and I appreciate the support DiabetesWebSearch.com will provide for the clinical trial.''

DiabetesWebSearch.com is the result of a partnership between Bernard Farrell, DiabetesDaily.com and TuDiabetes.com. The project started in mid-2007, when Bernard Farrell launched the Diabetes Search Engine. Farrell is software developer and a leading voice in the diabetes community through his Diabetes Technology Blog.

Mr. Farrell was moved to support Dr. Faustman's research after learning that it was completely self-funded. Because the potential cure uses approved, patent-free drugs, the lab cannot get funding from pharmaceutical companies. Although phase 1 of the clinical trial is fully funded, Dr. Faustman will need $25 million to complete phase 2.
With collaboration from other diabetics, Mr. Farrell has added more than 1,200 sites about diabetes to the Search Engine, making it one of the most comprehensive resources about diabetes.

Mr. Farrell noted, ''If you have any questions about diabetes you'll get the answers through the Diabetes Search Engine.''
David Edelman, Founder of DiabetesDaily.com remarked, ''When someone clicks on a sponsored ad that appears alongside the results of a search on DiabetesWebSearch.com, a contribution is made to Dr. Faustman's research. We have entered a new era of grassroots activism where patients can directly fund research to improve their own lives. With each search, we are purchasing a small stake in an eventual cure for diabetes.''
Besides helping fund Dr. Faustman's research, the Diabetes Search Engine empowers patients with access to resources that they would typically not have access to.

Manny Hernandez, Founder of TuDiabetes.com added, ''When you search for diabetes information on the web, you can get overwhelmed quite easily. Through this project, we hope to make the best resources easier to find for the patient looking for answers.''
The Diabetes Web Search can be found on Bernard's Diabetes Technology Blog, on the home page of DiabetesDaily.com and TuDiabetes.com and in many other diabetes blogs and web sites. You can add the Diabetes Web Search box to your site, by visiting DiabetesWebSearch.com.
Bernard Farrell was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in 1972. He controls his diabetes with an insulin pump and continuous glucose monitor. Bernard is a software architect who specializes in user experience. This helps him when suggesting changes to diabetes devices that make them easier to use. He is a long-time diabetes advocate and part-time consultant for companies developing diabetes technology.
DiabetesDaily.com was founded in December 2005 by David and Elizabeth Edelman, shortly after she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Their mission is to provide free education and friendly support to everyone touched by diabetes.
TuDiabetes.com was founded in March 2007 by Manny Hernandez, a Social Entrepreneur and Community Strategist who was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes in late 2002. TuDiabetes.com is operated by the Diabetes Hands Foundation, a nonprofit organization formed to provide an open space for people touched by diabetes to connect with others in pursuit of a healthy life through support, information and creative expression.

ASHTHOTRA SATHA KUNDATMAKA MAHA VARUNA YAGAM

Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy praying at the Maha Varuna Yagam in Hyderabad on Wednesday and view of priests performing yagam. TTD Chairman B.Karunakara Reddy, TTD EO K.V.Ramanachary were also seen.

Hyderabad 23 July (P.R.O) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has started three day ASHTHOTRA SATHA KUNDATMAKA MAHA VARUNA YAGAM 'to please the rain god to open up the skies'. This yagam involves 150 priests from TTD performing the traditional ritual simultaneously in 108 homagundams.

Chief Minister Y.S.Rajasekhara Reddy along with Ministers J.Rathnakar Rao, K.Jana Reddy and M.Mukesh Goud visited the venue to mark the formal launch of the event. The yagam formally commenced after the TTD priests offered prayers to Lord Venkateswara and gave blessings to the Chief Minister and his cabinet colleagues. TTD Chairman B.Karunakara Reddy, Executive Officer K.V.Ramanachary explained them about the significance of the event to the Chief Minister.

The Chief Minister hoped that sufficient rain would be received in the coming days. He appreciated the TTD for its various programmes like Kalyanamasthu and assured the Government's full support to the TTD.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Donation of Silver Articles to Goddess Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru

TTD Chairman B.Karunakara Reddy is receiving Silver Vessels worth Rs.12 Lakhs for conducting Asthottatara Kalasabhishekam in Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple in Tiruchanur from Donor Sakam Jayachandra Reddy of Tirupati on Tuesday. The Donor also donated a Silver Crowbar for collecting earth during Ankurarpanam of Brahmotsavam in addition to 108 silver vessels.

