SRI TARIGONDA VENGAMAMBA NITYA ANNADANA COMPLEX
“Annadanam Samam Danam Trilokeshu Na Vidhathe”
* President H.E. Smt . Pratibha Devi Singh Patil to inaugurate Annadanam Complex on July 7th at Tirumala
* Launch Roti-sabzi service for North Indian pilgrinms
* Unveil the state of art Roti machiNe making 2000 rotis per hour.
Tirupati, July 5: These are the verses from the Vedas, meaning Annadanam is supreme and incomparable to any charity. Hence giving food to the devotees is more than attaining heaven.
The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams(TTD) has taken up this noble task of serving the hungry providing free food in the name of “Annadanam” since several decades. With its prime motto-“Manava Sevaye Madhava Seva”, the TTD is marching ahead in Nitya Annadanam scheme from the past 25 years.
H.E. the President of India, Smt.Pratibha Devi Singh Patil will inaugurate a brand new Annadanam complex named as SRI TARIGONDA VENGAMAMBA NITYA ANNADANA COMPLEX on July 7 in Tirumala during heer one day visit to the hill shrine .
TTD began the free food service to the pilgrims on 6th April 1985 with a feeding capacity of just 2000 pilgrims. But today as many as 35-45thousand devotees are enjoying free meals every day and rever it as ‘Lord Venkateswara’s prasadam’ in the massive Annadanam complex at Tirumala which is open for 12 hours a day .
In view of every increasing pilgrim influx to the holy hill shrine, the number of pilgrims consuming free meals has also considerably increased year by year. On an average, in a year, over one crore pilgrims consume free meals in the Annadanam Complex of TTD.
To facilitate the devotees TTD has taken up construction of a new massive Annadanam complex to accomodate more devotees. While the present building has the capacity to feed almost 2000 pilgrims in one sitting, the new complex constructed at a cost of Rs.33cr can accomodate 4000 pilgrims at a time.
FEATURES OF NEW ANNADANA COMPLEX:
Spread over two lakh square feet, the new Annadanam building consists of four massive halls, each with a capacity of 1000 seats. Apart from providing the south indian rice meals, TTD has also made arrangement for providing Roti and sabzi to the devotees from north.It has purchased rothi making machine which can prepare 2000 rothis in an hour. Apart from this, state – of –art of machinery has also been installed in this massive complex.
The new Annadanam complex being inaugurated by H.E. the President of India, Smt.Pratibha Devi Singh Patil on July 7 in Tirumala will have a capacity to facilitate free food to 75,000 to one lakh pilgrims daily .