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Refuting former Tirumala Temple chief priest AV Ramana Deekshitulu’s allegation that a pink diamond had gone missing from the jewellery donated to the temple, Tirumala Tirupati.
Telangana: Former Tirumala head priest calls for CBI inquiry, alleged a diamond gone missing since 2001 from temple
Alleging that several precious ornaments have gone missing since 1996, when Miraasi system was abolished, Ramana Deekshitulu demanded for a comprehensive CBI probe.
"The temple administration, as a safety measure, has decided to create a file of 3D pictures of all the jewels," said Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Executive Officer.
Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal said as per the government orders, the age of retirement for priests was fixed at 65 years.
Deve Gowda, an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara frequents Tirumala and it was the first time after the Assembly Elections in Karnataka, he has visited the holy hill shrine.
The orders were handed over to the priests at 12 midnight by TTD Board which decided to fix 65 years as the age of retirement for the temple priests.
Venugopala Dikshitulu, who has been selected for the position, is a relative of the head priest and belongs to one of the four families that follow a hereditary system of priesthood in Tirumala.
The newly constituted Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams Board of Trustees which met for the first time in Tirumala on Wednesday, decided to retire archakas who have crossed 65 years of age.
Dikshitulu made startling allegations of impropriety, corruption and lack of commitment among TTD administrators in upholding ethos and sanctity of the Tirumala temple.
The Slotted Sarva Darshan token system introduced by the TTD has evoked a tremendous response from pilgrims and still more publicity is needed for the same.
Pawan Kalyan told mediapersons, who met him outside the temple, that he prayed to Lord Venkateswara to bless him with the strength to serve the people in a better way.
T Sreelakshmi hit the headlines last weekend for sending a letter to TTD Executive Officer seeking cooperation for a feasibility study to include Tirumala temples in the protected monuments list.
Archaeological Survey of India ties itself up in knots, denies own directive on Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams
TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal told reporters in Tirumala that he had received a call from the Director General assuring him that no such study had been proposed in the first place.
TTD Executive Officer Anil Kumar Singhal has proposed this innovative idea to increase the existing accommodation by twice or thrice to help the pilgrim flow at Tirumala.
The TTD Chairman and three board members hail from Rayalaseema region, the remaining seven members from AP belong to Coastal districts.