Seminar on Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba

TTD E.O K.V.Ramanachary inaugurating the seminar by lightning the lamp and releasing a book titled "VASISHTA RAMAYANAM (Dwipada Kavyam)"on this occassion at S.P.W.Degree College, Tirupati on Aug 11.

Tirupati 11 Aug (P.R.O) Even you are a great but be humble, this our Indians nature told Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Executive Officer, TTDs. While speaking in a seminar on the occasion of Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba at Sri Padmavathi Womens Degree College , Tirupati, he said that the students especially the girls have to read the books of Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba so as to learn more about Matrusri.

He further said that Tarigonda Vengamamba writings especially, Sri Venkatachala Mahatyam is still popular among her writings. He released books on Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba written by Sri Hanumanthu, Vasista Ramayanam by Sri K.J.Krishnamurthy and few CDs by Sri Saikrishna Yachendra on this occasion.

Prof. Kusuma Kumari of S.P.Mahila University, Sri Bhuman, Director SVETA, Sri P.Chenchu Subbaiah, Co-Ordinator, Sri Veturi Prabhakara Sastry Vengamamba Project and Sri K.J.Krishnamurthy, large number of students and Teachers have participated in the programme.

Three Day Annual Pavirothavam begins

Temple Priests performing snapana Tirumanjanam

Tirumala 12 Aug (P.R.O) On the first of ongoing three day Annual Pavithrotsavam at Tirumala which began on Tuesday Aug 12, priests performed Snapana Tirumanjanam to the processional dieties of Lord Malayappaswamy and His consorts at Sampangi Prakaram inside Sri Vari Temple .

Pavithrotsava, an important three-day festival at the Tirumala temple, begins on August 12. Pavithrotsava will be observed at Tirumala. This is one of the important festivals at Tirumala with a hoary antiquity, agamic sanction, puranic reference and high religious significance. Basically during this utsava, the presiding deity and the other deities in the hilltown and in the temple itself are adorned with pavithras (sanctified garlands of thread). Homa is performed, vedic mantras are chanted, puranas are read. This utsava is penitential as well as propitiatory and its main objective is to get rid of the evil that might have been caused due to omissions and commissions in the performance of various rituals throughout the year. That is why this utsava is referred to severally as ``Dosha Nivaarana,'' ``Sarva Yajna Phalapradha,'' ``Sarva Doshopasamana,'' ``Sarva Tushtikara,'' ``Sarvakaamapradha, ``Sarvalokasantida.''

Pavithrotsava,as the very word indicates is derived from the combination of two words ``pavithra and utsava.'' Pavithra is a means towards purification. That is why a darba grass worn in a loose knot round the finger usually heralds the performance of any religious rite. The Jayakhya Samhita explains that pavithra protects one from evil.

The puranas also prescribe ``Pavithra Aaropana,'' i.e., adorning the deity with pavithra, as an integral part of the rituals during the worship of Lord Vishnu. For example, the agni purana specifies that the first day of a lunar fortnight either in the beginning of the month of Aashada or the end of the Krithika should be chosen for performing pavithrotsava for Lord Hari so as to earn riches! The Garuda Purana says that this rite should be done on the 12th day of the dark or bright fortnight. It is amazing to find the puranas even detailing the type of colour of the thread that should be used for preparing the pavithra.

The origin of Pavithrotsavam in Tirumala dates back to 1463 A.D. The stone inscription found on the northern wall of the Vagapadi verandah in the first ``Prakaara'' of the Tirumala templegives a very detailed account. The inscription refers even to the items of expenditure to be incurred in connection with the celebration of ``Pavithra Tirunal.''

The attention paid to details, especially in a stone inscription speaks volumes about the meticulous planning that went into the celebration of the Pavithrotsava.

