The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) Trust Board, led by Chairman Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, convened on Tuesday and made significant decisions to promote Sanatana Dharma and provide special darshan to the youth.
Under the new initiative, youngsters under 25 who complete writing Govinda Koti (one crore repetitions of Lord Venkateswara’s name) along with their family members will receive a special darshan of Sri Venkateswara Swamy in Tirumala.
This move aims to instill the essence of Sanatana Dharma among the younger generation.
The TTD Trust Board also plans to provide darshan to individuals who write Govinda Namas for 10,01,116 times. Completing Govinda Koti is expected to take a minimum of three years, making it possible for children as young as five to participate, fostering an understanding of Sanatana Dharma in their lives.
Writing the names continuously could take one year, and the TTD will release specific rules and regulations for Govinda Koti within a week. Additionally, the
TTD Trust Board has decided to distribute one crore Bhagavad Gita books, each comprising 20 pages with an easily comprehensible essence, to students ranging from LKG to post-graduation.
This initiative aims to create awareness about Sanatana Dharma, human values, and ethical principles among students.
Other Key Decisions of the TTD Trust Board:
- Increased ex-gratia for the family of baby Lakshita, who tragically lost her life in a recent leopard attack, from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh.
- Sanctioned Rs 32.73 crore to employ additional sanitation workers to enhance sanitation during the Salakatla and Navaratri Brahmotsavams this year.
- Allocated Rs 1.65 crore to construct a second temple of Sri Venkateswara Swamy in the Bandra locality of Mumbai, along with an information center costing Rs 5.35 crore, funded by TTD trust board members as donations.
- Approved repair works for 1,476 quarters of TTD employees with an expenditure of Rs 49.48 crore.
- Sanctioned Rs 49.48 crore for infrastructure development, including roads, at the location where house sites were allocated to TTD employees in Paadiredu Aranyam, Vadamalapet mandal. Employees will repay this amount to the TTD.
- Urged the government to approve 413 posts, including archakas in temples under TTD, potu workers, and prasadam distributors.