The Overcrowding Tirupat Balaji temple is trying to tackle the crowd and please the devotees across the country. The Triumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD) is planning to build Balaji temples across the country at various places.
Recently, TTD opened an information center at Amaravati, Maharashtra, now planning to build a temple in Navi Mumbai. The State government has agreed to provide land free of cost, or on a private chunk of land at chembur.
Another temple for the Lord of Seven Hills is planned on the sea shores of Kanyakumari. After the TTD performed the “Kalyanotsavam” at the peninsula’s southernmost tip on a full-moon day last year, devotees have come forward with a proposal to build temple there.
While the proposal to get a statue installed at Kurukshetra, Haryana, is yet to be finalized, the TTD has received another offer to get a temple consecrated at Gole Market in the heart of Delhi.
“These temples will satiate the devotion of the local populace and enhance manifold their affinity to the Lord” TTD executive officer L. V. Subrahmanyam said on Thursday.
Another plan is to do away with the guesthouse and rooms at the TTD’s chennai information center in T. Nagar, Chennai and retain it as a full fledged temple.
Plans for Chennai
The rooms may be shifted either to the property on G.N. Chetty Road, which was donated by yesteryear actor Kanchana, or a huge complex in Royapettah, Mr. Subrahmanyam Said.
With such measures, the TTD hoped the devotees will focus more on the local temples, thus making the turnout at Tirumala more manageable.