The festival appears to have been celebrated till 1562 A.D. as we find numerous inscriptions referring to this Tirunal at Tirumalaiand the food offerings to be made during that festival, but suddenly after 1562, there is a gap, which makes one believe that perhaps this utsava was not celebrated as many of the villages endowed by the devotees for performing this festival might have been lost due to the various political changes at that time. This utsava was revived only about 38 years ago i.e. 1962.

This festival is celebrated for three days at Tirumala in the month of Aavani and is so planned as to conclude on Aavani Pournami day. The utsava is preceded by Ankurarpana the previous evening. The Ankurarpana and Mritsangrahana rituals are identical to those performed during Brahmotsava. Veda recitation is started after the Mritsangrahana ritual and this recitation of the Vedas concludes on the third day.

Aavahana is done in the Pradana Kumbha for Lord Vishnu and His Consort. There will be 16 other Kumbhas surrounding this Pradana Kumbha. The various mantras which are recited are believed to infuse voice vibrations which have great religious and spiritual force. It is this Kumbha which is taken to the Moolasthana on the concluding day of the Pavitrotsava and from that Kumbha the augmented spiritual power is believed to be transmitted to the Moola Vigraha (Kumbha Aavaahanam). The sanctified pavithras are offered to the various deities on the morning of the second day of the utsava.

TTD Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Spl Officer Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Board Member Dr. Chadalawada Sudha, Temple DyE.O Sri Siddiah, Peishkars Sri Murali, Sri Naga Reddy, Sri Varma and devotees took part.

SRI V.SESHADRI TAKEN CHARGE AS JOINT EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Sri V.Seshadri taking charge as Joint Executive Officer, TTD, Tirupati inside Sri Vari Temple on Friday morning. Sri Dharma Reddy congralutating Sri V.Seshadri.

Independence Day Celebrations

SuMuhurtham fixed for 4th Phase of Kalyanamasthu

Tirumala 21 Aug (P.R.O) The sumuhurtham for the 4th phase Kalyanamasthu programme is fixed as 10.48AM to 11.04AM on November 2, 2008. Lagnam is sarva Dhari Nama Year, Kartheeka Sukla Panchami, Panchami Thidi, Mula-Nakshatram, Dhanurlagnam.

Brahmasri Tangirala Prabhakara Purnaiah Siddhanthi of Relangi, W.G.Dist , Brahmasri Chitrakavi Srinivasa Acharyulu of Gudur, Sriman Marimganti Venkata Peethambaracharyulu of Warangal, Brahmasri Veereswara Siddanthi, Podagatla Palle, Brahmasri Gopavarjulu Balasubramanya Sastry, Tirupati, Vedantham Vishnu Bhattacharyulu, Agama Advisor, TTD Local Temples, Sri Ramamurthy, Principal, S.V.Vedapatasala, Tirumala have fixed the Muhurtham for the 4th Phase Kalyanamasthu of TTD at Asthanamandapam, Tirumala on Aug 21.

On this occasion Sri B.Karunakara Reddy expressed his happiness over the auspious muhurtham for the Kalyanamasthu and informed that TTD is taking steps to uplift the values of Hindu Dharma by doing such welfare activities in the name of Lord Venkateswara.

Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Executive Officer, TTDs, Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer, Tml, Sri V.Seshadhri, JEO TTDs, Sri C.Vijayaraghavacharyulu, Secretary DPP and others have participated.

TTD Board Meeting at Annamayya Bhavan

The TTD Chairman Sri B.Karunakara Reddy releasing a book 'PALANAMRUTHAM' at Annamayya Bhavan, Tirumala on Aug 22.

Tirumala 22 Aug (P.R.O) The TTD Trust Board under the chairmanship of Sri B.Karunakara Reddy at Annamaiah Bhavan, Tirumala have taken the following decisions on August 22.

