Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam cancels Kalyanams of February 17

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jan 8, 2019, 1:34 am IST
Updated Jan 8, 2019, 3:43 am IST
The Srinivasa Kalyanam which was to be performed on October 28 was postponed to February 17.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam
 Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam

Tirupati: The Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) has cancelled the Srinivasa Kalyanam that was scheduled to be performed at LB Stadium in Hyderabad on February 17 after the organisers reportedly deviated from the rules.

According to a statement released by the TTD on Monday, the Dattagiri Maharaj Charitable Trust had come forward at the end of October last year to perform the event in Hyderabad. The Srinivasa Kalyanam which was to be performed on October 28 was postponed to February 17.

 

At this juncture, in the name of Mr B. Krish-nam Raju, secretary of the Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam Trust (Register No: BK 4, CS No.418/2018), handouts and pamphlets were learnt to have been distributed among devotees stating that those who offer donation for the event would be provided VIP break darshan, vastram of the diety and the goddess and would be seated on the stage where the event would be performed.

As this was against the norms, the TTD decided to cancel the February 17 event. The statement added that the TTD never accepts donations for these weddings and it had nothing to do with the donations that were collected by the Sri Srinivasa Kalyanam Trust from devotees.

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