Monday 23 July 2018 2:40 AM UTC
TIRUPATI July 23: Indian American Ika Ravi and Guthikonda Srinivas, who hail from Andhra Pradesh, donated INR 13.5 money to the temple ‘Hundi’ and various trusts run by Tirupathi temple authorities.
Mr Ravi, Founder CEO of Rx Advance, a pharmaceutical company based in Boston, donated INR 10 crore to ‘Hundi’, while Mr Srinivas, CEO of JCG Technologies, a software development and consulting firm based in Florida, donated INR 3.50 crore to the trusts.
They met the officials of Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanam (TTD), which manages the richest Hindu temple in the world, handed over the checks in the presence of Andhra Pradesh’s Industry Minister Amarnath Reddy. The Minister lauded the gesture of the NRIs.
Thousands of devotees, who visit the hill shrine every day, make their offerings in ‘Hundi’ while some devotees make their donations online. TTD runs several trusts engaged in social, religious, literary and educational activities.
According to TTD officials, the temple’s earnings during 2018-19 are expected to be INR 2,894 crore, of which the offerings in temple ‘Hundi’ are likely to be INR 1,156 crore.
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