  • As part of Dharma Pracharam, one Bhagavath Gita and one Srivari Laddu will be given to the prisoners once in a year in the state prisons. This will be started in the coming deepavali day.
  • Wearing footwear in prohibited in four mada streets, Tirumala.
  • Ten contract labourers who completed five years of service working in S.V.Gosamrakshana Shala would be given salaries and allowances which is equivalent to minimum wages. Similarly, the human hair grading workers would be given Rs. 500/- as risk allowances based on their performance.
  • The forest workers removed in the year 2004 will be provided work and to pay them minimum wages.
  • The sambhavana for purana pundits is extended Rs.2000/- in addition to the present amount. They will also be given indentity cards, T.A & D.A besides medical facilities in TTD run hospitals.
  • The hawkers who lost their business (work) in VQC I, II are given opportunity to work in Annadanam, tirumala.
  • It is decided to take two officers (appraisers) from Hall Mark agency (Indian Bureau of Standards) to decide the quality of the Gold, Diamonds and Jewellery in TTD. The measurements instruments being used in Reserve Bank of India would also be utilized in TTD.
  • The four line road from Ramanuja Circle to Tiruchanur would be extended as six lane roads. The approx cost is Rs. 525 lakhs.
  • The S.V.Oriental college Girls hostel would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 5 Crores.
  • It is decided to construct a Kalyana Mandapam in Sri Vijaya Vinayaka Temple located in Bairagipatteda.
  • The pilgrim compensatory allowance is enhanced from Rs.750/- to Rs. 1000/- to the regular employees. Similarly, the same PCAa will be given Rs. 400/- per month for the retired employees of TTD.
  • The students (Under below poverty line) studying in TTD run institutions would be provided free meals arrangements.
  • The piece rate for the workers in S.V.Sculpture centre, TTD is enhanced hundred percent salary, besides identity cards and medical facilities in TTD Hospitals.
  • The children of TTD employees who study in professional colleges in abroad would be paid fee, subject to the terms and conditions.

Later, the chairman released a book 'PALANAMRUTHAM'. The potu workers unions, Tirumala has donated Rs. 3,38,298 for pranadana Trust, they have handed over the cheque to the chairman, TTDs.

TTD Board Members Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, Sri Gokaraju Ramaraju, Sri Janga Krishnamurthy, Sri Vijaysai Reddy, Sri Sudharshan Reddy, Sri O.V.Ramana, Sri N.Subramanyam, Smt Indira Reddy, Dr. Chadalawada Sudha, Ex-Officio members Sri G.Sudhir, Sri Sundara Kumar, TTD E.O Sri K.V.Ramanachary, TTD JEO Sri V.Seshadhri, Spl Officer Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, C.V&S.O Sri B.V.Ramana Kumar, F.A&C.A.O Smt Anitha Shah Akella, Chief Engineer Sri VSB Koteswara Rao, DLO Sri Appa Rao were present.

Celebration of Gokulastami

TTD Chairman Sri B.Karunakara Reddy performing Go-Pooja at TTDs S.V.Gosamrakshana Shala in connection with Annual Gokulastami in Tirupati on Aug 24

Swearing in Ceremony of D.K.Audikeshavulu as TTD Trust Board Chairman

TTD Trust Board Chairman D.K.Audikeshavulu receives 'Prasadams' from the TTD Executive Officer K.V.Ramanachary after the swearing in ceremony at Ranganayakula Mandapam inside Sri Vari Temple at Tirumala on Monday. TTD Chairman, Board Members Sri Ch.Sathyanarayana, Alluru Subramanyam with Sri Sri Sri Pedda Jeeyar Swamy.

58th Vardhanthi Mahotsavam of Veturi Prabhakara Sastry

TTD Exeutive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary garlanding statue of Sriman Veturi Prabakara Sastry and releasing a book on the occassion of 58th Vardhanthi of Sriman Veturi Prabakara Sastry in Tirupati on Aug 29.

Tirupati 28 Aug (P.R.O) On the occasion of the 58 th Vardhanthi Mahotsavam of Sriman Veturi Prabhakara Sastry a literary session is arranged at S.V.Oriental College , Tirupati on August 29, 2008 .

Speaking on this occasion Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Executive Officer, TTDs said that Sri Veturi Prabhakara Sastry was a great scholar, commentator, writer, critic and poet for the Telugu literature.

Sri Veturi Prabhakara Sastry is the first person who brought the Annamacharya Sankeerthanams into limelight he added. His contribution in popularizing Annamaiah Sankeerthana and the importance of Telugu literature in commendable. He further said that though the studying in professional colleges may not know about his writings and his life history but the students of oriental college must know such great poet, writers, works to the Telugu language. Earlier the Executive Officer has garlanded the statue of Sri Veturi Prabhakara Sastry on the main road at SVETA.

