Tirupati:The Tirumala tirupati devasthanam (TTD) Executive Officer Dr KS Jawahar Reddy has instructed the All HoDs of TTD local temples to improve footfalls by coordinating with Tourism and RTC and taking up wide publicity on the significance and heritage of all temples.
Reviewing the functioning of the local temples with officials at his chambers in TTD Administrative Building on Tuesday, the EO said both the TTD website and SVBC should popularise the glory of these ancient local temples.
Publicity shall be taken up by means of pictorial depiction about local temples that shall be displayed at the Padmavati Nilayam, Srinivasam Vishnu Nivasam, RTC bus stand, Railway station etc. for the benefit of devotees.
He directed officials to plan specific packages after negotiations with the Tourism and RTC officials. The EO also said special sevas in each local temple shall be worked out to attract devotees and also to prepare a booklet on every temple and update them frequently.
The TTD EO also asked officials to chalk out plans to set Kalyanakattas at the Temples of Srinivasa Mangapuram and Appalayagunta.
He directed officials to not leave any of the agricultural land related to sub-temples and merged temples of TTD remain vacant and suggested to complete leasing activity of these lands from time to time besides encouraging the farmers to grow organic crops to prepare Naivedyam and Prasadam of Tirumala temple.
All donated cows to the local temples shall be sent to the Gosamrakshanasala. He said, all the revenues of the local temples and expenses should be balanced and employees strength be decided in consultation with FA& CAO based on the necessity.
He said all vacant places in the temples should be used for promoting greenery and utilize the existing buildings without going for new ones, he added. The TTD EO also directed officials to grade the temples on the basis of revenue and devotees footfall and complete all sanctioned development works as per schedule.
He also advised officials to install a granite idol in Vinayaka temple at Tirumala ghat road in the place of a cement idol and to grow flower plants around the premises as an added attraction to the visiting pilgrims.(UNI)