Tirumala: Devotees visit the Tirupati seven mountain elephant by donating Rs.10,000 through Srivani Foundation. Information spread on social media that 50 percent of the funds will be given to the Andhra Pradesh government.
Devasthanam Chief Executive Officer Dharma Reddy said yesterday at Annamaiyya Bhavan in Tirumala:
Srivani Foundation was launched in 2019. This trust was started for devotees who donate less than one lakh rupees. If such a devotee makes a donation of Rs.10,000, this Srivani Trust will buy him a ticket of Rs.500 through VIP Break Darshan to visit Swami. Also, this foundation was started with the good will to build Seven Malayan Temples everywhere in the backward areas, to renovate the dilapidated ancient temples and to provide financial support for Deepa, Dupa and Naivetiya.
But, some people are spreading wrong information through social media. In particular, they are spreading false information that the Devasthanam is using the income from this trust as monthly salary for its employees and providing funds to the Andhra Pradesh government from time to time. This is highly reprehensible. Strict legal action will be taken against those spreading such hoaxes. Devotees should not believe all this.
Through this Srivani Foundation Fund, 2,068 temples are being built for each of the Seven Hills in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Puducherry, where SCs, STs, BCs and fishermen live. 320 temples are being renovated at a cost of Rs.32 crore by the Samarasada Seva Foundation and 150 dilapidated temples are being renovated at a cost of Rs.130 crore by the Hindu Religious Charities Department of the Andhra Government. Apart from this, for temples without lamp, incense and incense, Rs. 2.5 crore through Srivani Foundation. He said this.