Later Sri K.V.Ramanachary released Books Titled “KAVYA MANJARI” written by Sri Veturi Prabhakara Sastry and “VENGAMAMBA KRUTHULA PARISELANA” by Prof. K.J.Krishnamurthy.

Sri Medasani Mohan, Sri Ravva Sri Hari, Sri Veturi Ananda Murthy, Sri P.Chenchu Subbaiah, Sri Singaraju Sachidanandam, Smt Lalitha Kumari, Principal S.V.Oriental College , Acharya Sarvothamma Rao, Sri Ramachandra Reddy, S.E and students took part. Sri Bhuman, Director SVETA presided over the function.

Dalitha Govindam

Naidupet 06 Sep (C.P.R.O) Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has conducted Dalitha Govindam at Agraharam Dalithawada of Naidupeta in Nellore Dist on Sept 6 with religious fanfare at the daiety admist chantings of Govinda Govinda by devout devotees.

Speaking on the occasion the TTD Chairman Sri D.K.Audikesavalu Naidu said TTD has taken up the Dalitha Govindam with the blessing of the Lord Venkateswara Swamy to promote equality and fraternal feelings in society. He further informed that Dalitha Govindam was first conducted at Sullurpet in 2006 with the initiative of Sri N.Subramanayam MLA. The chairman further informed that the another important programme taken up by TTD is Kalyanamasthu, the fourth phase of which scheduled to be held on November 2, 2008 in all assembly constituencies of the state. The chairman further said with the blessings of Lord Venkateswara Swamy the state will prosper and all the citizens and their families will lead their lives happily. On this occasion Sri N.Subramanyam also spoke.

Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer TTD, Sri Ramgopal, Dist Collector, Veda Pundits, local public representatives and large number of devotees were also present.

Review meeting on Kalyanamasthu

TTD Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary reviewing with Officials

Tirupati, 10 Sep (C.P.R.O) The TTDs fourth phase kalyanamasthu programme to be conducted on November 2, with Dhanur lagnam, Mula Nakshatram by 10.48am to 11.00am across the state has to arrange carefully told Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Executive Officer, TTDs. On Wednesday morning he conducted a review meeting with nodal and zonal officials being deputed for Kalyanamasthu at the meeting hall in TTD Adm. Bldg. while speaking, he said that all the publicity materials viz; flex banners, pamphlets, posters etc. have to be sent within couple of days to the destination he added. All the district and zonal officers have to be in touch with M.Ps, MLAs, Sarpanches, other people representatives as well as district collectors, SPs and other officials in the respective districts he told. The honorable Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh will conduct video conference on Sep 21 with all the district collectors on Kalyanamasthu. The venue in charge have to pay attention on catering, melam, purohits, Kalyanamandapam, pendals should be fixed in advance he informed.

Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer, Sri V.Seshadhri, Joint Executive Officer, Sri B.V.Ramana Kumar, C.V&S.O, Dr. Vijaya Raghavacharyulu, DPP Secretary and other officials have participated.

Release of Sri Vari Annual Brahmotsavam Wall Poster and Booklet

Sri D.K.Audikesavulu, Chairman TTDs releasing Sri Vari Brahmotsavam wall poster and booklet in front of Sri Vari Temple, Tirumala on Friday. TTD Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary is also seen.

Tirumala, 12 Sep (C.P.R.O) All arrangements are in progress told Sri D.K.Audikesavulu Naidu, Chairman TTDs. While addressing the media at Annamaiah Bhavan, Tirumala on Friday morning, he said that security arrangements are made with the co-operation of district Supdt of Police as well as TTD C.V&S.O, engineering works are nearing to complete, preparation for providing food for all the devotees, water, sanitation facilities are increased he added. The scouts and guides, srivari sevaks near 2000 members are going to help the visiting devotees he told.

Further, he said that on November 2, the 4 th phase Kalyanamasthu programme would be conducted inn all the constituencies of AP. The TTD staff will leave for the venues on September 18 to see the arrangements he added.

