Monday, October 30, 2017
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam on Sunday was caught in a controversy when the laddu prasadam trays were being transported from the temple kitchen to the distribution counters in an ambulance.
Devotees, who notice the same were shocked at the unusual mode of conveyance being employed by the TTD. They alleged that the act has undermined the sanctity of the laddus to which the devotes attach much importance. The TTD issued a clarification it it has despatched laddus to the SVIMS super supeciality hospital at Tirupati for distribution among its employees as part of extending them with the Brahmotsavam bahumanam. Only empty trays were sent back by the hospital authorities in the ambulance. The vehicle in question is used only to ferry students.