Due to the Corona epidemic, the nationwide lockdown has been eased and efforts to resume things have also intensified. In such a situation, the practice of opening closed temples for devotees has also started. Currently, in states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Tamil Nadu, there is a demand to open temples from June 1.
At the same time, the administration of the holy Balaji temple located in Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh has decided to start a new initiative for the devotees. The famous Laddu Prasadam of the temple will now be delivered to the house of devotees at half the cost. Soon the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Trust will start it. Under this, the Laddus, which is available for 50 rupees, will now be given to the devotees at the rate of 25 rupees per day. The temple will also take bulk orders for this.
According to the trust, the devotees have not been able to see Lord Balaji for 50 days. In such a situation, it has been decided that the devotees who are unable to come to the temple at the moment, should be given the holy Laddu Prasadam sitting at home. For this, Laddu Prasad is being sent to 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh, as well as Hyderabad in Telangana, Chennai in Tamil Nadu and Bangalore in Karnataka.
Before the lockdown, three lakh laddus were made in the temple in a day. Its entire method is different and they are made with complete purity. It takes three thousand kilograms of cashew nuts to manufacture Laddus Prasadam daily. This is the only temple in the country, where Laddoo Prasadam conducts daily lab tests. Prasad is offered to devotees only after the test. Not only this, before the lockdown, 80 to one lakh devotees used to come to the temple daily. However, this number will be kept to a maximum of 25 thousand once the lockdown opens.