He also informed that on November 10, mangala kaisika Dwadasi utsavam would also be conducted in the state i.e., five mandals in each district.

Earlier, he along with Executive Officer TTD have conducted pujas and released the wall posters of Srivari Brahmotsavams-2008 as well as programme booklets in front of Srivari Temple by 10AM .

Sri K.V.Ramanachary, Executive Officer, Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer, Sri V.Seshadhri, Joint Executive Officer, Sri VSB. Koteswara Rao, Chief Engineer, Sri Siddiah, DyE.O Temple and others have participated.

Chaturyuga Bandham Bhakthi Chaitanya Yatra- Sri KRISHNA RADHAM Reached Tirupati

TTD Chairman Sri D.K.Audikesavulu and TTD Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary performing puja to the Sri Krishna Radham on reaching tirupati on Sep 17.

Tirupati, 17 Sep (C.P.R.O) As part of Chaturyuga Bandham Bhakthi Chaitanya Yatra, Sri Krishna Radham reached Tirupati on September 17. To mark the occasion, the TTD arranged a meeting at Aliperi on Wednesday morning.

Speaking on this occasion Sri D.K.Audikesavulu, Chairman TTDs said that large number of people across the state expressing their ecstasy for having the dharshan of the Lord Venkateswara through Sri Rama, Sri Narasimha and Krishna Radhams. He thanked all the persons who walked miles together along with these vahanams.

While speaking, the Executive Officer Sri K.V.Ramanachary said that people from all corners in A.P thronged to witness the God in these Three Rathams he added. The Krishna Radham started from Movva Temple on August 27 and reached Tirupati on September 17. Nearly 1324 villages, 60 towns have been covered by this ratham. Districts like Krishna , Nalgonda, Mahabubnagar, Kurnool , Ananthapur and Chittoor have been covered he told.

Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, Member TTD Trust Board, Sri V.Seshadri, Joint Executive Officer TTDs, Ratham in charge Sri P.Bhaskar, Route Officers Sri C.V.Prasad, Papaiah, DPP Secretary Dr. Vijay Raghavacharyulu and others have participated.

TTD BOARD MEETING

TTD Baord Meeting in progresss under the chairmanship of Sri D.K.Audikesavulu and releasing Kalyanamasthu poster slated on November 2,2008 at Annamayya Bhavan, Tirumala on Sep 20.

Tirumala, 20 Sep (C.P.R.O) The TTD Trust Board under the chairmanship of Sri D.K.Audikesavalu Naidu at Annamaiah Bhavan, Tirumala have taken the following decisions on September 20.

  • Rs. 5000/- per month is sanctioned as financial assistance to the descentdents of Saint Poet Thallapaka Annamacharya.
  • The present Ananda Nilayam in Sri Vari Temple will be covered with Gold for which donors are identifying.
  • Free cellar darshan to the bride and bridegrooms those who marry in tirumala hills. Parents from both the sides will also be permitted for darshan.
  • Rs. 2 crores is sanctioned to acquire sophisticated equipments like monitors, ventilators, dialysis machines for SVIMS Hospital.
  • Decided to send TTD Archakas for taking part in Subhiksha Yagam to be conducted in Tamil Nadu.

The Board Members who attended the meeting are.. Sri Penumatsa Sambasiva Raju, M.L.A, Sri Marri Rajasekhar, MLA, Sri P.Sudharshan Reddy M.L.A, Sri Kale Yadaiah, Sri Chintakunta Satyanarayana, Sri Alluri Subramanyam, Dr. Mandalapu Anjaiah, Smt. Indira Reddy, Sri R.P.Goenka, Sri Venumbaka Vijay Sai Reddy and Ex-Officio members Sri Chavireddy Bhaskar Reddy, Sri G.Sudhir, IAS, Sri P.Sundara Kumar, IAS, Sri K.V.Ramanachary and TTD Officials Sri A.V.Dharma Reddy, Spl Officer, Sri Seshadhri Joint Executive Officer, Sri B.V.Ramana Kumar, C.V&S.O, Smt. Anitha Shah Akell, F.A&C.A.O, Sri VSB.Koteswara Rao, Sri APPA Rao, DLO, Sri Prabhakara Reddy.