As devotees have been barred from darshan of Lord Balaji in the Tirupati temple since March 20 due to Lockdown, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthaanam authorities have now decided to sell ‘Tirupati laddu Prasadam’ among devotees at 50% discount in Chennai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad and all district headquarters in Andhra Pradesh.
The 175 gram laddu, which is priced at ₹50 each, would be now sold at subsidized price of ₹25 as a token of gift to the devotees during this COVID-19 lockdown period.
TTD Trust Board Chairman Y.V Subba Reddy said that the laddu prasadam will be made available soon at all the TTD Kalyana Mandapams and information centres present in all the 13 district headquarters of Andhra Pradesh along with Hyderabad, Chennai and Bengaluru.
Devotees who require bulk quantity shall have to contact the Srivari Temple Deputy EO on 9849575952 and Potu Peishkar on 9701092777 for their additional requirement whose delivery would be made at the TTD centres. The commencement of Laddu sale by TTD will be decided in two or three days.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the affairs of the world’s richest Hindu temple, has taken this decision in view of the continuing uncertainty over resumption of darshan of Lord at Tiruapati.