TTD Chairman and The Eo Inagurates Agarbattis

It was a great moment in history TTD with the inauguration of the Agarbatti Manufacturing Unit being opened at the SV Go Samrakshanashala on Monday.


The unique unit was opened by the TTD Chairman Sri YV Subba Reddy along with the TTD EO Dr KS Jawahar Reddy while Tirupati MLA Sri Bhumana Karunakar Reddy, Sulurpeta MLA Sri Sanjeevaiah also participated in the landmark event.


Thereafter they signed pact with YSR Horticultural University for providing dry flower technology to TTD.




Speaking on the occasion the TTD Chairman said the agarbattis are being made from used flower garlands of all TTD temples and shall be available to devotees from Monday onwards at Tirumala. "The Bangalore based M/s Darshan international Company had set up machinery at its own cost and freely manufacturing Agarbattis as a service to Sri Venkateswara", he added.


He said in all 10 machines produce 3.5 lakh agarbattis daily in seven brands which were sold at Tirumala laddu counters and Tirupati. The Chairman also reaffirmed that the flowers used in the Srivari temple are not used in making these agarbattis.




The technology is used to make portraits of Swami and Ammavaru with the flowers used in the TTD temples. As part of the technology, women are trained at the Citrus Research Station of the University at Tirupati and TTD is funding   83 lakhs towards equipment and training.


The Chairman said with the technology TTD manufactures photos, calendars, key chains, paperweights, etc. soon available for sale to devotees.


The Registrar of the YSR Horticultural University Dr Gopal, TTD DyEO (general) Sri Ramana Prasad signed the MoU which the TTD Chairman and Vice-chancellor Dr T Janakiram exchanged.




Soon after the Agarbattis are opened in SV Gosala at Tirupati, the sales commenced at four counters in Tirumala with three counters near Laddu Complex and one in TTD Book Stall located opposite Srivari Temple on Monday.




TTD Chairman unveiled the TTD's monthly Sapthagiri Magazine with added attractions of cover designs and scholarly articles published in six languages.


The Sapthagiri magazine which began in 1949 was issued in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, English and Hindi in1970 and in Sanskrit from 2014 onwards.


The Sapthagiri magazine has become totally colourful from 2016 and a leader in Hindu dharma propagation for last 50 years.


Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy, TTD JEO Smt Sada Bhargavi, CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti, Veterinary University Vice-Chancellor Dr Padmanabha Reddy, CE Sri Nageswara Rao, Gosala Director Dr Harnath Reddy, Darshan International Proprietor Sri Srinivas, Sri Ashok, Sri Harsha, Sapthagiri chief editor Sri Radha Ramana and other officials were also present in both the events.


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