Gold ornaments worth Rs 3 cr donated to Tirupati temple

01:27 PM Dec 10, 2021 | PTI |

A princely offering of a set of gem-studded golden gloves to adorn the divine palms of presiding deity of Lord Venkateswara at the ancient hill shrine in Tirumala here was on Friday made by a devotee as a fulfillment of his vow.


The devotee, a jeweller hailing from this temple city, along with family members, handed over the offering called ‘Kati-Hastham’ and ‘Varada-Hastham’ to A Venkata Dharma Reddy, Additional Executive Officer of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) that govern the cash-rich shrine, a temple official told PTI.

The golden ornaments weighing around 5.3 kg and valued at Rs 3 crore would adorn the main deity of Lord Venkateswara at the inner sanctum of the over two millennia old hill shrine, the official said.


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