Wednesday, March 29, 2017

TTD's New Mobile App Launched on Ugadi

Tirumala, 29 March 2017: To make the darshan, accommodation and donation process more transparent and handy for devotees of Lord Venkateswara, TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao launched new mobile app in Tirumala on Wednesday on the auspicious day of Telugu Ugadi.

Named as "Govinda Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams" the app provides the mobile savvy devotees all the facilities to book darshan, accommodation, e-Hundi, e-Donation facilities with just the touch of a button on their mobile screen.

Speaking on this occasion, TTD EO said, the temple management is trying out all the ways and means to provide the best possible services to its pilgrims with more transparency and speed. "Our intention is to provide all the amenities to pilgrims in a hassle free way. Our IT wing along with TCS have brought significant changes in our most ambitious "Digital Tirumala" online booking system in the last one year and we are still finding out the best IT solutions. This mobile app facilitates the pilgrims to book darshan, accommodation  and donation with finger touch. The pilgrim can use this app through our official web site and google apps with just few clicks", he added.

Adding further, the EO said, so far 1.33 crore people had darshan in Rs.300 through online and every day over 2000 rooms are released to book online for the same of devotees. "Similarly we want to further improve IT services for transparency", he maintained.

TTD Trust board member Smt Sudhamurthy said its a technology based pilgrim initiative and TTD is best utilising the IT services to provide hassle-free services to devotees.

Other board members Dr Hariprasad, Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri Bhanuprakash Reddy, Sri Ananta, CIO Sri Sudhakar, IT wing chief of TTD Sri Sesha Reddy and others were also present.

Procession of Srivari Padalu

Tirupati, 29 March 2017: Procession of Srivari Padalu started from Komalamma Satram near Alipiri and reached the temple while the procession of special.

Temple DyEO Smt Munilakshmi, Suptd Sri Uma Maheswara Reddy and others took part.

Aparna Balamurali marks her Tamil debut through ‘8 THOTTAKKAL’

Whether it may be the teaser or it may be the scintillating songs, it has to be said that the film ‘8 THOTTAKKAL’ is gradually increasing the expectation level of the Audience, especially when the rhythmic master Yuvanshankar Raj has bagged the musical rights of the film. It is a must to say that the mind blowing promotional strategies for the film is creating waves in all over Tamilnadu.  Produced by M. Vellapandiyan under the banner ‘Vetrivel Saravana cinemas’ jointly with I B karthikeyan of ‘BIGPRINT Pictures’, the new-age -cop thriller ‘8 Thottakkal’ is directed by debutante Sri Ganesh, former assistant of Director Mysskin. The sharp-edged  ‘8Thottakkal’ that has debutante Vetri and Aparna Balamurali of ‘Maheshinte Prathikaaram’ fame in the lead will be released on April 7th by Sakthivel under the banner ‘Sakthivel Film Factory’. 

“I am very much happy to step into the Tamil film industry through ‘8 Thottakkal’, which is well built up by a young and energetic team. I play as a Journalist named Meera Vasudevan, who wants to live independently.  Our Hero is a very silent person and I am the one who will be moving friendly with him during his bad times.  But my character not stops here; it moves in a different track which will be far away from the Audience’s expectations. Apart from acting, I have sung a song too called ‘Manipaaya’, composed by KS Sundaramurthy, and I am glad to know that the song is receiving positive comments from the Audience” says Aparna Balamurali, the female lead of ‘8 THOTTAKKAL’ enthusiastically.

Rama as Mohini

Tirupati, 29 March 2017: On the fifth day morning, Lord Sri Rama dons Mohini Avatara, the celestial beauty to bless the devotees on Wednesday.

Lord Sri Rama is a standing example of a pious human being since aeons as he has overcome all the human weaknesses to protect dharma. He even refused to accept Surpanakha, who appeared as beautiful woman and insisted him to marry her since he was already married to Sita and became a role model human being.
By taking ride on this palanquin the Lord sends a message that all the worldly pleasures are a myth and we should not bowled over by these temporary pleasures and loose our dignity.

DyEO Smt Munilakshmi, EE Sri Jagadeeswara Reddy, Temple Supdt Sri Uma Maheswara Reddy, Temple Inspector Sri Sesha Reddy and others took part.


Tirumala, 29 March 2017: The Hemalambi Ugadi predicts good rains, rices and happiness to be bestowed on humanity as per Telugu almanac Panchangam which was rendered in Tirumala temple on Wednesday as a part of Ugadi Asthanam.

After performing temple court to processional deities of Sri Malayappa Swamy flanked by his two consorts Sri Devi, Bhu Devi, Sri Viswaksena in Bangaru vakili, the TTD pundit rendered the forecasted results in Panchangam in the new year day of Telugu calendar.

Later speaking on this occasion TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao wished all the Telugu speaking devotees Ugadi Greetings and said TTD is committed to offer better services to pilgrims. "Even we are now planning to enhance the number of Srivari Seva volunteers who are enrolling online to 1000 from June 1 onwards", he added.

The EO also complimented Garden wing of TTD for making unique vegetable and floral structures including "Dasavaratara" in watermelon, grape roof, floral elephant, pineapple chariot etc. The devotees had a long day taking photographs and selfies in front of some of these structures which were arranged outside the temple in the front yard.

TTD Trust Board Members Sri Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sri DP Anantha, Dr P Hariprasad, Sri G Bhanuprakash Reddy, Smt Sudha Narayanamurthy, Suptd Of Police (Urban) Smt Jayalakshmi, VGO Sri Raveendra Reddy, Temple DyEO Sri Rama Rao, Peishkar Sri Ramesh, Temple Staff and others took part.

Hero Ram's New Movie Launch

Ram, Anupama Parameswaran, Megha Kishore acting new film launch held today at Hyderabad. Krishna Chaitanya presenting the film, Sravanthi Films, PR Cinema jointlyl producting the movie. Kishore Tirumala director of the film.  Devi Sri Prasad Composing the music, Sameera Reddy handling the camera.

Keshava Movie Ugadi Poster