PRECIOUS STONES STUDDED GOLDEN IDOLS DONATED IN SRIVARI HUNDI
Tirumala, Oct 11, 2012 (P.R.O): An ananymous devotee expressed his largesse by donating Rs. 1.25cr worth precious stones studded idols of Lord Venkateswara and His two consorts Goddesses Lakshmi Devi and Padmavathi in Srivari Hundi.
Addressing media persons in front of Tirumala temple on Thursday evening, the TTD EO Sri LV Subramanyam and JEO Sri KS Srinivasa Raju said that the devotee made this ‘golden’ offering in Srivari Hundi on 28th of September.
They said there are a total number of about 1014 diamonds, 552 rubies, 197 emeralds and one big Sapphire studded in the mulvirat(presiding deity
replica) idol. Later they briefed the details and released the pictures of the idols to media.
Details of the Idols:
Mula Virat Lord Venkateswara: Size about 14 inches and weight about 2.57kilos. Cost of the idol: Rs.1.2crores. There are 25 diamonds studded on golden platform where the lord is being laid, 90 diomonds in Disc(Chakram),
112 diamonds in Shanku(Conch), 199 in the crown, 44 diamonds in Namam(Tilak), 139 diamonds in 3 various jewels, 13 diamonds in the waist ornament.
While the weight of Goddess lakshmi is 101gms worth about Rs.2,92,900 and weight of Goddess Padmavathi is around 81gms costing about Rs.2,34,900.