New Delhi: At least demonetisation has no impact on the earning of Lord Venkateshwara. The famous hill shrine of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam of Andhra Pradesh has netted Rs 1,018 crore of cash offerings in its ‘hundi'(offering boxes) during 2016.
The famous temple of Lord Balaji or Lord Venkateswara, an incarnation of Vishnu, who is believed to have appeared here to save mankind from its troubles witnessed 2.6 crore devotees coming from across the world.
The Lord Balaji temple on the Tirumala-Tirupati hill shrine also sold around 67.12 lakh online Rs 300 special entry darshan tickets in 2016, adding another Rs 201 crore to the temple’s revenue. The temple trust also sold 1 crore pieces of the famous ‘laddu prasad’ in 2016.