TTD Procures Melchat Vastram From Salem - Addl Eo

Tirumala, 05 May 20:TTD has procured eight Melchat Vastram for Lord Venkateswara from Salem which will last till June, said TTD Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy.

Speaking to the media at Tirumala on Tuesday he said, the Melchat Vastram are procured through a tender process from the lowest bidder in Salem.These sarees are specially prepared to be adorned to Lord Venkateswara moola virat with specific length and breadth. The weavers prepare these silk vastrams with utmost devotion. 

In the wake of existing COVID 19 restrictions across the country, it has become difficult for us to transport these Vastrams from Salem. So we requested our Board Member Sri Sekhar Reddy who negotiated with Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary and DGP and brought the vastrams to Tirumala today",  he added.

It may be mentioned here that the Vastralankara Seva is performed on every Friday in Tirumala temple as a weekly special seva immediately after the completion of the Abhisheka Seva. 

Usually the devotees purchase tickets under current booking at CRO in electronic lucky dip for the Seva.

But in view of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions which are in vogue in Tirumala since March 20, TTD has closed down darshan for pilgrims. As a result, at present TTD is left with only two Melchat Vastram. So TTD procured eight such vastrams through a tender process from the lowest bidder from Salem.

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