The growing number of pilgrims and the hair offerings by way of sacred tonsuring has increased the demand for more space. Looking at the same, the TTD EO Dr D Samba Siva Rao has instructed the temple officials to set up extra go downs to store the human hair.
This decision was arrived at post the internal audit meeting that took place yesterday, 17 June 2015 at the TTD administrative building in Tirupati. Every year, millions of pilgrims tonsure their heads as an offering to Lord Venkateshwara, going by the ancient mythology of loan and debt.
There is a massive streamlining going on in order to improve and make the exiting systems in Tirumala more efficient. The Laddu system had been recently revamped for faster deployment and management at the Prasadam counters. More programs will be improvised, like Harikathas, Bhajans, religious discourses and Sankeertans in the coming months.